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Red Baron (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Trivia

256 color version

Players who owned the 16-color version of the game were a couple of months later invited to send away to Dynamix with proof of purchase to obtain free diskettes containing the 256-color version.

Extras

The box came with maps and a very big manual with information about the Red Baron, WOI, photo's, aircraft specifications, the lot.

Freeware release

This 16 color version was made available as freeware to promote and make amends for the late release of Red Baron II.

Multiplayer

Sierra's on-line community known as the ImagiNation Network (INN) featured, among many other games, a multiplayer version of Red Baron. The multiplayer version was popular and attracted quite a following until the network was unfortunately shutdown in 1996. The Red Baron community supported many squardons (some of which still exist today in other on-line flight simulators), inter-squadron wars, and a player-run "SkyWars Council."

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Simulation of the Year
    • May 1993 (Issue #106) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15th anniverary issue) - #4 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #92 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Imajica, Kasey Chang and WildKard

Contributed by Ghost (106) on Jun 24, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (108437)]. -- edit trivia