Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator

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An old, but very realistic space shuttle simulator. The package contains, in addition to two game disks, a very thick manual and a large sheet (A2 size, maybe) displaying the cockpit instruments of the shuttle. To successfully fly the missions, the player must learn a great number of dials and how to use every single instrument, located in nine different cockpit panels. The controls can be used with mouse, but keyboard shortcuts are essential for quick operation. In addition to cockpit views, there are various external views, from which you can see the shuttle e.g. in launch pad and in orbit. If you do not use time advance or time skip options during the game, playing one mission can last for days. Going through the proper pre-launch countdown takes five hours, for example.


Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga I'm making a landing approach on the dry lake bed at Edwards AFB.
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga Air data panel
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga OMS switches
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga TACAN switches

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User Reviews

Ambitious and very detailed simulation that missed the mark DOS Dasharatha (10)
A space sim with extremely high realism. DOS NH (471)
An excellent for-its-time simulation Amiga Ralph Mayhew (2)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ST Action Atari ST Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 19, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Power Play DOS May, 1992 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1993 46 out of 100 46
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1992 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 32 out of 100 32
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 29 out of 100 29


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