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Warbirds (Lynx)

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3.8
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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91
neXGam
Für mich einer der ganz großen Lynx Titel, wenn nicht sogar der Größte. Nicht nur das er technisch beeindruckend ist und einen großartigen Merhspielermodus bietet, sondern auch heutzutage in Sachen Gameplay noch richtig unterhaltsam ist. Gerade wenn man immer wieder mal gern für zehn Minuten am Himmel kreisen möchte, führt an Warbirds praktisch kein Weg vorbei. Daher schnell zuschlagen und noch Exemplare sichern, solange sie noch nicht vollends in Sammlerhand sind!
90
Consoles Plus
Warbirds a les qualités pour s'imposer comme l'un des premiers simulaeurs de vol/arcade sur Lynx, et n'est vraiment pas facile.
90
Defunct Games
As if this wasn't enough, the final layer of icing on the Warbirds cake is that it's ComLynx ready, and up to four players can get in on the action. The game graphics, while simple, are outstanding, and when you top all this off with some neat digitized pictures at the end of each mission, you have one really amazing game. It's not for everybody, but if you're a Lynx owner who loves flight simulators you owe it to yourself to check out this phenomenal action game.
88
The Atari Times
The strength of Warbirds is its spectacular scaling graphics, and it easy to pick up but harder to master gameplay, these pluses and the multiplayer more than outweigh the tile’s lack of story mode and make it one of the highly recommended titles that can really show off what the Lynx can do.
84
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
There isn't a lot of variety to the gameplay (it would have been nice to have something other than dogfights to participate in - a bombing mission for example) but what's there is good fun for a while.
80
Joypad
Warbirds est vraiment très bon techniquement parlant : les graphismes en 3D sont superbes, l'affichage est très rapide, et l'avion que vous pilotez est très maniable.
80
All Game Guide
In any case, Warbirds provides an excellent way for armchair pilots to fit a dogfight into the palms of their hands. If you enjoy flight sims and need a way to pass the time during your next cross-Atlantic flight, look no farther than Warbirds.
61
Video Games
Warbirds ist ein typischer Vertreter der “Alleine ist‘s öde, aber in Gesellschaft wird‘s spaßig“-Module. Wenn man solo am Lynx hockt, wird das Modul trotz der sehr flotten und detailreichen Grafik schnell langweilig. Wehe aber, wenn sich ausreichend Freunde zum Luftduell zusammenfinden; hier geht dann richtig die Post ab. Echte Simulationsexperten wird Warbirds zu simpel sein.
60
Power Play
Toll sieht "Warbirds" auf den ersten Blick aus: Die nette, recht flinke Grafik (mit detaillierten Feindflugzeugen und dicken Wolkenknäuls) und das hölzerne Knattern der Bord-MGs machen dem Action- und dem Simulationsfan gleichermaßen Lust auf heiße Fliegerduelle. Spielt man Warbirds alleine, läßt die Motivation jedoch erschreckend schnell nach: Eine Simulation ist das Spiel auch im entsprechenden Modus nicht, für ein reines Actionspiel fehlt hingegen die Abwechslung. Neben dem 3-D-Chip sorgt so die Vernetzungsmöglichkeit dafür, daß das Spiel trotz gravierender Mängel nicht floppt.
25
The Video Game Critic
Warbirds makes for a great demo, but as a game it's a real snooze-fest. The controls are sluggish, and turning is slow. Since you're typically only facing one enemy at a time, you constantly have to double back in order to get your foe lined up again. Since there are no crosshairs, it's hard to tell if an enemy is in your line of fire. It's also not clear when an enemy plane is taking damage, although eventually it begins to smoke. Simulation fans might appreciate Warbirds on technical merit, but arcade-minded gamers should keep their distance.