||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (FLYINGHPR)
Publisher: Illusion Softworks /
- Animated violence and mild language
from Game Industry
A Flight of Fantasy
Welcome to the fantastic realm of Hesperia - a land as rich
in its history as its beauty, where the inhabitants are the stuff of legends.
From the gargantuan winged dragons of Abamon and the technological marvels of
the Hammercraft, to the spectacular incantations of the Magion and the grace
and speed of the giant Deborean birds, visitors will find Flying Heroes is
truly a world of magic and splendor.
Amongst these many wonders is the crown jewel of Hesperia,
the Global Hesperian Aerial Tournament. These ceremonial battles for airborne
supremacy command the same respect and honor they forged so long ago by
eliminating the need for warfare. Take your rightful, lofty place in the skies
- side by side with the best of Hesperia's elite airborne warriors - in a
competition where one mistake can plummet you to certain death!
Fight as an elite warrior in
gladiatorial combat high above the beautiful and fantastic world of Hesperia.
Fly as a Sky Knight on giant Zephyrs or pilot the lumbering fortresses of the
Hammercraft air ships, and more. Over 20 flying vehicles to choose from - all
Over 20 weapons to knock your opponents
from the sky - from the fiery sorcery of the Magion to the Acid Shot of the
Lizard Riders and more.
Unique combination maneuvers and special
powers to learn and master for maximum impact - such as the divebombing Air
Raid attack from the agile Deborean birds to the chilling Iceball of the
Single player career mode - allowing
you to develop your aircraft and weapons by earning experience and money in
Multiplayer support - up to eight
players vial LAN and the Internet. Multiple deathmatch and cooperative
scenarios for a variety of play modes.
Minimum: Windows 95, 100% PC compatible, Pentium 266MMX,
64MB RAM, 3MB hard disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive, Microsoft compatible mouse,
Direct 100% 3D accelerator w/ 8MB of RAM, 100% Direct X compatible sound card,
DX version 7.0 or higher.
Recommended: Windows 98/Me/XP, 100% PC compatible, Pentium
II 400, 128MB RAM, 500MB hard disk space, 24x CD-ROM drive, joystick, 3D AGP
accelerator with 32MB RAM, SoundBlaster Live! card, DX version 7.0 or
Industry News by John Breeden II
"Flying Heroes is a 3D combat game that mixes science and
magic in arena-style combat scenarios. The game brings to mind the air-to-air
duels found in games like Sierra's Red Baron, only instead of a biplane, you
ride to battle mounted on top a dragon or other fantastic creatures."
"The graphics are the best part of the game. There is a ton
of eye candy in every level, from little houses and flowing water, to automated
defenses on castles that will take pot shots at you if you venture too close.
It's fairly easy to control your mount with the keyboard, there are very few
keys to memorize, but as with any flight game a joystick is recommended."
"Flying Heroes is a real rush, though you won't get much
replay value from the title. The game errors and such give it more of a
first-effort feel than a solid title from veteran programmers. However, that
said, the game is a ton of fun, looks better than any flying sim I've ever
viewed - and that includes the entire Descent series - and will keep you coming
back for more right up to the point where you win. It earns a highly advanced
Gold league rating of 4 GiN Gems, with a few points off for the bugs and wacky
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