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F29 Retaliator (DOS)

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Written by  :  Feem (45)
Written on  :  Apr 21, 2005
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Decent flight simulator in its day

The Good

I remember it was very fun firing tons and tons of AMRAAM missiles at enemy planes. Limiting the missile supply seemed to make things a lot harder. The basic dogfighting was very entertaining back then - though I'm sure it will seem too dated to hold up to flight simulators of today.

The Bad

The old 3D graphics made it difficult to understand what was going on sometimes. Though the dogfights were fun, it wasn't a very deep game beyond that. Back in its day, it could be seen as a very complex simulation of jet flight (compare it with galaga) - but today, it is hardly worth playing, since its value was largely in its level of realism (which has been far, far eclipsed)

The Bottom Line

It's an old flight simulator game that employed futuristic jets with smart missiles. You can get into dog fights with enemy jets and fire at the ground. The graphics will look remarkably blocky to someone looking back at it these days. I'd play it again for the sake of nostalgia, but I can't see why anyone who hadn't played as a kid would feel inclined to start playing it now.