old shareware game
April 1, 2005 11:58 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find information on and/or a copy of an early/mid 80s shareware game called (I think) Flight. Does anyone remember it?

At the start of the game you had an airfield of purple (CGA!) biplanes on the right of the screen. On the left of the screen were slowly (less and less so as the game went on) advancing groups of bad guys on 1. Motorcycles, 2. Trucks or 3. Biplanes.

Between you and them were cities that you had to defend by attacking the Motorcycles, Trucks and Biplanes. If a Motorcycle or Truck sprite reached a city, it would be destroyed. Bad guy airplanes couldn't destroy cities. For every level passed you'd get a new city. If all your cities were destroyed, you loose. If you destroyed all the trucks and motorcycles, a final missile would appear that you had to destroy.

When you attacked a group of bad guys, you'd enter a "combat mode" where you could control your plan on a split screen X/Y axis. During the combat mode there'd be random quotes from the game makers, one of which was "Win One for The Gipper".

Every few months I remember this game and google about the abandonware sites for it but can't find anything. Does anyone remember this game, and more importantly, does anyone have a copy?
posted by alan to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
Was this Sopwith?

I dunno. Whatever it was, I played it.
posted by selfnoise at 12:15 PM on April 1, 2005

If it makes you feel better, I remember playing this game too. No idea what it was called though.
posted by driveler at 1:15 PM on April 1, 2005

I remember having a 5 and a half inch disk that had flight and space war all sorts of goodies... even if i do find it in the basement, i think it would be pretty worthless... hrrm...
posted by stratastar at 1:47 PM on April 1, 2005

Nope, wasn't Sopwith, although it sounds similar (looks very different though) and Anthill isn't interested in it.

Stratastar, even if you found your disk it wouldn't help, my 386 only has a 5.25 drive (-;
posted by alan at 2:04 PM on April 1, 2005

Sounds like Flightmare to me -- I especially remember the Gipper quote, too.
posted by skyboy at 2:20 PM on April 1, 2005

Yeeeaaass!!! That's the one!

I love you, man. This was really bothering me.
posted by selfnoise at 2:38 PM on April 1, 2005

Yep, Flightmare's the one.
posted by driveler at 2:53 PM on April 1, 2005

Rock on Skyboy. Let's hear it for poorly indexed game sites!
posted by alan at 3:28 PM on April 1, 2005

wow. why can't they make games like that anymore?

we need more limitations on game makers.

tie a hand behind their back or something.
posted by fishfucker at 3:31 PM on April 1, 2005

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