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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
83
3.8
Macintosh
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

In Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer you have the chance to test pilot 14 different airplanes, such as the Bell X-1 and the Lockheed SR-71. It features 10 different viewpoints both inside and outside of the plane, with a zoom of up to 256x, and different aerodynamics for each plane.

You can do different things with the planes, from racing against a computer opponent, to practising formation and stunt flights. You can follow the testing and development programme through its evolution.

There is a "black box recorder" to replay your flights, and analysis of your performance compared to an ideal one.

Screenshots

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Satellite-view is nearly useless. (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator ZX Spectrum There are three more ahead
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Title screen (Hercules Monochrome)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Chuck Yeager criticizes your performance. (EGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer" -- New title after Microsoft threatened litigation

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User Reviews

State of the art PC flight sim, back then. DOS ex_navynuke! (48)

The Press Says

Info Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 5 out of 5 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Nov, 1987 912 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 912 out of 1000 91
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1987 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer DOS 1986 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 78 out of 100 78
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Aircraft

One of the planes is the SR-71 Blackbird and one of its test flight scenarios is trying to best Yaeger's altitude record.

Copy protection

The game was not playable from the original disk since it was write protected and the game required the ability to write to the disk during play. However, the original disk was still required to be handy for the key disk copy protection.

Sales

It was EA's top selling game of 1987; 11% of their total sales in that year.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best MS-DOS Game '87
Information also contributed by Edward Lerner and Terok Nor.
Contributed to by Quapil (4742), Kabushi (122207), Martin Smith (63160), Edward Lerner (26), Terok Nor (18453) and Servo (55922)