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DescriptionRed Baron puts you in the pilot's seat of actual World War I fighter aircraft. This game features 28 different aircraft from both the Allied and the German sides presented in actual 3D graphics. Start a career as a pilot and rise through the ranks to become the most feared ace in the skies, or participate in a variety of single missions including simple fighter sweeps, balloon-busting, zeppelin hunting, or take on an actual WWI ace in one-on-one combat. If you're good enough, you may even be able to take on the infamous Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron himself.
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: Airco DH.2
- Aircraft: Albatros D.II
- Aircraft: Albatros D.III
- Aircraft: Albatros D.V
- Aircraft: Fokker Dr.I
- Aircraft: Fokker D.VII
- Aircraft: Fokker E.III
- Aircraft: Nieuport 17
- Aircraft: Pfalz D.III
- Aircraft: RAF S.E.5
- Aircraft: Sopwith Camel
- Aircraft: Sopwith Pup
- Aircraft: Sopwith Snipe
- Aircraft: Sopwith Triplane
- Aircraft: SPAD S.VII
- Aircraft: SPAD S.XIII
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Great War Planes series
- Historical conflict: World War I
- Red Baron games
- Sierra/Dynamix Red Baron series
|Wonderful, colorful air combat!||DOS||Professor (95)|
|Probably the most fun flight sim ever||DOS||Maury Markowitz (222)|
|THE pure dogfighting simulation||DOS||Rick Jones (108)|
|Legendary Air Combat||DOS||Ghost (106)|
|AN UNDERRATED GEM!!!||DOS||Mr. Crap (4)|
The Press Says
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Dec, 1991||100|
|The One||DOS||Jan, 1991||91 out of 100||91|
|Power Play||DOS||Apr, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jan, 1992||76 out of 100||76|
|Power Play||Amiga||May, 1992||75 out of 100||75|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Mar, 1995||72 out of 100||72|
|Amiga Action||Amiga||Mar, 1992||56 out of 100||56|
|GameHippo.com||DOS||Aug 15, 1998||4 out of 10||40|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Feb, 1992||2 out of 12||17|
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256 color versionPlayers who owned the 16-color version of the game were a couple of months later invited to send away to Dynamix with proof of purchase to obtain free diskettes containing the 256-color version.
ExtrasThe box came with maps and a very big manual with information about the Red Baron, WOI, photo's, aircraft specifications, the lot.
Freeware releaseThis 16 color version was made available as freeware to promote and make amends for the late release of Red Baron II.
MultiplayerSierra's on-line community known as the ImagiNation Network (INN) featured, among many other games, a multiplayer version of Red Baron. The multiplayer version was popular and attracted quite a following until the network was unfortunately shutdown in 1996. The Red Baron community supported many squardons (some of which still exist today in other on-line flight simulators), inter-squadron wars, and a player-run "SkyWars Council."
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1991 (Issue #88) – Simulation of the Year
- May 1993 (Issue #106) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
- November 1996 (15th anniverary issue) - #4 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #92 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
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