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Knights of the Sky

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.0
Amiga
80
3.6
Atari ST
...
3.7
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Description

Knights of the Sky is a World War I flight combat sim where you pilot one of 20 different aircraft (each handles differently) as you engage in simple missions or join a full campaign where you will progress through World War I, going on a 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. If you do really good in the game, one of the enemy aces may drop a note to challenge you to an aerial duel.

A unique feature of the game is the 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 DOS Title Screen
Knights of the Sky Atari ST He flies straight into my crosshairs
Knights of the Sky Atari ST Just like in the old days!
Knights of the Sky Amiga The campaign menu

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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
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1991 88 out of 100 88
The One for ST Games Atari ST Feb, 1992 87 out of 100 87
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

Cancelled Genesis version

A Genesis version was developed and actually reviewed by GamePro (Nov. 1994, Rating: 2 out of 5), but it was never released.

Title

The game was originally to be called Red Baron, but the company later learned that Sierra/Dynamix already had the rights.

Version differences

  • A second DOS 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
  • In the Amiga/ST versions of the game you can land your plane and get it completely repaired, but you are not permitted to take on more ammunition.
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Geffel and Kasey Chang
Contributed to by Trixter (8731), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Terok Nor (19350) and Игги Друге (44541)