A head of its time' is a curious phrase which, I like to think, can mean a game whose graphics were far beyond anything seen at the time of its original release, and as such can be used to describe F-29 Retaliator. The guys and gals at Digital Image Design certainly outdid themselves with the visuals on the original version of Retaliator and one could quite easily comment that they would certainly 'cut the mustard' with some of today's games too.
Despite this I seem to remember (and my memory may be faulty, it's very hard to check so please write in and correct me if I am wrong) that there was some concern expressed over the ability to land the F-29 of the title. It was either impossible or had a curious bug that made it unrealistically easy. All I can say is that the game doesn't suffer. And since a flight simulator without a campaign is like a new-born baby without an umbilical cord, a plus point to this game is that it has a campaign option to give it all something more of a purpose than just to fly a good-looking plane in a plain-looking sky. I'll just finish by saying that F-29 is still a reasonably wonderful flight simulator. There. I trust my contract is now filled Mr Jarleck. I must return home now. I don't feel quite so well... (What is he on? Ed.)
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP