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5.6 out of 10

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth

They called it `The Mighty Eighth`, the US Army Air Force 8th Bo Read more

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Overall 6


C. Minnick "Life is cartoons and sports. Eve..., Amazon
30 May 2002
  • Summary: Same thing over and over. I played the OLD Microprose B-17 on my 486 20MHz computer, and other than a graphics improvement, this is not any real improvement. If anything, because the older game had to rely on good gameplay as opposed to eye-candy, the older game may be better in that respect. You take off, you gather in a group, you go to the target, taking gunner spots on the way there, you get on IP, you take the bombier spot, you drop, and you fly back home.
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Overall 6


R. Crawford "Blinking12", Amazon
7 May 2002
  • Summary: I agree with everything said in "They weren't kidding... SIMULATION"(earlier review). The game IS extremely complex. Stunningly realistic in its visuals, it suffers from overambition. You can be (and often HAVE to be) a fly on too many walls. You can view the formation in flight from outside your aircraft, or jump inside and observe or fully take over every position in your plane (pilot, bombardier, tailgunner, etc.) 1.
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Overall 6

Dur comme le vrai ( B-17 Flying Fortress : The Mighty Eight )

pimpf, Dooyoo
31 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Pour les fanas de simulation aérienne, ce jeu a le mérite d'apporter une touche d'originalité non négligeable. Après des moments relativement difficiles pour apprendre les ficelles de ce B17, on prend vite plaisir à gérer ses ordres de missions, ses équipages, et sa vie !
  • Pros: Originalité, durée de vie
  • Cons: difficulté d'apprentissage
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