F-29 Retaliator F-29 Retaliator F-29 Retaliator
Exhibit - F-29 Retaliator
Release Date - 1991
Platform - PC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Developer - Digital Image Design (DID)
Publisher - Ocean
In collection - Yes
Publisher's Description -
Comments - The graphics were detailed by the standards of the day, with cities, bridges, roads, islands, mountains and moving vehicles. The innovations seen in F-29 Retaliator matured in later DID sims.

F-29 Retaliator was released in 1991 and ran very fast, even on a 386 25Mhz which was a typical machine of the day. I remember trying again and again to strafe a train whilst travelling at about mach 1.2.... it never occured to me to slow down!

The graphics were detailed by the standards of the day, with cities, bridges, roads, islands, mountains and moving vehicles.

VIDEO - on the Atari ST

MFD_dia
The cockpit was pretty exciting for the time, with 3 MFD's you could set up in a number of configurations. (click for a bigger image)

Menu Screen from F-29 Retaliator, a flight sim by Digital Image Design, 1991.

1. Arizona - Training

2. Pacific

3. Middle East

4. Europe

One of the first multi-MFD sim cockpits.
One of the first multi-MFD sim cockpits

Moving Map display
Moving Map display