User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)


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Atari ST
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Aliens have invaded your beloved homeland, and you must help save it. You are flying the Skyfox, the most advanced attack fighter plane available to the Federation, from within the cockpit. Skyfox is complete with deflection shields, laser cannons, five guided and five heat-seeking missiles and a top speed of Mach IV. The 15 scenarios can be played at 5 skill levels. You will have to fight tanks, enemy planes and the mothership. Use the radar to locate enemy vehicles, and the long-range scanner to ensure that no wave reaches your base before you can take it out. Keep an eye on your shields, and on fuel levels - you can dock at the base to refuel.


Skyfox Apple II Mission statistics
Skyfox Amstrad CPC Title screen
Skyfox Amiga Loading screen
Skyfox Atari ST In the plane now

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One of the most classic fighter sims - 1st with first person view from cockpit. Apple II XplOrOrOr (16)
Fast and furious action for its time, simply amazing, but can be repetitive Apple II Kasey Chang (3653)

The Press Says

TeleMatch Apple II Nov, 1984 3 out of 3 100
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Mar, 1986 83 out of 100 83
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1986 7.75 out of 10 78
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1988 60 out of 100 60
Commodore User Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 25


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If you know how to pull it up, you can play Space Invaders while inside Skyfox... It's an easter egg.

The English-language Spectrum version is not compatible with the +2A or +3 models, but the Spanish version from DroSoft is. I wonder if anyone learned Spanish specifically to play this?
Contributed to by tbuteler (3023), Lars Norpchen (74), Martin Smith (63136), ZZip (795), Terok Nor (19022) and Scaryfun (12022)