Knight: Marine Strike Fighter
||(DOS) (With Manual) (BLACKKNPO)
Form Gen Incorporated
Suitable for all audiences
3 stars from PC Entertainment
3 stars from Computer Gaming
As the mission starts, you will find yourself in the
cockpit. If this is your first time flying, then Beginner Mode is active.
Beginner Mode displays help at the top of the screen, and this will help you
through your mission.
Black Knight contains a menuing system which organizes its
features in an intuitive form.
Main Menu - your gateway to the game: access various
missions, either training or combat. Also access functions that give you
complete control over many aspects of the game.
Training Missions Menu - These specially devised
missions are designed to make you familiar with various aspects of the game.
There are 8 training missions.
Combat Missions Menu - Each mission has a briefing line
that tells you what your mission objectives are. Each mission has a primary
objective. During the course of a mission, you can attack other enemy targets
Create Mission Menu - Set up your own combat scenario.
Set each option to what you want, and then try it out yourself.
Free Flight Menu - allows you to climb into your F/A
-18 and take it for a 'Sunday Drive' without worrying about any bandits, SAM
launchers or waypoints. You can set time of day, sky conditions and fog
Flight Recorder - You may capture the momentous
occasions in your game using the Flight Recorder.
Flight Controls Menu - This allows you to select how
you will control your aircraft. There is a wide range of choices.
High Score Menu - Takes you to the listing of the
highest scores obtained in the game.
Terminal Menu - Provides access to several options that
assist you in having control over the game.
Requirements: PC-compatible 386/486/Pentium system, 8 MB
RAM, Hard Disk With 20 MB Free, VGA or Better, MS-DOS Version 5.0 or
Recommended: Joystick or ThrustMaster, Sound Card and/or
MIDI Device, Mouse, 486/DX-66 or Better
PC Entertainment, February 1996
"Form Gen has a flight sim designed to help newbies take to
the air and start downing some bogies - without having to wade through a
"Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter puts you - and a
computerized flight instructor - at the controls of an F/A-18 Hornet. To help
you get started, the vocal instructor talks you through everything from taking
off to targetting to landing. Dialog boxes pop up to explain weapons systems
and other cockpit controls. A status bar at the top of the screen keeps you up
to date with critical information such as speed and rate of climb."
"If you've always wanted to try a combat flight sim, but
didn't know where to start, Black Knight could be your bird."
Computer Gaming World, February
"Green pilots can start with eight training missions, which
guide you through such fundamentals as take-offs and landings, waypoint
navigation, air combat, and ground attacks. Such basic training, coupled with
onscreen text cues and an in-flight instructor, help make this an ideal choice
for those learning to stretch their flight sim wings. Free-flight mode also
helps novice pilots learn flight controls and cockpit instrument layouts."
"Once you're ready for action, Black Knight antes up 50
full-featured combat missions, escalating in difficulty from simple
arcade-style shoot-outs to tactically intense combinations of air and ground
"If you're a green recruit to PC air combat sims, this
should be enjoyable introduction. It's simple, but sleek, and not at all
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