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Red Baron

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Red Baron puts you in the pilot's seat of actual World War I fighter aircraft. This game features 28 different aircraft from both the Allied and the German sides presented in actual 3D graphics. Start a career as a pilot and rise through the ranks to become the most feared ace in the skies, or participate in a variety of single missions including simple fighter sweeps, balloon-busting, zeppelin hunting, or take on an actual WWI ace in one-on-one combat. If you're good enough, you may even be able to take on the infamous Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron himself.

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Credits (DOS version)

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Directed and Designed by
Lead Programmer
Shell programmed by
Additional simulation programming and mission recorder by
Flight model programmed by
Technical Assistance
Historical Missions
Art Director
3D Graphic Artist
Casting and costuming by
Director of Image Production
Off-line maps by
16-color artwork by
Audio Director
Sound effects and music editing by
Music score by
  • Cayanie Music
Quality Assurance
[ full credits ]



256 color version

Players who owned the 16-color version of the game were a couple of months later invited to send away to Dynamix with proof of purchase to obtain free diskettes containing the 256-color version.


The box came with maps and a very big manual with information about the Red Baron, WOI, photo's, aircraft specifications, the lot.

Freeware release

This 16 color version was made available as freeware to promote and make amends for the late release of Red Baron II.


Sierra's on-line community known as the ImagiNation Network (INN) featured, among many other games, a multiplayer version of Red Baron. The multiplayer version was popular and attracted quite a following until the network was unfortunately shutdown in 1996. The Red Baron community supported many squardons (some of which still exist today in other on-line flight simulators), inter-squadron wars, and a player-run "SkyWars Council."


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Simulation of the Year
    • May 1993 (Issue #106) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15th anniverary issue) - #4 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #92 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Imajica, Kasey Chang and WildKard

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  • MobyGames ID: 1766


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Ghost.

Amiga added by Martin Smith. Macintosh added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.