Red Arrows

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BBC Micro
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Commodore 64
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0.6
Amstrad CPC
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Description

The activities of the RAF's famous aircraft display team are brought to life in this simulation. The player can take part in loops, rolls and flypasts, working in tandem with friendly pilots as little as 6ft away, flying at over 300 miles per hour.

Instructions are given in-flight; follow the requested height and direction to maximise the visual appeal of the routine and to avoid collisions. Thrust and steering can be automated in flight; this invokes a scoring penalty but allows new players to master the more complex functions.

Screenshots

Red Arrows Amstrad CPC Following the planes.
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum After a crash the game helpfully shows the player 'Here's how the red Arrows would do it'
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum So thrust is at max, that's the yellow column on the left, brakes & flaps are off shown by the coloured letters on the left changing from green to red. The plane is airborne!
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum The start of a solo flight. Flight instructions are turned on and the manoeuvre to perform is 'Roll Left', but first the plane has to get off the ground.

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

The game's original release included an entry form for a competition. The winner would receive a VIP visit to the Red Arrows' base at RAF Scampton, and get to sit at the controls of a Hawk plane, as well as seeing the Arrows in action.
Contributed to by Kabushi (136611) and Martin Smith (63067)