Harrier Jump Jet - 1992 Harrier Jump Jet - 1992
Exhibit: Harrier Jump Jet (1992)

Developer: Microprose
Publisher: Microprose
Comments: "You'll never get closer to the real thing. Your only other option would be to join the Air Force". So sayeth the box blurb from Microprose's 1992 Harrier Jump Jet sim. In the early 90's PC's had finally come into their own as games machines, with Sound Cards and powerful CPU's of the 386 variety! Harrier Jump Jet pushed the machines of the day with it's smooth rolling terrain. I didn't get a chance to play it until it was reissued under the Power Plus banner. The cockpit was flat and the aircraft polygonal with none of the texture mapping we take for granted today. Did this spoil my enjoyment? No!

Menu screens

As usual Microprose created atmosphere with appropriate splash screens.

Harrier Jump Jet by Microprose

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A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection. A part of Dan Crenshaw's donation to the Flight Sim Museum collection.
Dan Crenshaw made this generous donation of classic flight sims to the Flight Sim Museum Collection.