Falcon

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
CDTV
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4.5
Amiga
85
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Atari ST
82
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Description

The long Falcon simulation legacy of hardcore simulations of the F-16 fighter plane begins here. The plane's electronic displays and radars are simulated fully, with 4 styles of HUD. Not only can your plane barrel-roll and scissor, the enemy planes can too, with Artificial Intelligence recreating the moves of a real pilot. This was one of the earliest games to offer head-to-head play by linking two machines. It comes with a massive manual, detailing all those functions.

Screenshots

Falcon DOS Selecting a mission (CGA)
Falcon Atari ST Ready for takeoff!
Falcon Macintosh Title
Falcon Amiga Armament

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Joker CDTV Sep, 1991 5 out of 5 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1988 939 out of 1000 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 94 out of 100 94
Zero DOS Nov, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Play Time Macintosh May, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Jun, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #8 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Computer and Video Games
    • Issue 06/1989 - Winner Golden Joystick Award 1989 for Best 16-Bit Simulation Game (reader's vote)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #20 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1989 - Best Simulation in 1988
  • ST Format
    • May 1990 (Issue #10) - Included in the list "ST Format's 30 Kick-Ass Classics"

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