DescriptionB-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.
- "B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action" -- Tag-lined title
Part of the Following Groups
|Go Army Air Corp!||Narf! (128)||unrated|
|Highly detailed simulation, albeit often tedious and overly time-consuming||Dasharatha (10)|
The Press Says
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Sep, 1992||10 out of 12||83|
|PC Games (Germany)||Oct, 1992||69 out of 100||69|
|Power Play||Sep, 1992||62 out of 100||62|
|PC Player (Germany)||Mar, 1995||61 out of 100||61|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Sep, 1993||60|
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Freeware releaseIn 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.