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9 out of 10 from boot
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Global Peace Through Deadly
Join the ranks of an elite United Nations strike force that
scrambles to hot spots when conflict erutps. Lead a team of the world's top
pilots on missions against Argentina's invasion of Chile, Cuba's sinister
alliance with Colombian drug cartels and more.
Revolutionary 3D terrain. Generated from the U.S.
Dept. of Defense, FAA, Defense Mapping Agency, USGS and NOAA. Over 3.5 millions
square miles of real-world terrain.
Cinematic interface. Explore your aircraft carrier
using an engaging 3D animated interface. Visit the hangar, quarters, library,
operations, and more.
Detailed scenery and special effects. Including
thousands of buildings, towers, airports, rivers, and more - plus dynamic
time-of-day effects, fire, smoke and transparent clouds.
Multimedia encyclopedia. On-line database of over 60
modern aircraft and armaments with over 500 pages of photographs, drawings and
Full arsenal of hi-tech weapons. Including:
Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, Mk82 bombs, Vulcan cannons and laser-guided Maverick
Over 90 intense missions. Fly interactive missions
over diverse regions like South America, Cuba, Antarctica and U.S.A.
Terrifying carrier landings. Even more realistic
landigns on a treacherous pitching and rolling flight deck.
Fly multiple fighters - the 21st century F-22N
Lightning II or the deadly F/A-18 Hornet.
New special effects technology: TEXTUREAL and 3DNA
Sequencing (patents pending) - interlinks realsitic 3D landscape features to
accurately model spectacular and diverse scenery.
Unlimited views: virtual cockpit featuring 360 degree
3D viewing - plus missile-cam, padlock view and programmable camera angles.
Incredibly accurate texture mapping - for intense
feeling of flight and sensation of speed.
Wingmen at your command assist in dogfights against
lethal enemy intelligence.
Still the easiest-to-use flight simulator!
Requirements: 486/DX4 (100 MHz) CPU or better (320x200
gameplay), 8MB RAM (320x200 gameplay), CD-ROM drive, MS-DOS 5.0 or greater, 256
color VESA-compatible SVGA (640x480) video card, 30MB hard drive space.
Recommended: Pentium 133 MHz CPU or better (640x480
gameplay), 16 MB RAM (required for 640x480 gameplay), 4x CD-ROM drive, Mouse
(100% Microsoft compatible).
Supports: Windows 95 in DOS mode, Soundcard (including
Wave-Table models), Joystick (including advanced models), rudder pedals,
throttle control, CH products force F/X joystick.
boot, March 1997
"All 90 missions are flown in campaigns, covering three
hypothetical conflict areas: Cuba, Chile, and Argentina, which are detailed,
plausible, and gripping. Aside from lending an unusual realism to the game, the
theaters provide an eye-popping range of spectacular scenery: towering mountain
ranges, rudged coastlines, deserts, and photorealistic cities, all scrupulously
modeled from D.O.D. and Defense Mapping Agency data bases. All told, you can
fly over 3.5 million square miles of real-world terrain."
"Even a novice sim pilot will appreciate how sweetly the
aircraft respond and how well-integrated the combat missions are into the
general learning curve. And if you feel like a little off-the-record
recreational flying, there's a handy Free Flight mode that lets you see the
sights and savor the beautifully rendered terrain without worrying about a
missile suddenly committing an unnatural act on your airplane.
"Just as the previous two Jet Fighter products
encapsulated 'state of the art' for their respective technological eras, Jet
Fighter III strikes the same elusive balance between realism and raw,
Computer Gaming World, February
"In my recent preview of this game, I expressed concern that
the delay in shipping JetFighter III might result in a product with an outdated
feel. However, it seems that Mission Studios saved the best for last, and with
the last-minute additions to the terrain engine, the game has actually leaped
to the front of the technical pack.
"The accurate Chilean landscape over which most of the
combat occurs is breathtaking, with huge mountains, deep valleys to buzz
through, and wispy clouds. The textures flow smoothly between areas, with no
'patchwork' feel, and the variety of objects strewn over the landscape is
"Unfortunately, this detail comes at a price, and unless you
have a 166-MHz or faster Pentium, you'll need to turn down the detail a bit.
The game includes a plethora of adjustable detail parameters so you can adjust
the frame rate to suit your desires.
"The flight model here is very light, and the game is far
more about air-to-air action than realism. Still, no sim has captured the feel
of speed as well as JF III, and all but hard-core sticklers should give it a
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