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About Red Baron




Facts about Red Baron


Overview

Developer: Dynamix
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Flight Simulation
Platforms: DOS 5.x+, Amiga OS
Media: Floppy Disc, CD-ROM (later, as part of the Aces Collection)
File size: 952 kB

Game description from 1990

"Red Baron puts you in the pilot's seat of actual World War I fighter aircraft. This game features 28 different aircraft from both the Allied and the German sides presented in actual 3D graphics."

"Start a career as a pilot and rise through the ranks to become the most feared ace in the skies, or participate in a variety of single missions including simple fighter sweeps, balloon-busting, zeppelin hunting, or take on an actual WWI ace in one-on-one combat. If you're good enough, you may even be able to take on the infamous Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron himself."


Additional Information

At its time Red Baron was one of the greatest World War I flight simulators. It features a total 17 different planes. You can play this game in a Story Mode or a head to head flight mode. In the latter you will fly against some of the biggest names in the first world war, including the Red Baron himself. If you want to, you can also change the planes for each pilot, so you can see how well he handles a british plane (if you want to). Each plane has different layout, abilities and weaponry.

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In story mode, you get to choose which side you will fly for. Obviously this will limit the types of planes you can fly, but it is better than flying head to head. You start the story mode as a flight leader, where you command a tiny force of planes. This group will increase or decrease depending on your piloting skills. The AI for your friendly aeroplanes is very well made, and they will manage to survive without your help. All you have to worry about is staying alive.

Sierra's on-line community known as the ImagiNation Network (INN) featured, among many other games, a multiplayer version of Red Baron. The multiplayer version was popular and attracted quite a following until the network was unfortunately shutdown in 1996. The Red Baron community supported many squardons (some of which still exist today in other on-line flight simulators), inter-squadron wars, and a player-run "SkyWars Council."