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Your Sinclair (Feb, 1991)
Writing a conclusion for a game review like this is really difficult. It's an incredible feat of programming and has an added strategy element that takes it beyond most flight sims. The term 'game' is really a bit misleading - this is more like a pilot training programme! Once you've mastered this I've no doubt you'd be completely at home in the cockpit of a real F16. The flight manual even goes into the correct flying attire - this is a serious business! And there you have it. Provided there aren't any major bugs in it - and I haven't seen any so far - this has to be the most complete Spectrum flight sim yet. Perhaps the most impressive we'll ever see.
Sinclair User (Feb, 1991)
Suffice to say that if you want thrills, spills, and excitement galore then buying this game would go a long way to giving you that, no probs. The graphics are excellent, the line graphics working well and the cockpit display being interesting without being complicated. In fact this can be said for all aspects of F-16 Combat Pilot, lack of this quality probably being the worst failing of most flight simulators. The attempted recreation of an authentic jet-engine sound is good. The controls are responsive, maybe even delicate but there is a definite sense of realism to this simulator.