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Cancelled add-on

Spectrum Holobyte at one time planned an additional expansion pack for Falcon 3.0 in the same vein as MiG-29: Deadly Adversary of Falcon 3.0, Hornet: Naval Strike Fighter, and Falcon 3.0: Operation - Fighting Tiger that would let players fly an A-10 Warthog. Advertisements were even made and distributed with Falcon Gold (a CD-ROM version that boxed all of the above in a single set), but the game never saw the light of day.

Development

Falcon 3.0 was one of the few games released before 1995 that specifically utilized the optional add-in math coprocessor (now standard on everything made since the 80486) for additional functionality. With a math coprocessor, the game would give the player the option of using it to improve the accuracy of the flight model and increase detail, without slowing down the simulation.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1992 (Issue #100) – Simulation of the Year
    • March 1995 (Issue #128) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #10 in the "150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #7 Most Innovative Computer Game
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #9 Hardest Computer Game
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 07/2006 - #4 Best Packaging (together with Falcon 4.0)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Simulation in 1992
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Simulation in 1991
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Andrew Grasmeder, Michael Palomino and PCGamer77.

Contributed by Trixter (9117) on Jun 17, 2000. [revised by : Cantillon (18761) and Patrick Bregger (241561)]. -- edit trivia