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Description

Reach for the Skies is a combat flight sim focused on WWII's famous "Battle of Britain", splitting the battle into four stages and giving you the option to take part for either the Royal Air Force or the German Luftwaffe. As well as piloting a plane, you can also take on Controller duties, of planning which planes to deploy where on each day, trying to minimise losses.

Eight planes are simulated, from Hurricanes and Spitfires to Ju88s and BF110s, each with their own cockpit displays and characteristics. When playing as the Germans, protecting the fragile and slow Ju88 bombers is crucial. There is a practice mode with indestructible planes, realism levels can be adjusted, and time can be accelerated while an enemy plane is not in sight.

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Reach for the Skies Atari ST Title screen
Reach for the Skies DOS Spitfire patrolling the Channel.
Reach for the Skies DOS Side selection
Reach for the Skies DOS Rear gunner's view in a Heinkel

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Datormagazin Amiga Jun, 1993 83 out of 100 83
The One Amiga Amiga Dec, 1992 81 out of 100 81
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1994 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Amiga Aug, 1993 56 out of 100 56
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 53 out of 100 53

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Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2275), sfzdk (172) and Martin Smith (79210)
atari adventure