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Falcon Patrol is a two-way side-scrolling shooter. Players fly a jet across a looping area and must shoot down attacking aircraft. A small radar at the bottom of the screen shows the enemies' position. Fuel and rockets are limited, but there are several landing platforms where the jet can be refueled and resupplied. Before the jet is able to land however, it needs to be brought to a full halt right above the platform, leaving it vulnerable to attacks. Landing platforms can also be destroyed if they are bombed or enemy planes crash into them. As the game progresses, enemies attack in increasingly large and difficult waves.


Falcon Patrol BBC Micro Title screen
Falcon Patrol BBC Micro One hit and you're dead.
Falcon Patrol BBC Micro Flyby of the two enemies
Falcon Patrol BBC Micro Loading screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Skyhawk" -- VIC-20/C16/MSX/BBC Micro/Electron title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1987 4 out of 12 33
Computer Gamer May, 1987 30 out of 100 30


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The game was remade for Windows in October 2007 as Patrol Falcon.

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Rola (8277) added Falcon Patrol (BBC Micro) on Aug 24, 2012
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