DescriptionYou play single player or against the computer, flying a sopwith biplane, and trying to shoot down the enemy planes and destroy all the enemy buildings. Sopwith II is an update to Sopwith that adds gravity, smoother graphics, birds and oxen, recording and playback of games, multiple levels, and runs at the right speed on modern machines.
A classic game that has developed a small cult following.
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- "Sopwith 2" -- Informal name to distinguish it from the earlier leaked version
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|One of the all time classic PC games. A side scrolling CGA masterpiece.||uclafalcon (270)|
|I grew up with this and LOVED it!||MaiZure (126)|
|GameHippo.com||Jun 01, 2001||1 out of 10||10|
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TriviaSopwith 1 and 2 were created between 1984-86 by a Canadian software company called BMB Compuscience. Apparently, the company was noted for creating accounting software, as well as database, networking, and geographical information software following Sopwith.
In 1986 BMB created a relational database system for the Atari ST called The Manager described by its creators as a "paperless office" which offered mainframe capability with virtually unlimited storage.
In that same year, BMB Compuscience announced a network called Imaginet that connected IBM PCs with Atari 520STs. At the time, the network cost $900 for the first IBM PC, which functioned as the file server, $800 for each additional PC, and $500 for each ST. Transmission rate were 2 megabits per second.
It is this Imaginet service that Sopwith's multiplayer feature was supposed to work on. It leads one to wonder if Sopwith was ever released on the Atari 520ST?
Efforts to contact BMB Compuscience have been unsuccessful. From documents lingering on the Internet, it would seem that BMB was involved in some sort of infringement litigation in 1989 that may have shut the company down.
Related Web Sites
- Sopwith Home Page (The Sopwith Home Page - Everything you've ever wanted to know about BMB CompuScience's Sopwith games, and news about the upcoming sequel, Sopwith 3!)