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Knights of the Sky

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
...
3.7
PC-98
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3.8
Amiga
80
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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 Just like in the old days!
Knights of the Sky Atari ST The bombing view isn't very useful on the ground
Knights of the Sky Atari ST Slot view: front
Knights of the Sky Atari ST Chase view can be very useful

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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
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67

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Trivia

Sid Meier originally wanted to title this game "Red Baron", but later learned that Sierra/Dynamix already had the rights.
Contributed to by Trixter (8743), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (421), Terok Nor (17862) and Игги Друге (38180)