Fire at Will
||(DOS) (Jewel Cases in Ziplock with Manual) (TOPGUNPO)
Suitable for all audiences
3 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today
Bogeys inbound ... Permission to
The popular Top Gun movie set a new standard for
extraordinary high-flying excitement. Now the story continues with Top Gun:
Fire at Will. In this fast and furious action flying game, YOU are Maverick.
The action begins at Top Gun School, where you compete for the coveted Top Gun
Trophy. Live-action video creates the experience of a lifetime as you battle
your way through an epic adventure set against a backdrop of burgeoning global
crisis. Experience the ultimate that modern dogfighting has to offer as you
lead your wingmen into fierce aerial combat.
Live actors, including the return of James Tolkan in
the role of "Hondo", Maverick's tough, cigar-chompin' Commanding Officer.
Your backseater Merlin flies with you on every mission
calling the shots and helping you be the best of the best.
Over 40 missions to fly with increasing levels of
difficulty. Or choose Instant Action and prepare for immediate combat.
Choose your friend as your wingman or your opponent
with head-to-head and network play.
Requirements: IBM PC 66MHz 80486DX compatible Pentium
recommended, 8 MB RAM and 30 MB hard drive space or 16 MB RAM and 15 MB hard
drive space, VESA local bus or PCI video card capable of Super VGA graphics
(640 x 480 x 256 colors), DOS 5.0 or later (also runs under Windows 95), Double
speed CD-ROM drive (350 kb/sec sustained transfer rate), Joystick, Mouse, Sound
Blaster (or 100% compatible), ProAudio Spectrum or Ensoniq SoundScape.
DOS products such as this are not intended to run on newer
systems and normally will not work on such systems. If you don't have a DOS or
Windows 95 system don't order this game.
CD-ROM Today, June 1996
"The flight models are simple, putting them on a par with
U.S.. Navy Fighters and ATF, but above the mild Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank
Killer II. More complex flight models, such as the one in Spectrum Holobyte's
Falcon 3.0, come with huge manuals about how to operate and control the plane,
and they're not as forgiving as Top Gun's simplified flight model. While the
complex sims take the physics of flight into consideration and perform
calculations that lead to realistic simulation, Top Gun doesn't factor in the
subtleties. As a result, you don't face the same degree of challenge when using
such basic skills as keeping the bird in the air. This gives you the ability to
perform some wacky turns without having to pay for any miscalculation."
"Top Gun's drawbacks rest in its technical execution. I
found stuttering frames caused by wingman comments, and terrain graphics
lacking definition. Still, Top Gun is an entertaining and easy to operate
flying game for people who want the action but not the fuss of complex flight
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