Falcon

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Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
80
4.6
Amiga
81
4.1
Macintosh
...
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 Right-hand cockpit view
Falcon Atari ST Arming your plane
Falcon Amiga Left-hand cockpit view
Falcon Atari ST Ready for takeoff!

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1988 939 out of 1000 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1989 93 out of 100 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Oct, 1988 925 out of 1000 92
Amiga Computing Amiga 1989 92 out of 100 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 91 out of 100 91
Power Play DOS 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Apr, 1988 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1989 9.2 out of 12 77
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 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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