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Electronic Arts
Stefan Walker
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K

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Jonathan Davies
Chris Bourne

So what's this one got going for it? Three things actually. One, it's a proper flight simulation, no question about it. Two, it's got solid 3D graphics. And three, you get a choice of 14 different planes to fly, ranging from a 1918 Sopwith Camel to the SR-71 Blackbird. The cons? Well, Chuck Yeager might be an important historical figure and everything, but his contribution to the game consists mainly of irritating comments after you crash. And the other one is those 3D graphics. They look very nice generally, but sometimes the various shades of grey gang up against you so it's very hard to see what's going on. And they're not as smooth as they might have been either. There's another thing while we're at it too. While the 128K version is absolutely packed with features and things to do, the 48K one has been radically cut down and isn't nearly such an attractive proposition. Assuming you've got a 129K then Chuck Yeager is a stonking flight sim, with everything you could possibly want and a lot that other flight sims don't have (like racing against other planes and 'test flying').


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Chuck Yeager. (Well, he sort of belongs in this box.)