Release Date- 1983
Comments - One of the earliest sims, SoloFlight hails from the days when the Commodore Amiga reigned king of the graphics world! " ... the most famous thing about it was the speech synthesis, in the form of flight control guiding you through the flying, telling you to pull up your flaps, etc. and taking you through your landing routine."
" Solo Flight is not entirely a first-person simulation, however; from your cockpit you can view your monoplane from behind. When you bank or turn, the monoplane, not the horizon, changes position. This lessens the illusion of reality, but gives you a sense of immediate control over your plane's movements."
" You soar over Kansas flatlands, travel through the skies above Washington's coastal mountains and cruise above Colorado's snowy eyries. Outlines mark airports, major mountains and towns, and extensive perspective- and color-gradation cues lend a sense of depth to the graphics. A shadow cast by the monoplane adds height cues. The illusion of looking out upon a large world is realized. Flying in this world is also a good test of your navigational skills. If you don't know your left from your right, or if you can't read maps, Solo Flight can help you. It will also teach you the relationships between aeronautical factors such as pitch, flap lift and throttle power."
Reviewed by Gordon Miles.
The review and screenshot were kindly provided by Digital Antic Project an online archive of Antic, a magazine dedicated to Atari 8-bit machines.