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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.


Knights of the Sky PC-98 Back view, pressing the V key brings up the copyright info
Knights of the Sky Atari ST The Hun comes from behind
Knights of the Sky Amiga There's an enemy fighter on my tail.
Knights of the Sky DOS Getting ready to connect for a two-player game.

Promo Images

Knights of the Sky Screenshot
Knights of the Sky Screenshot
Knights of the Sky Magazine Advertisement
Knights of the Sky Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "大空の騎士" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ōzora no Kishi" -- Japanese title
  • "ナイツ・オブ・ザ・スカイ" -- Japanese Katakana spelling

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User Reviews

A good game to learn dogfighting, or even just learning to fly. DOS John Schall (3)
I haven't been the same since DOS ian good (1)

Critic Reviews

Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 19 out of 20 95
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Zero Atari ST Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Amiga Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jun, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1991 6.8 out of 12 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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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.

Version differences

  • 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.
Information also contributed by Big John WV, Geffel and Kasey Chang
Contributed to by Trixter (9115), ZeTomes (36438), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (487), Terok Nor (32335) and Игги Друге (46314)