Exhibit: MiG-29 Fulcrum (1990)
Fausto Romeo remembers the Missions:All the mission splash screens were accurately hand-drawn (marvellous work for that time), and portrayed a preview of the mission's plot and geographical location.
There were 6 missions, mysterious, challenging, and very atmospheric despite the graphical simplicity of the sim. I remember those incredible dogfights against the VTOL Harriers in Antarctica, and blowing up enemy subs surfacing from cracks in the ice.
Then there was the border war with China, just over the Great Wall against multiple Shenyangs/MiG-21s; the maritime mission where you had to blow up an oil-drilling platform with rockets and bombs (under constant enemy ship fire) was really cool !
Briefing screen from MiG-29 Fulcrum
The 5th mission took place at night and involved an air-to-ground strike inside enemy territory, where you had to blow up a train (was that the Trans-Siberian railway ?!?), then proceed to reduce an enemy radar/ECM installation to smoking ruins, with bandits taking off from a nearby airfield just behind a mountain range.
Finally, the last mission involved a nuclear power plant that featured a 'corridor' lined-up with pyramid-like structures; countless bandits would sneak-in for surprise attacks...it was no piece of cake, and if I remember well, I completed it only once!