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Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator (DOS)

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Description

An old, but very realistic space shuttle simulator. The package contains, in addition to two game disks, a very thick manual and a large sheet (A2 size, maybe) displaying the cockpit instruments of the shuttle. To successfully fly the missions, the player must learn a great number of dials and how to use every single instrument, located in nine different cockpit panels. The controls can be used with mouse, but keyboard shortcuts are essential for quick operation. In addition to cockpit views, there are various external views, from which you can see the shuttle e.g. in launch pad and in orbit. If you do not use time advance or time skip options during the game, playing one mission can last for days. Going through the proper pre-launch countdown takes five hours, for example.

Screenshots

Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS Title screen
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS A part of the control panel
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS Our Shuttle with an 747
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS Mission briefing

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User Reviews

Ambitious and very detailed simulation that missed the mark Dasharatha (10) 0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars0.8 Stars
A space sim with extremely high realism. NH (471) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play May, 1992 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1993 29 out of 100 29

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #50 Worst Game of All Time

NH (471) added Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator (DOS) on Aug 11, 2003
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