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Game #1397
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Skychase    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Multiplayer shooter

Rating: 8.47 (36 votes)

Skychase box cover

Skychase screenshot
Skychase is a fun two-player action game that plays like a cross between classic boardgame Battleship and arcade flight simulations. The controls are as easy as it gets: just press two keys to start white-knuckle dogfights between you and an opponent, which could be either computer or human. The fun part is that Skychase isn't just a simple action game: realistic elements commonly seen in flight sims such as G-Force, fuel, and the number of ammo rounds are all taken into account in the game. All of these factors can be adjusted based on your realism preferences, and the planes you can choose from actually have different characteristics that require different handling methods. If you feel like giving yourself a big handicap, you can even choose to pit an F-18 Hornet against a paper plane!

Needless to say, playing against a friend is much more fun than against the computer, although the AI is capable. With a wide variety of options, good clean fun, and attractive wireframe graphics, Skychase is one of the most underrated multiplayer games of all time. Recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Ralph Russell
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Brøderbund
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Brøderbund
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Fire Power, Return Fire, Robosport for Windows

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