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The activities of the RAF's famous aircraft display team are brought to life in this simulation. The player can take part in loops, rolls and flypasts, working in tandem with friendly pilots as little as 6ft away, flying at over 300 miles per hour.

Instructions are given in-flight; follow the requested height and direction to maximise the visual appeal of the routine and to avoid collisions. Thrust and steering can be automated in flight; this invokes a scoring penalty but allows new players to master the more complex functions.


Red Arrows ZX Spectrum When the plane is completely upside down the next order is given, a roll to the right
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum The game reviews talk a lot about the in-game documentation. This is the screen explaining the game's options for the novice pilot
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum So thrust is at max, that's the yellow column on the left, brakes & flaps are off shown by the coloured letters on the left changing from green to red. The plane is airborne!
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum After a quick look at the list of action keys a roll to the left is initiated. The absence of any clouds or scenery means that the instruments are the most exciting thing on the screen

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Sinclair User Oct, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Aug 27, 1985 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The game's original release included an entry form for a competition. The winner would receive a VIP visit to the Red Arrows' base at RAF Scampton, and get to sit at the controls of a Hawk plane, as well as seeing the Arrows in action.
Martin Smith (66812) added Red Arrows (ZX Spectrum) on Mar 30, 2008
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