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Knights of the Sky (DOS)

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Description

Knights of the Sky is a World War I flight combat sim where you pilot one of 20 different aircraft (each handles differently) as you engage in simple missions or join a full campaign where you will progress through World War I, going on a variety of missions, patrols, and even encounter enemy aces. You can engage balloons and blimps, enemy fighters and bombers, even strafe group targets such as supply trains. If you do really good in the game, one of the enemy aces may drop a note to challenge you to an aerial duel.

A unique feature of the game is the capability of modem link so you can challenge fellow modem owners to dogfights, something that none of its contemporaries had.

Screenshots

Knights of the Sky DOS Choose pilot
Knights of the Sky DOS Main Menu
Knights of the Sky DOS Know Thine Enemy
Knights of the Sky DOS Back View

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User Reviews

A good game to learn dogfighting, or even just learning to fly. John Schall (3) unrated
I haven't been the same since ian good (1) unrated

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67

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Trivia

Cancelled Amiga version

A Genesis version was developed and actually reviewed by GamePro (Nov. 1994, Rating: 2 out of 5), but it was never released.

Title

The game was originally to be called Red Baron, but the company later learned that Sierra/Dynamix already had the rights.

Version differences

  • A second DOS release of Knights of the Sky was made available that contained:
    • General bug fixes
    • Fix for fast 386's and 486's
    • "Friendly" patrols
    • Incremental damage from enemy fire
    • Enhanced IBM sound driver
  • In the Amiga/ST versions of the game you can land your plane and get it completely repaired, but you are not permitted to take on more ammunition.
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Geffel and Kasey Chang
Trixter (8737) added Knights of the Sky (DOS) on Mar 01, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Terok Nor (18347) and Игги Друге (42670)