Fighter Pilot

Author: Phil King
Publisher: Silverbird
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Crash #61

Fighter Pilot

The British answer to MicroProse brought this classic simulation in early 1984. Reviewed in Issue 2 it proved to be much harder and more realistic than the American firm's F-15 Strike Eagle.

As the title' s fighter pilot, you're charged with protecting four bases from enemy bombers. Armed only with machine guns you must use your radar map to plot interceptions. The main view is a standard, out-of-the-cockpit 3-D. The standard array of instruments are provided, presented with excellent clarity.

Options allow the practise of all aspects of the game; landing (very difficult), air-to-air combat and flying (no enemies) In addition you can select blind landings, crosswinds, turbulence and the skill levels of enemy pilots.

Even though it's quite old now, Fighter Pilot is a competent and complex flight sim which is worth another look at the new budget price.

Phil King

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