DescriptionThis flight simulator puts you in the cockpit of either the F-22 or the fictional F-29.
Choose from four campaigns with increasing difficulty: a training campaign in Arizona plus real war campaigns in the Pacific, the Middle East and in Europe.
Each campaign includes a variety of missions involving both dogfights and air-to-ground attacks.
- "F-29 Retaliator" -- Media title
Part of the Following Groups
|Arcadey fun... if you ignore the bugs||Amiga||possinboots (44)|
|Decent flight simulator in its day||DOS||Feem (45)|
|A must buy for adlib music lovers and retro game enthusiasts.||DOS||Joel Segerbäck (583)|
The Press Says
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jan, 1990||96 out of 100||96|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Jan, 1990||96 out of 100||96|
|The One||Amiga||Dec, 1989||95 out of 100||95|
|Interface||DOS||1991||93 out of 100||93|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||Amiga||1990||88 out of 100||88|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Aug, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||Amiga||Jun, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Jul, 1990||9.5 out of 12||79|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Aug, 1990||60 out of 100||60|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||May, 1991||50|
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Add-onZERO magazine (Issue 12, October 1990) had a Special Mission that required the original game to play. In it, the player took control of a Retaliator in the Arctic Ocean, and ended up dogfighting with Russian MiGs, as well as alien ships -- looking suspiciously like escapees from Battlestar Galactica (the original, kids) -- from the team's next release, Epic.
BugsThis game is widely regarded as being quite bugged. One amusing example I'm aware of is that, even after you eject, you still have control of the plane, so it's actually possible to hit yourself with it.
F22The (real) F22 on the box covers looks nothing like the (fictional) F22 that is actually in the game. Also, contrary to what many believe, the F29 does exist (though not as a fighter), as the X29 experimental aircraft and, in contrast to the above mentioned F22, the F29 and the real X29 look the same.
The Amiga and Atari ST box art, as well as the title screen image in all versions, is based on Lockheed Martin concept art. It's a painting by Syd Mead made in 1988 of the then secret F22 fighter plane, aka the Advanced Tactical Fighter.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 01/1991 – #3 Best Simulation Game in 1990
- Amiga Power
- May 1991 (Issue #00) - #36 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
- ST Format
- Issue 01/1991 – #9 Best Simulator Game in 1990 (Atari ST)