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F-16 Combat Pilot (DOS)

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Description

True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.

Screenshots

F-16 Combat Pilot DOS ...as well as on your and enemy aircrafts.
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS Approchaching ground installations.
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS Left-hand cockpit view...
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS ...as normally all you'll see is the target rectangle on your HUD. At that point, long-range fire&forget rockets take care of the rest.

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) May, 1989 952 out of 1000 95
The Games Machine (UK) Feb, 1989 93 out of 100 93
The One Mar, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82

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Aug 13, 2010
anyone have this game????? 1 James Stephens
Jun 30, 2007

Trivia

Media

The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.

Awards

  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989
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-Chris (7357) added F-16 Combat Pilot (DOS) on May 18, 2002
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