DescriptionB-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! is a flight sim featuring the famous WWII bomber, made by some of the team who also created B-17 Flying Fortress for MicroProse.
You can take control over every of 16 positions available in this plane: Pilot, Gunner, Bomber or communications officer. You can also fly one of the escort fighters (P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, and P-47 Thunderbolt) or German fighters (Bf 109, FW 190, and Me 262).
The flight model is very accurate, as is the graphics and sounds used to represent plane damage.
In addition to managing the aircraft and bombing missions, one also has to manage the bomber crew, take care of the wounded, make sure they don't panic under fire, almost like in an RPG.
- "Б-17 Летающая Крепость 2" -- Russian spelling
- "B-17空中堡垒：第八飞行中队" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: B-17 Flying Fortress
- Aircraft: Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109
- Aircraft: Messerschmitt Me 262
- Aircraft: P-38 Lightning
- Aircraft: P-47 Thunderbolt
- Aircraft: P-51 Mustang
- Historical conflict: World War II
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|This is what happens when your only goal is to one-up another title||Maury Markowitz (231)|
|A technical marvel and a very poor game||Rick Jones (108)|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Jan, 2001||90 out of 100||90|
|Gamesmania.de||2000||89 out of 100||89|
|Gry OnLine||Dec 20, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Jan 11, 2001||80|
|IGN||Dec 18, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dec 11, 2000||16 out of 20||80|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Dec 27, 2000||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Player (Germany)||Dec, 2000||79 out of 100||79|
|Game Watcher||Oct 14, 2004||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Dec 23, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
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Porn linksOne of the data files of the original version of the game contained links to hardcore porn websites.
According to the developer, this was caused by, during development, merging several different data files into one larger file. Every time a file was added to the large file, space was allocated. However, when too much memory was allocated, the extra space was filled with what was on the disk there before.
Related Web Sites
- German fan site (German fan site)