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Description

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.

Screenshots

Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS On the way to space ...
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga At 40.000 feet altitude
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator Amiga TACAN switches
Shuttle: The Space Flight Simulator DOS Mission briefing

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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
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1992 80 out of 100 80
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Datormagazin Amiga Nov 19, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Play Time DOS May, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Power Play DOS May, 1992 49 out of 100 49
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1992 34 out of 100 34
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 32 out of 100 32

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #50 Worst Game of All Time

Contributed to by NH (471)