Tag Archives: Flight Sim

#692 – Ultimate Air Combat

                                                                                              Take that, purveyors of viewpoints inferior to mine!           Ultimate Air Combat doesn’t screenshot well. I could take just about any picture and it would look like this.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Activision GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: April 1992   I’ve never been one for flight sims on … Continue reading #692 – Ultimate Air Combat

#674 – Top Gun

                                     If you look real close into the cockpit, you still won’t see any of the movie’s lovable characters.                                                                                                                                                                         That’s a lotta alt!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Konami DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: November 1987   Mav, Goose, Iceman, Cougar and the boys are nowhere to be found in … Continue reading #674 – Top Gun

#611 – Stealth ATF

                                                                                                                                                                                   All the Fight!                                                                                     Is that supposed to be the Middle East or a Nacho Cheese Dorito?   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Sim RELEASE DATE: October 1989   Throw on some Whitesnake and put on your Tom Cruise-approved sunglasses: Stealth ATF puts you in control of … Continue reading #611 – Stealth ATF

#591 – Space Shuttle Project

                                                                                                                  This is what a space shuttle looks like, kids.                                           The entire game is a montage of various shuttle launches rendered in 8-bit – pretty ballsy, eh?   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Absolute Entertainment DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Simulator RELEASE DATE: November 1991   Get your yaw, pitch and roll on with … Continue reading #591 – Space Shuttle Project

#306 – Infiltrator

                                                                                                                                     Helicopter’s coming for you, son!                                          You’ve interrupted the guard’s calisthenics. You shall now pay the ultimate price.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape DEVELOPER: Chris Gray Enterprises GENRE: Flight-sim/action-adventure RELEASE DATE: January 1990   I’m not sure whether I should take this helicopter simulator/spy game seriously. For starters, the lead character’s name … Continue reading #306 – Infiltrator

#233 – Flight of the Intruder

  Once upon a time in Vietnam, two jets fell in love, until one of them was blown to smithereens over Khe Sahn.                                                                                                          I found the most exciting screenshot I could.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Mindscape Inc. DEVELOPER: Imagineering GENRE: Flight Sim RELEASE DATE: May 1991   I’ve had my cornbeef hash … Continue reading #233 – Flight of the Intruder

#217 – F-15 Strike Eagle

                                                                                     Realism = what the hell is going on?                                                                                                                  No more blood for crappy “flight simulators”! PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: MicroProse DEVELOPER: MicroProse GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: February 1992   Our good friends MicroProse had the monopoly on developing crappy flight games based around military jets, … Continue reading #217 – F-15 Strike Eagle

#215 – F-117A Stealth Fighter

  “The real stealth fighter experience” as long as you come into the game with no knowledge of what it would feel like to experience a real stealth fighter.                                                      If you haven’t already passed out from boredom, continue following the red arrow.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: MicroProse DEVELOPER: MicroProse GENRE: Flight sim … Continue reading #215 – F-117A Stealth Fighter

#29 – Airwolf

  The size of this picture accurately represents the length, width, and depth of this game’s suckiness.                                                                                                   Wolfing it up in the air? That’s a paddlin’.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Acclaim DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Flight sim RELEASE DATE: June 1989   The story of Airwolf begins like any other game based … Continue reading #29 – Airwolf

#10 – Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike

                      So… is Dragonlance a person? A company? A campaign? Help me out here, D&D aficionados.     So a blue dragon, a red dragon, and a neanderthal go into a bar, right? A few drinks later, the neanderthal’s huckin’ rocks at the dragons, calling them his wives! He’s got a prayer! PLAYERS: 1-2 … Continue reading #10 – Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike