Flying Corps

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Description

Fly four different campaigns of the World War I. The missions are very different and reach from patrol flights to fast attacks. You'll meet planes like Sopwith Camel, Nieuport Scout, SPAD S.XIII, Albatros D.III or Fokker Dr.I Triplane, to mention a few. The game is for both, beginners and experts as you can individually change the realism model.

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Flying Corps DOS Main menu
Flying Corps DOS Scramble! Airplane selection
Flying Corps DOS Main menu
Flying Corps DOS Title screen

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User Reviews

Fantastic WW1 flight simulation. DOS taly01 (8)

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1997 94 out of 100 94
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Mar, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Power Play DOS Jan, 1997 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot DOS Feb 26, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1997 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Windows Feb 26, 1997 8.1 out of 10 81
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Windows Mar, 1997 3 out of 5 60
High Score DOS Mar, 1997 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Extras

The box contains lots of useful documentation. Empire included detailed full-colour terrain maps of all main scenario's: Metz, Nancy, Florange, Verdun, Cambrai, Arras, Douai, Apremont, St. Quentin and Amiens. They threw in a Complete Course of Flying Instruction as well. It is an original illustrated book written by Flight-Commander W.G. McMinnies and published in 1918 by Temple Press Limited, London (237 pp.). It's a complete flying guide and incredibly comprehensive.

Gold version

At the end of 1997, the game was re-released as Flying Corps Gold. This new version had Direct3D support, a new plane (Fokker D7), a mission editor, a new campaign and force feedback support. Multiplayer support was added as well, but internet play was quite buggy. Gamers who bought the original Flying Corps could partially update their game through the 1.1a patch. Direct3D support became available, but the new plane, the new campaign and the mission editor were left out.

Awards

  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 07/2006 - #7 Best Packaging

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