|1988||Ran straight from the floppy on my Atari ST. Ran perfectly well on my mate's IBM, although if course it didn't look as nice!|
|2001||To play it on a fast computer today you'll need a utility such as mo-slo to slow down your system.|
--/o\-- Steam version --/o\--
Unplayable. Too fast and no command list.
Easy enough for the publisher to fix though...
--/o\-- SPEED --/o\--
It needs to run at the correct speed. The DOSBOX clock is set at 3000hz, which may look right on paper, but the sim runs at a fantastically unplayable tempo.
I get it, they calculated that about 40fps would be nice... but the sim was designed to run at somewhere between 2-5 fps, from memory (hey, it was 30 years ago!)
--/o\-- MANUAL --/o\--
Manuals and key commands need to be included (they are not). Falcon has about 50 commands, so, good luck at guessing those!
--/o\-- PRICE --/o\--
And the price... $9.95? I bought MiG-29 Fulcrum, a sophisticated 3DFX 1998 sim, at Steam for $3.95. IMO $1.95, an impulse buy price would be right for this release. Yes the stand-alone price is $9.95, but you can get it as part of "Buy Falcon Collection", which includes Falcon, Falcon 4.0, Falcon A.T., Falcon Gold for $AUD $14.95