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David K. Marshall
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Bourne

Regarded by many as the ultimate Spectrum flight simulator and, indeed, it has a host of impressive features.

The aircraft is modelled on the US Airforce's F15 fighter bomber which you must take through an air to air battle simulation. Graphics are wireframe - like those of StarGlider - but the lack of detail on enemy aircraft and geographic features is made up for in a corresponding smoothness and speed in the graphic movement.

It's not all battle, however. The cassette inlay give instructions for performing aerobatics. Diagrams show how your F15 should react when you move the controls in a certain way.

Fighter Pilot scores for speed over Hewson's Nightflite II and just beats Psion's FLight Simulator for entertainment value. It was written by Dave Marshall who has designed software for large scale flight simulators used by companies such as British Aerospace and Britannia Airway's for their training programmes.

Label: Digital Integration
Price: £7.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: Various

Not Rated