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Falcon

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.5
Amiga
79
4.1
CDTV
...
4.5
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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 Amiga Cockpit view
Falcon Amiga Ready for take-off
Falcon Amiga Tower view
Falcon Amiga Title screen

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The Press Says

Amiga Joker CDTV Sep, 1991 5 out of 5 100
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 94 out of 100 94
The One Amiga Jan, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Power Play DOS 1989 90 out of 100 90
Happy Computer DOS Apr, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • 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

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