Jetfighter III by Mission Studios Jetfighter III by Mission Studios
Exhibit: Jetfighter III

Release Date: 1997
Platform: PC with MS/DOS, Win 95
Developer: Mission Studios
Publisher: Mission Studios
In collection: Yes
Comments: Third in the series and arguably the last of the great DOS Combat Flight Sims.

JetFighter III, released in 1997 was probably the last of the great DOS Combat Flight Sims.

It was one of the first to support the 3DFX chipset and portrayed very detailed terrain... but still ran at a playable speed! The Navigation and Weapon systems were simple in operation so you could concentrate on turnin' and burnin'.

I used to really enjoy low level flight....the ground whizzed past. The level of detail in the terrain was awesome, power lines, rivers, sheer cliff faces, everything where it should be in accordance with real navigation charts. The sense of distance and speed was also good in the furballs, with a gun kill being quite a challenge on the harder settings.

The campaigns were atmospheric, reminiscent of the good old days of "Strike Commander". The interactive environment on the aircraft carrier built atmosphere and a sense of continuity throughout the campaigns.

Jetfighter III: One of the fun things about flight sims is getting the chance to fly hot aircraft that haven't yet been built.
One of the fun things about flight sims is getting the chance to fly hot aircraft that haven't yet been built.

Jetfighter III: ... and then flying those aircraft at dangerously low altitudes and speeds!
... and then flying those aircraft at dangerously low altitudes and speeds!

Jetfighter III: Ground detail was amazing in Jetfighter 3.
Ground detail was amazing in Jetfighter 3.

Mountains were now textured and awesome in size in Jetfighter III.
Mountains were now textured and awesome in size.

Jetfighter III: Carrier takeoffs and landings were a blast. The action was hectic and fluid.
Carrier takeoffs and landings were a blast. The action was hectic and fluid.

Jetfighter III: Going for an AIM-9 Sidewinder shot
Going for an AIM-9 Sidewinder shot