Aviator

1983 - Aviator by Geoff Crammond, , creator of the 'Grand Prix' games, Stunt Car Racer, and Sentinel.

Title - Aviator
Release Date - 1983
Developer - by Geoff Crammond, , creator of the 'Grand Prix' games, Stunt Car Racer, and Sentinel.
Publisher - Acornsoft
Comments - Written for the BBC MicroComputer. More info at www.beebgames.com.

MiGMan thanks Tim Thornton - 29/4/2006

1983 - Aviator, a Spitfire simulator marketed for the BBC Micro by Acornsoft.

" Hey.. who needs texture mapping? Who needs colour come to that... Aviator allowed you to pilot your Spitfire under bridges and fly upside-down - even to shoot some invading aliens. "

Image and text Source - http://arrgh.rubberfeet.org/hardware/bbcmicro/.
Used by permission of Mat Simpson.



" One of his (Geoff Crammond's) early releases was Aviator, a Spitfire simulator marketed for the BBC Micro by Acornsoft. Although it had monochrome Mode 5 graphics and few of the ameneties of modern simulators for more powerful computers, Aviator was of unparalleled quality at the time of its release (c. 1983), with a realistic flight model that included g-forces that could tear the wings off in a dive. Applying forward pressure on the analog stick restored the wings, however!

Bonus points could be earned for flying among city blocks or under bridges, particularly upside down."

Source - Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Crammond