B-17 Flying Fortress

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
71
4.0
Atari ST
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DOS
72
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Description

B-17 Flying Fortress is a simulation of the legendary heavy bomber of World War II.

After customizing one's bomber with nose art and a name, one of several randomly assigned bombing missions into Germany must be flown. The game not only features actual flight simulation, but also crew management. Each of the 10 crew members has ratings for categories like piloting, bombing and gunnery. During a mission, crew members can be reassigned to other posts if needed because of injuries. Each position including the pilot seat, the guns and the bombing sight can of course also be controlled by the player.

A historically accurate number of 25 missions must be flown and survived to complete a tour of duty.

Screenshots

B-17 Flying Fortress DOS One of the crew. The game keeps careful track of each member, from skills to health to morale. It's up to you to keep them running a tight ship.
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Awards for mission
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Small dots are lethal Luftwaffe fighters BF109's or FW190's
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST Another attack downs a B-17 his smoke trail down but some crew manage to bail-out

Alternate Titles

  • "B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Go Army Air Corp! DOS Narf! (126)
Highly detailed simulation, albeit often tedious and overly time-consuming DOS Dasharatha (10)
One of a kind DOS Neville (2016)

Critic Reviews

AmigaInfo Amiga Mar, 1997 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Top Secret DOS Nov, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1993 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS Sep, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Atari ST User Atari ST Aug, 1993 51 out of 100 51

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Trivia

Freeware release

In 2000, Microprose has allowed the developer of B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, the game's 'sequel', to release the original B-17 Flying Fortress games as freeware in a promotional attempt. See the links section for the address.

Related Web Sites

  • Bomb-Away.net's freeware download of B-17 Flying Fortress (In an attempt to promote this upcoming game, Hasbro/Microprose has released the original B-17 Flying Fortress game as freeware to be downloaded at the developer's site.

    For those who have purchased the game (worth it for the manual), this site also has crew editors and other neat little utilities all in one place.)
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