Title - Jetfighter
" The original Jetfighter had you fly the F-14 and F-18 from the deck of an aircraft carrier off the California coast, as well as an F-16 from any one of several San Francisco area airfields.
While this was my first VGA sim, it got old very quickly because of a few glaring (unnecessarily so IMNSHO) flaws. Starting simply was the campaign - there was none. While dynamic campaigning was still somewhat new when Falcon3 came out (and that was after JFII), the campaign in JFI seems purposeless, with no consequences either positive or negative arising from your completion or failure of any mission (which are repetitive anyway).
Next comes the premise - the USA has been invaded, with California as the frontline of WWIII, a story likely to raise howls even with those who thought "Red Dawn" was 'frighteningly plausible.
Next comes the scenery - there wasn't any: though modeling the California coast, and except for some obvious territorial features like the Golden Gate, it may well have been set anywhere. It could have been anywhere, which only underlines the question of the premise - why California? What we do get is not only bland, the designers don't even try to create a convincing looking battleground - there are no tanks, air defense sites, command centers or anything."
(Bear in mind the hardware of the day placed limitations on what was possible - MiGMan)
He he - sounds like business as usual to me - I never know where the SAM sites are! MiGMan
MiGMan thanks Ari for his memories.