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AirForce Delta

aka: Deadly Skies, Flight Shooting

Critic Reviews 67% add missing review

Shin Force (8.9 out of 10)

If you liked Wing Arms for Saturn, then you're sure to like Airforce Delta. Nonstop flying action with excellent graphics, gameplay and sound. The addition of more types of weapons (i.e. bombs, Mavericks, etc.) would have made it better though...

Jul 29th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Consoles Plus (86 out of 100)

Un excellent jeu. Manquent un mode 2 joueurs et une durée de vie plus longue.

Oct 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

IGN (8.1 out of 10)

In the end, AFD is a niche title that does what it is supposed to, albeit a bit slowly in terms of speed. But when one considers the fact that this game does so closely resemble and feel like Ace Combat, one cannot help but realize that the title is sure to please many fans of that series. That in mind, AFD is an enjoyable, albeit very arcade experience, which many will find pure pleasure in playing. While it may not be the most gorgeous flight game on the system to date (those honors go to Aero Wings) it is the only combat flight simulation, and it is a damn good one to boot!

Sep 8th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

TotalVideoGames (TVG) (8 out of 10)

As far as game replay goes, there isn't much life left in Air Force Delta once you've beaten it on all the difficulties. Sure, it may be cool to replay those canyon winding, missile dodging missions, but the lack of the ability to fully customize your craft and go head-to-head with a friend seriously reduces the replay value of the game. Once you beat the game a couple of times, you'll probably find yourself playing only one or two missions over and over again just for the pleasure to shooting off missiles at your enemies. Air Force Delta is a very impressive first generation title from Konami and deserves it's fair amount of praise, however the amount of superior flight simulators on the PC market keep this title from being a must buy game.

1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Games (3 out of 4)

Air Force Delta ist eine ganz klar ĂŒberdurchschnittliche Action-Flug-Sim, die sich ihre Zwei durch die rasante Action und gut ausbalancierten, wenn auch zu leichten Missionen, redlich verdient hat. Allen Multi-Platform-Usern sei jedoch geraten, falls sie das noch nicht getan haben, eher auf Ace Combat 3 zurĂŒckzugreifen. Das bietet - abgesehen von der Optik - mit seinem Multiple-Story-System, massig Sprachausgabe und verschiedenen Waffensystemen noch ein Quentchen mehr Spielspaß.

Aug 1999 · Dreamcast

Video Games (73 out of 100)

(PAL version)
An Eagle One kommt Deadly Skies meiner Meinung nach zwar nicht annĂ€hernd heran (zu viel Action, zu wenig Strategie), stellt jedoch zumindest fĂŒr die (noch) vernachlĂ€ssigte DC-Fraktion ein absolut durchgestyltes Produkt dar. Wem Aerowings zu zivil war, und wen es nach zĂŒnftiger High-Sky-Action verlangt, wird mit Konamis Flieger zweifellos fĂŒr einige Zeit glĂŒcklich werden. Inwieweit ihr euch jedoch motivieren könnt, das Game bzw. einzelne Missionen mehrmals durchzuspielen, um auch wirklich alle Maschinen in eurem Hangar stehen zu haben, sei allerdings dahingestellt. Nach einmaligem (plus einige Missionen beim zweiten Durchgang) Durchzocken hat's mich ehrlich gesagt nicht mehr sonderlich vom Hocker gerissen.

Feb 2000 · Dreamcast

Mega Fun (72 out of 100)

Konamis erster Action-Titel kann zwar niemanden vom Hocker reißen, aber jedem Fan von Shoot 'em Ups oder Flugspielen sei geraten, einen Blick auf das ĂŒberdurchschnittliche Werk zu werfen. Es kann durchaus begeistern, obwohl der Reiz nach dem ersten Durchzocken recht bald verloren ist. Auf Grund mangelnder Konkurrenz werden Fans dennoch zugreifen.

Sep 1999 · Dreamcast

Revista Oficial Dreamcast (7 out of 10)

En definitiva, es posible Deadly Skies no sea un simulador muy sofisticado, pero el estilo mĂĄs arcade de su acciĂłn invita a disfrutar de las misiones como un... bueno, como un piloto de cazas de combate.

