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Description

TFX (Tactical Fighter eXperiment) is a flight simulation where the player can fly with F-117A, Eurofighter 2000 or F-22 Superstar in various scenarios as a UN fighter pilot. Before the player begins his/her duty, there is a need to complete 10 training missions. Only then will the rest of the possible game modes be available. The game also contains a mission editor where the player can create his/her own missions in any of the chosen scenarios.

Screenshots

TFX DOS A squad of Mig-21
TFX Amiga Uh oh Bingo fuel. Computer voice says...
TFX Amiga The map
TFX Amiga Fly over the Airfield

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Alternate Titles

  • "TFX: The Cutting Edge of Aerial Combat" -- European tag-lined title
  • "TFX: Tactical Fighter eXperiment" -- Japanese title
  • "T.F.X." -- Amiga (magazine covermount) title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1993 12 out of 12 100
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Gambler DOS Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Score DOS Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Power Play DOS Oct, 1993 84 out of 100 84
All Game Guide DOS 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 71 out of 100 71
High Score DOS May, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

Amiga version

The Amiga version took an age to be completed, but finally was in April 1995, getting reviewed by a number of magazines. The fact that they made it clear that a basic A1200 wasn’t up to the job, coupled with the precarious position of the Amiga market, meant that the release was held off. Ocean wanted to get it bundled with the relaunched A1200, but Escom chose Pinball Mania and Whizz. Ultimately the Amiga version was only released on a magazine coverdisk 2 years later.

ASP/CSP sound chip

The only game known to support Creative Labs' ASP/CSP chip found on some Sound Blaster 16s and AWE32s for surround sound.

Soundtrack

The CD-ROM version of the game comes with a full soundtrack (14 tracks, 52:50 of music) that can be played on any Hi-Fi.

Suicide

One for the sick programmers file: When flying close to the ground (< 500 ft), invert, and eject. The pilot's disintegrated corpse will leave a red splotch on the terrain.

Information also contributed by Great Hierophant, Martin Smith and MAT.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (21069), ShadowLight (75), Accatone (5351) and Terok Nor (26691)