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Red Arrows (ZX Spectrum)

Red Arrows ZX Spectrum This screen displays while the game loads


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 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 The start of a solo flight. Flight instructions are turned on and the manoeuvre to perform is 'Roll Left', but first the plane has to get off the ground.
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum This screen displays while the game loads
Red Arrows ZX Spectrum Opting for e training flight brings up this list of options. This is where the novice flight modes can be selected.

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Sinclair User Oct, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Home Computing Weekly Aug, 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 (63168) added Red Arrows (ZX Spectrum) on Mar 30, 2008
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