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Falcon

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
CDTV
...
4.5
Macintosh
...
4.5
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 Macintosh Scenario selection
Falcon Macintosh In the air rear view
Falcon DOS Here's the reverse view in the cockpit (CGA)
Falcon DOS Selecting a mission (Tandy)

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Critic Reviews

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 94 out of 100 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 94 out of 100 94
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 91 out of 100 91
Happy Computer DOS Apr, 1988 80 out of 100 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Macintosh Feb, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Apr, 1988 79 out of 100 79
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 78 out of 100 78
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
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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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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