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Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions. The most realistic weather environments ever created. Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind. Extreme temperatures affect flight performance. Fly it yourself or let the world's most advanced fighter do it for you!
Release Date: Apr 30, 1999
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About the Game

Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions. The most realistic weather environments ever created. Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind. Extreme temperatures affect flight performance. Fly it yourself or let the world's most advanced fighter do it for you!

Features

  • Extreme temperatures affect flight performance.
  • Changing weather effects including: rain, snow, hail, and wind.
  • Fly it yourself or use the Auto-Options: Auto-landings, Auto-taxi, Auto-takeoff, Auto-shoot list, Auto-formation, Auto-in-flight refueling.
  • The most realistic weather environments ever created.
  • Mass Destruction! Use tactical nuclear weapons to level entire city regions.
  • Voice-Over-Net technology allows players to talk to each other during Novaworld multiplayer combat.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP
    • Processor: Pentium 266MHz or better
    • Memory: 32MB minimum
    • Graphics: Direct3D compliant
    • Hard Drive: 488MB Free
    • Sound: DirectX compliant
    • DirectX: DirectX version 6.0 or higher (included)
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
73 products in account
3 reviews
24.1 hrs on record
This game is basically a remake of F-22 Lightning 2. It was released in 1999, so the graphics are obviously low quality compared to new titles, but they are on-par with other flight simulation games at that time. As far as flight simulators go, this game is more action oriented than the true-to-life flight dynamics one might find in X-Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The first several Quick Missions work you through a tutorial on the game basics and the last training mission is a full combat mission test. The Quick Missions also have a large and variable assortment of non-arc combat missions to help hone your skills for campaign mode.

The campaign mode has a large number of single player missions. You work you way through various deployment campaigns and the mission situations build-up to a finale mission for each campaign (typically culminating to a nuclear strike or combination bombing/multiple enemy squadron mission). It also tracks your stats and has a scoring and flight rank promotion system based on your mission performance. Each finished campaign rewards a medal to the pilot as well.

There is multiplayer available, but only through a community-based mod. The game originally shipped with built-in multiplayer, but since this game is nearly 15 years old, the built-in, Novalogic-based multiplayer system no longer functions.

My biggest complaint is the default keyboard map is not very intuitive and the tutorial could be more in-depth. Despite the game's age, my Saitek X-52 joystick and throttle work fine with no modifications (all basic flight controls work, including firing active weapon, rudder, and throttle functionality).

If you are feeling nostalgic and enjoy flight simulators or air combat games, this one still has depth and fun available after 15 years. Despite another reviewer's issues, I have had zero crashes while doing anything in this game and have not had to modify any game files for it to function properly (I'm in 64-bit Windows 7 with a DX11 GPU and Core i7 CPU).
Posted: March 14th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
5 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Please Tag as: Novalogic / Novaworld
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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4 of 23 people (17%) found this review helpful
78 products in account
16 reviews
4.1 hrs on record
Ancient game, max res 1024x780, defaults to 3dfx (!), and on my system crashes as soon as I try to change any setting.

Refund time. A rip-off at any price.

Edit: If you manually hack the .ini file, it seems to run. It is incredibly pathetic that these people didn't even bother to generate a decent default .ini file - defaulting to 640x480 3dfx? Really?

GAME_FULLSCREEN 1
GAME_RESOLUTION 1024
MENU_FULLSCREEN 1
ENABLE_3D 1
MEMORY_USAGE 2
TEXTURE_DISTANCE 26
BITDEPTH_SOFTWARE 32
BITDEPTH_HARDWARE 32
HW3D_DLL_FILENAME "Hw_d3d.dll"
CARD_NUMBER 0
PAGE_FLIP 0
PLAY_ANIMS 1


It still crashes whenever you exit or apply the settings screen, so good luck modifying the controls! Setting MENU_FULLSCREEN to 0 doesn't help. Neither does disabling 3D accel.
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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