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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.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Extra outside view
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows All keyboard assignments can be adjusted to suit the player. This too can be accomplished in-flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows London Bridge
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Windows Choosing 'Select A Flight' from the main menu brings up another menu with three categories; Challenges, Flights and Adventures. The menus overlay each other and don't always hide each other

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 (421) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Dec, 1997 94 out of 100 94
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
GameTrip.net Dec 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Nov 05, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Oct, 1997 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamesmania 1997 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Some releases of FS98 included a second CD, "World Of Flight" (originally released by Microsoft in 1995), which contains educational information on planes and aviation.

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 (421) added Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 (Windows) on Nov 22, 1999