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Description

B-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.

Screenshots

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Cockpit view
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Plane
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Plane on ground.
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows View from plane

Promo Images

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Screenshot
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Screenshot
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Screenshot
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Б-17 Летающая Крепость 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "B-17空中堡垒:第八飞行中队" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

This is what happens when your only goal is to one-up another title Maury Markowitz (236) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
A technical marvel and a very poor game Rick Jones (108) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Jan 08, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Gamesmania.de 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 81 out of 100 81
IGN Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Dec 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 19, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Watcher Oct 14, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
4Players.de Dec 20, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Porn links

One 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.

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Alexander Schaefer (2312) added B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! (Windows) on Apr 22, 2001