Those looking to fly the B full time will have to look elsewhere. If flying the B is unsatisfying, flying the fighters is best described merely as an entertaining diversion. The flight models are amateur and the fighters are limited to tiny flights rather than mass attacks. This is strange, given the amount of work that has clearly gone into making the cockpits as realistic as possible.
It's almost as though fighters were originally to have played a bigger part in this game but have been hastily finished. Another aspect of the game where time ran out is multiplayer, which was cut from the game entirely. This was originally to have been the central theme of the game, and what fun that would have been! It's the level of detail and fun Microprose put into these missions that make them a blast. The graphics and sound effects for this game aren't too bad, given the time frame.
Polygons and sprites rule the day, as this game was made when 3D acceleration was a pipe dream, at best. The game does have enough graphical and aural charm to lure one in, though, and the great game play will keep players there throughout their campaign, assuming they survive. The CD does allow reference to the game manual, but realistically, you need a copy printed out for reference purposes and that is going to take time. If you were hoping for a simple, quickly matered simulation, don't buy this game.
Its going to take time and effort to learn how to fly a B17! Sadly, I think I would stand a better chance of learning how to fly the real thing, rather than a keyboard driven version.
Perhaps in time, and with some success, my rating for this game will go up. Excellent gameplay. Graphics are somewhat dated, but were outstanding back when this game was released. Still a great gaming experience.
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Owned Buy now Pre-order now. Owned Free. New releases. On sale now. Movies for gamers. Jegas 1 point DOS version. Now I'm going to try all this abandonware I've downloaded today! Playah 0 point DOS version. Atmospheric, realistic, Rukov Trollovich 0 point DOS version. Of course its free! Twenty-five missions doesn't sound that easy now, does it? Microprose's B Flying Fortress gives you the chance to command your own personalized B bomber through twenty-five missions.
Although you are the pilot, you can switch to any other position in the bomber. Command a gun turret and defend your plane and your wingmen from German airplanes. Evan September Retrieved 30 July Hidden categories: Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images.