War Eagles (DOS)

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The last in a short-lived line of low-budget flight sims from COSMI, War Eagles is a decent action-oriented sim set in World War 1. You can choose to play as either a British, or a German pilot. On the British side, you have a choice of 5 missions: patrol, escort, balloon busting, one-against-many dogfight (aptly named "The Hornet's Nest"), and single combat. There are also 5 missions on the German side that are basically mirror image of the British missions (e.g. balloon defense instead of balloon busting, and so on). In the balloon mission, you try to shoot down or defend a large floating Zeppelin.Hornet's Nest is likely to be very challenging for a beginner, although ace pilots may quickly take advantage of the game's nonexistent WW1 fighter flight dynamics to dispose of enemy planes.

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War Eagles DOS Nationality selection (EGA)
War Eagles DOS In the air, among the birds! (EGA)
War Eagles DOS Engaging the Red Baron (or a close facsimile) in a dogfight! (CGA)
War Eagles DOS Firing off my guns just for the joy of it (EGA)

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  • "War Eagles!" -- In-game title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1990 4.2 out of 12 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 1991 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Jon de Ojeda (571) added War Eagles (DOS) on Mar 07, 2003