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Skyfox

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User Reviews

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 (3654)

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Combined MobyScore 4 3.6


The Press Says

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Apple IITeleMatch
Die höheren “Skyfox“-Weihen habe ich in der Kürze der Test-Zeit nicht erreichen können. Doch was hier geboten wird, zählt zu den besten strategisch-ballerischen Simulationen auf dem Markt. Ein optischer Hochgenuß — unbedingt empfehlenswert und hoffentlich auch bald für viele andere Systeme erhältlich.
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ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
The graphics are smooth and the foes are gruesomely life-like, but just so I don't swamp you with unqualified praise, I would say that my only real criticism is of the lack of colour in everything but the scanners. This isn't a major gripe though - after playing for a while, you get so caught up in the mastery of the graphic detail, you forget about it being largely black and white. Until you've chased a Foxbat nose-to-vapour-trail in some neck jerking turns in this baby, you've never played a flight/combat game.
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ZX SpectrumTilt
Ce logiciel tient toujours la rampe malgré sa relative ancienneté. Cette version dispose des mêmes possibilités que les autres. Mais si l'animation est excellente, le décor a beaucoup perdu. Il demeure pourtant l'un des meilleurs jeux de guerres aériennes pour cette machine.
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Amstrad CPCAmtix!
I found the Skyfox plane very manoeuvrable, even if it was very slow reacting and moving, and got it to do lots of things from diving to landing which was very useful because, as the inlay says 'The Slow Don't Live'. One good feature of Skyfox is that you can advance from the mere tank training exercise to a 'massive onslaught'- (who wrote these inlay descriptions?) Every plane and tank is well detailed, usually requiring a very accurate hit to destroy it, which kept me at Skyfox for quite a while, (in fact the only thing that stopped me was the famous M.E.B. power cuts).
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Commodore 64Commodore User
It may be a slightly better rendition of some of the 3D strategy shoot 'em ups that have gone before but it is not breaking any new ground as far as gaming is concerned and is not up to the high and innovative standards set by Electronic Arts in the past. If you want a deep space shoot 'em up with strategy thrown in then Elite has to be a much better buy.
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Commodore 64Computer Gaming World (CGW)
An arcade flight game which allowed Dynamix to stretch their technological wings as a developer.