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Falcon

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MobyRank MobyScore
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DOS
78
3.5
Amiga
79
4.1
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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 Atari ST Selecting a mission
Falcon DOS Selecting equipment (Tandy)
Falcon Amiga Armament
Falcon Amiga Chase view

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Jun, 1988 939 out of 1000 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 94 out of 100 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Macintosh Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer DOS Apr, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1988 6.42 out of 12 54
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
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)
  • 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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