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Air Bucks is a business simulation game which tries to capture the ins and outs of the airline industry without bogging the player down with details. It starts in 1946 and the goal is to build up a successful airline with a small starting budget. There are many details in the game, e.g. the player can buy rights to airports, arrange seats on the planes to carry more or less first class passengers, decide on the quality of in-flight food or entertainment, and more.

The game features "special events" similar to Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon, which require quick changes in the plane operations to accommodate them. Other important industry-specific activities include designing global routes and paying for landing rights, tinkering with plane layouts and determining fares for each leg. All those decisions are made inside various menu screens. Competition consists of up to three human or AI controlled opponents and the world map is randomly generated with every new game.


Air Bucks Amiga Setting up maintenance level
Air Bucks Amiga Detailed map
Air Bucks Amiga Main game screen
Air Bucks Amiga Landing rights acquired to dallas

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Alternate Titles

  • "Air Bucks v.1.2." -- Sierra Originals re-release title
  • "Air Bucks: Build Your Own Airline" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Airbucks" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Air Buck$" -- Title in Manual

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Sep, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Sep, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Aug, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Gambler Jan, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Joker Sep, 1992 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Datormagazin Aug, 1993 35 out of 100 35


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Terok Nor (26757) added Air Bucks (Amiga) on Apr 05, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Andrew Hartnett (2292) and Terok Nor (26757)