B-17 Flying Fortress

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General Audience

General Audience

Suitable for general audiences.

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B17 The Mighty Eighth is a simulation of the B17 Flying Fortress Bomber, in which each of the 10 crew members roles must be mastered. Command the supreme daylight bomber of World War II, navigate accurately across Europe, locate and bomb strategic targets and defend the plane from furious enemy attacks. Alternatively, players can take the role of escort fighter pilots or Luftwaffe interceptors.

The design and some team members originate from MicroProse’s B17 Flying Fortress (1992).

Key Product Features:
All the Simulation you would expect from MicroProse?
  • Fly the B17, 8th Airforce escort fighters (P38 Lightning, P47 Thunderbolt and P51 Mustang) or German fighters (Fw190, Bf-109, ME262 Schwalbe and Me-163 Komet)
  • Accurate high detailed physics and flight models for each aircraft
  • Full virtual cockpits and working controls of the 8 planes and complete rendition of B17 systems and weapons from internal crew positions
  • Detailed damage systems: the B17 was unique in being able to withstand tremendous structural damage and continue on its mission

    But this time you’re in charge of everyone ?your decisions and actions are vital?
  • Play all 10 roles on board ?assess your crews strengths and skills, be ready to manage the campaign, dictate groupings, shoot, navigate, radio, bomb and, if it all goes wrong, when to bail!
  • Play within 12 bombers plus up to 8 escort fighters at one time!
  • Historical Campaign and Squadron leader modes for extended game sessions
  • Improve each of your crews morale and AI by taking over, keeping them alive and being successful
  • Provide manual back up when the automatic features fail or get shot out!

    In the game you want to play!
  • Instant Action ?quick start missions throwing you into enemy filled skies
  • Flexible difficulty and complexity settings for all aspects of simulation ?includes over 10 step by step training missions
  • Embark on the 25 mission tour of duty, based on historically accurate scenarios
  • Take your time or accelerate to the action

    Immerse yourself in the original experience
  • All the detail that makes it feel real: breathtaking air combat sequences through photorealistic terrain, high rendered interiors, rich sound environments and state-of-the-art atmospherics
  • Select your nose art, pick your formations, review the reconnaissance photos, watch each of your men or jump into their shoes!
  • System Requirements:

    * Windows 95/98/Millennium * Intel Pentium II 300MHz or faster * 128MB RAM * CD-ROM Drive * Hard Drive (Installation: 700MB free) * DirectX 7 compatible video card * DirectX compatible sound card * DirectX 7 supplied on disk * DirectX compatible joystick
    Re-released on
    June 13th, 2012
    Game Platform
    • PC Games
    Media Format
    All-time sales rank
    Top 5000
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