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Knights of the Sky

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
80
3.6
Atari ST
...
3.7
PC-98
...
3.8
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Description

Based on sighting reports, the Hun ace must be here somewhere...

You thought as the wind races through the open cockpit while you struggle to hide in the clouds while maintaining a lookout all around. A group of friendly bombers just flew past, and you decided to hang back a bit and see what that would stir up.

There! A flash of red in the corner of your vision. You are mine this time... you thought, as you turned the craft and advanced the throttle to maximum, and charged the guns.

Knights of the Sky is a World War I flight combat sim where you pilot one of the 20 different crafts available (each handles differently!) as you engage in simple missions or join a full campaign where you will progress through World War I where you will go on variety of missions, patrols, and even encounter enemy aces. You can engage balloons and blimps, enemy fighters and bombers, even strafe group targets such as supply trains.

Its main feature is capability of modem link so you can challenge fellow modem owners to dogfights, something that none of its contemporaries had.

Screenshots

Knights of the Sky Atari ST This menu lets you choose a plane and mission
Knights of the Sky Amiga Copy protection screen
Knights of the Sky Atari ST Main menu
Knights of the Sky Atari ST The map of the mission

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User Reviews

A good game to learn dogfighting, or even just learning to fly. DOS John Schall (3)
I haven't been the same since DOS ian good (1)

The Press Says

Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 19 out of 20 95
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1993 92 out of 100 92
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 69 out of 100 69

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Trivia

A second release of Knights of the Sky was made available that contained:

  • General bug fixes
  • Fix for fast 386's and 486's
  • "Friendly" patrols
  • Incremental damage from enemy fire
  • Enhanced IBM sound driver


This update made the game much more enjoyable; sadly, not many customers knew about it.
Contributed to by Trixter (8743), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (421), Terok Nor (17854) and Игги Друге (38168)