Knights of the Sky
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Knights of the Sky is a World War I flight combat sim where you pilot one of 20 different aircraft (each handles differently) as you engage in simple missions or join a full campaign where you will progress through World War I, going on a variety of missions, patrols, and even encounter enemy aces. You can engage balloons and blimps, enemy fighters and bombers, even strafe group targets such as supply trains. If you do really good in the game, one of the enemy aces may drop a note to challenge you to an aerial duel.
A unique feature of the game is the capability of modem link so you can challenge fellow modem owners to dogfights, something that none of its contemporaries had.
- ナイツ・オブ・ザ・スカイ - Japanese Katakana spelling
- 大空の騎士 - Japanese spelling
- Aircraft: Airco DH.2
- Aircraft: Albatros D.II
- Aircraft: Albatros D.III
- Aircraft: Albatros D.V
- Aircraft: Fokker D.VII
- Aircraft: Fokker D.VIII (E.V)
- Aircraft: Fokker Dr.I
- Aircraft: Fokker E.III
- Aircraft: Halberstadt D.II
- Aircraft: Nieuport 11
- Aircraft: Nieuport 17
- Aircraft: Pfalz D.III
- Aircraft: RAF S.E.5
- Aircraft: Sopwith Camel
- Aircraft: Sopwith Pup
- Aircraft: Sopwith Snipe
- Aircraft: Sopwith Triplane
- Aircraft: SPAD S.VII
- Aircraft: SPAD S.XIII
- Games with manual lookup copy protection
- Red Baron games
Credits (DOS version)
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Average score: 83% (based on 18 ratings)
Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 41 ratings with 2 reviews)
Well, I was a amiga boy until the Playstation but this game had me going for years... I mean, fighting WW1 aces. Red Baron? No thanks, I'm still looking for a PC version even now
On the Amiga I had nasty slow down
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DOS · by ian good (1) · 2000
Very playable, you can choose "no enemies" or "unarmed enemies" for practice. There are 2 player options for the ultimate opponent, modem or direct connect w data transfere cable via serial ports. There are also bombing missions, escort missions, even stafeing missions. Large map of trench erea of France. A good image of WW1. You can get into the scenario of a WW1 figter pilot.
Unrealistic flight model, especially when flying an Arco DH-2. Behavior of enemy aircraft became predictable. Won't work under a DOS propt in any version of windows, must have DOS 6.22 or earlier.
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The game to learn dogfighting, but is playable and fun while learning. Skills honed in this game prepare you for other air combat games. A good joystick is a must; you can fly with arrow keys, but you can't stay on the enemies' tail that way.
DOS · by John Schall (3) · 2003
Cancelled Genesis version
A Genesis version was developed and actually reviewed by GamePro (Nov. 1994, Rating: 2 out of 5), but it was never released.
The game was originally to be called Red Baron, but the company later learned that Sierra/Dynamix already had the rights.
- A second DOS release of Knights of the Sky was made available that contained:
- General bug fixes
- Fix for fast 386's and 486's
- "Friendly" patrols
- Incremental damage from enemy fire
- Enhanced IBM sound driver
- In the Amiga/ST versions of the game you can land your plane and get it completely repaired, but you are not permitted to take on more ammunition.
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Game added March 1st, 1999. Last modified August 21st, 2023.