Blue Max: Aces of the Great War
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Blue Max is a World War I fighter plane simulator, where the player may fly fighter planes such as Fokker, Sopwith, Spad, and many other ones.
The game allows split screen gaming for two players, cooperatively or competitively, with multiple 3D camera angle features. Missions involve shooting down enemy planes, while others focus on specific targets. The game includes a very unique feature for those who chose to use it: the ability to convert the dogfights to turn-based battles fought on a hexagonal map but still maintaining the 3D view in a frozen window.
Credits (DOS version)
Average score: 64% (based on 8 ratings)
Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 1 reviews)
It's fun. Seriously, I never liked flight simulators with too many controls and a 200 page manual for all the nitty details. This is all about hitting dem double deckers with your antique machine gun and feel like Snoopy when he hunts the Red Baron. This is the first flight simulator I actually enjoyed (other than Wing Commander, if you want to count them). Also, good graphics for the time being when most companies still made EGA stuff.
Well, as I said: not a lot of details. If you're into that, look for something else. You could cheat really easy too: the game would save your pilot file and log of kills but if you died they'd get erased... so make sure to put your savegame path on a floppy, and when you're biting the dust take the floppy out -> bingo, your pilot survives!
The Bottom Line
Well worth a look. I was sceptical because back then I HATED flight simulators, and I ended up liking it. Doubt you could find it anywhere though.
DOS · by Gothicgene (66) · 2001
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Game added by Jeff Sinasac.
Game added May 27, 2000. Last modified January 21, 2024.