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Description

True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.

Screenshots

F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum The game is mulitlingual
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum When the mission fails the screen goes completely red. Then there's a pause while the game loads the end of mission data
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum This time, at least I got off the ground.
The next screen is the game options screen
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum I think this screen allows fine tuning of weather etc. I have training mode set to ON so most are disabled

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair Feb, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Sinclair User Feb, 1991 88 out of 100 88

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anyone have this game????? 1 James Stephens
Jun 30, 2007

Trivia

Media

The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #31 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989

Sam Coupé version

The game was in development for Sam Coupé and was to be published by Revelation Software. A demo version appeared on the covertape of Crash issue 92 (September 1991) but the full game was ultimately not published.

Information also contributed by Jeanne
Martin Smith (63001) added F-16 Combat Pilot (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 06, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4722), -Chris (7307) and Martin Smith (63001)