Apr 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

SegaFan.com (7 out of 10)

Si te gustan los juegos de aviones de tipo arcade sin excesivas complicaciones, esta creación de Konami es una buena opción, pero no esperes ninguna floritura técnica, ni nada excesivamente innovador. Amantes de los simuladores abstenerse.

Dec 16th, 2001 · Dreamcast · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (14 out of 20)

Une rĂ©alisation trĂšs bonne fait de Deadly Skies un bon jeu de combat aĂ©rien. Les missions sont assez variĂ©s, il y a un minimum d’évolution au cours du jeu et la jouabilitĂ© est agrĂ©able, bien que limitĂ©e. C’est peut-ĂȘtre dans la durĂ©e que Deadly Skies aura du mal Ă  s’imposer.

Feb 29th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

GameSpot (7 out of 10)

Air Force Delta is eerily reminiscent of Ace Combat 2. So much so, in fact, that you could easily call AFD an Ace Combat clone. You'll watch briefings play out with a large arrow depicting your course, and earn money to purchase all sorts of different real-life planes, each with its own pluses and minuses. Heck, even the briefing font seems as though it were taken directly from an Ace Combat game. That's not to say that Air Force Delta is a bad game. I, for one, welcome the concept of an Ace Combat game on the Dreamcast, and since Namco's commitment to Sega's system seems temporary at best, AFD is the next best thing. Still, the game probably could be a bit better.

Sep 9th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Imperium Gier (6.5 out of 10)

W efekcie AirForce Delta przypadnie do gustu jedynie niektĂłrym graczom. Tym, ktĂłrzy są zbyt ambitni, by grać w shootery, a jednoczeƛnie nie chcą się męczyć za sterami bardziej zƂoĆŒonych maszyn. Są tacy? Niewielu. CĂłĆŒ, taki lajf!

May 3rd, 2003 · Dreamcast · read review

Planet Dreamcast (6 out of 10)

For a standard rental fee, Airforce Delta proves itself to be something worth playing. But it's probably not worth the full purchase price just because you'll discard it after you've beaten it. Sure, buying new planes is fun, but overall it loses its thrill after the first couple hours of play. For diehard flight-combat fanatics, this game would be a good purchase, but for anybody else, it's worth just a couple hours in front of the TV shootin' down some planes.

Oct 11th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Super Play (Sweden) (6 out of 10)

Mer Àn ett snyggt arkadflygspel för hemmabruk Àr Deadly Skies alltsÄ inte, och dess enkla upplÀgg rÀcker inte till för att erbjuda nÄgon lÄngvarig spelupplevelse. Men det Àr kul sÄ lÀnge det varar.

Mar 2000 · Dreamcast

Electric Playground (5.5 out of 10)

Calm down, son--I need to sum this up: Konami’s released a decidedly past-generation console combat-sim for a platform that is capable sooooooooooo much more. Given Konami’s resources and track-record, Air Force Delta could have taken advantage of that. I guess we can blame its uninspired design on the fact that it’s a first-generation title. All that aside, though, Air Force Delta is a solid combat-sim with some nice graphics, intuitive controls, and 30 planes to boot. But where’s that much lauded replay-editing feature that Konami advertised? I don’t want to have to sic Snake on their asses...

2000 · Dreamcast · read review

The Video Game Critic (C)

Some people may not like the fact that the gameplay mostly involves locking on targets (some very far away) and shooting them down with guided missiles. There aren't many occasions to use the machine guns, which only work at very close range. Shooting down planes is fun, but the enemy explosions are rather unspectacular. After each mission, you can watch a cool instant replay. It's not bad, but Airforce Delta is less than thrilling.

Oct 3rd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ( )

Deadly Skies is a disappointing effort that fails to lift this tired genre or add anything new to it. Apart from a few graphical touches which are, admittedly, quite tasty, this offers nothing that will make a PlayStation break into a sweat. Poor all round.

Mar 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Netjak (4 out of 10)

AirForce Delta is difficult to recommend. A patient person could probably wade through the abundant problems and issues that the game suffers from and actually get some enjoyment out of the game. But with so many better alternatives available, it is hardly worth the effort.

Dec 5th, 2003 · Dreamcast · read review

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Critic reviews added by Big John WV, Alsy, RhYnoECfnW, Wizo, Patrick Bregger, firefang9212, Jeanne, beetle120, gukker, Parf, Tim Janssen.