Falcon (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Slash - 1992 USA, Canada Release

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Falcon
Packaging cover Falcon.
Product ID 85004-00108
Product UPC 085004001086
Product ISBN 0-928784-20-7
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1992
Publisher(s) Slash
Developer(s) Spectrum Holobyte
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Flight Simulator, Jet Simulation
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Lock-On to Excitement!

Climb into the Falcon cockpit and fly a thrilling and highly realistic simulation of the F-16A Fighting Falcon, the most versatile jet fighter in the air today. Engage enemy aircraft with the most advanced aeronautics and electronic displays available on a personal computer, and claim the skies as Falcon territory!

Some of the Falcon features:

  • Option to dogfight against another player via computer link.
  • Enemy planes perform real fighter maneuvers (barrel rolls, yoyo's, jinking, scissors, etc.).
  • Four alternating heads-up-displays (HUD's).
  • Advanced electronics/radar systems.
  • Realistic sounds and digitized airplane images.
  • Dogfight and strike mission modes.
  • Multiple skill levels.
  • Flight characteristics and armament of the real F-16.

Just like its wildlife counterpart, the Falcon is incredibly powerful! It pursues its prey relentlessly until the moment of attack which is swift and precise. But like any jet fighter, the Falcon's true success depends on able pilot. Use Falcon's training simulator mode to learn air combat maneuvers, then replay any flying sequence with the program's flight recorder "black box" to analyze your dogfighting skills. When you feel ready for the excitement of battle, real dogfight and strike missions will put you to the test. Are you ready? Hold onto your pilot's seat and kick in the afterburners!

System Requirements

PC MS-DOS 3.1
Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 384K
Supports Joystick Yes
Supported Video CGA
Hercules Monochrome

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Retail Box cover Falcon. Retail Box back Falcon.

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Package Contents

The Slash version includes the manual, Dogfight Option insert, Keyboard Command Layout insert, and one 3 1/2" disk. The Slash version can be distinguished from the original Spectrum Holobyte version by these characteristics:

  • The quality of the contents inside the Slash package are of lower quality than the original Spectrum Holobyte release.
    • The disk labels on the Slash version are printed on a dot matrix printer
    • The 134-page Slash manual is on plain paper
    • The Dogfight insert and the Keyboard Command Layout insert are photocopies on plain paper

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