Written by  :  Dan Horvat (3)
Written on  :  Feb 13, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
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Summary

Addictive simulation

The Good

Almost everything is great. This is the most addictive game I ever played, it just makes you want to go up in the air again and score more points, get more medals, hurt the enemy as bad as you can with your limited fuel/weapons load. Flight model seems to be good, and I often use high stall speed to help me maneuver during dogfight. Excellent game... whoever played it, must be horrified at the sight of Il-76 Mainstay on the radar.

The Bad

The engine noise is irritating, and it's way too easy to shoot down anything from the sky using only guns.

The Bottom Line

Low-resolution simulation, endlessly addictive. Minor bugs with gunfire, but otherwise this is the way a game should be made. Today's games which are based solely on graphics could learn a lot from this one and its gameplay and atmosphere.