Time to take to the air and give Boche his due -it's a World War One flying ace sim. On loading, you're treated to a rather tasty intro sequence, with an atmospheric soundtrack over a sequence of digitised images of fighter planes from the great war-to-end-all-wars. Whoever wrote this game is seriously into it - the manual gives you all sorts of embarrassingly thorough information on what planes were used, the pilots that flew them, the guns that they killed people with and even the propellers on the front for God's sake.
The game itself is a 3D flight sim dressed up in First World War garb. On loading you are presented with a menu from which you can choose various parameters for your flight. If you register yourself as a flyer then you can keep track of your record as a fighter pilot, amassing a set of statistics on missions accomplished and kills made. Being a 3D affair, it takes a fair bit of memory, so if you're short of this you can turn off sound effects and give the ground detail less definition.
You can choose to be an allied or German pilot, and you get to choose your plane too. You control your flight using the mouse, joystick or computer keyboard. The mouse is the most responsive method, but if you're playing two player mode one of you has to use the keyboard.
Two player mode is fun, with you either choosing to fight cooperatively or have a dog fight against each other. The flying itself is good enough. You fly around, shoot things and get shot at - what more is there to say. If you want to go on a campaign you get given a mission to accomplish, like shooting down a bridge in France. There's a suitably First World War atmosphere to it all, but in other respects it's an average flight sim.
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