Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows)

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Description

The "1998" version of the popular Microsoft series. Flight Simulator is aimed at enthusiasts that features 3000 airports and precise recreations of 45 cityscapes. Flight modeling is provided by experts in both military and aerobatic fields. Helicopters and pre-launch planes are among those included.

Many scenarios with full dialogue with the control tower adds a lot of realism to the game. Internet play enhances your flight experience with other human-controlled airplanes. 3D acceleration and MMX technology are supported.

Screenshots

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The default view is the cockpit view but this can be changed via a drop down menu option.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows A close up of the Sopwith Camel in flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows It is possible to zoom in on the plane even closer than this but the results are unrecognisable
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows The extensive help system is windows based. These windows overlay the flight sim menus and at some resolutions the flight sim menus can be seen around the edges

Alternate Titles

  • "模拟飞行98" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "FS 98" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Realism takes over arcade Olivier Masse (420) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mega Score Nov, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Jeux Oct, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 13, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameTrip.net Dec 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 29, 1997 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Oct, 1997 68 out of 100 68
Gamesmania.de 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

This game was available last year in Australia along with many other Microsoft games repackaged by Ubi Soft for about $29.95-it was packaged in a box, and the cd is in a DVD case, while the manual is on the cd-in .pdf format.

Related Web Sites

  • Andy's Flight Simulator Page (A fan site for the entire Microsoft Flight Simulator series.)
  • Flight Sim 98 SDK page (Download site for an entire suite of software development tools (the software development kit) for FS 98.)
  • Flight Simulation Links (A HUGE list of Flight Simulator links, spanning a wide variety of programs (including FS98), plus some actual aviation links.)
Olivier Masse (420) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows) on Nov 22, 1999