Classic Flight Simulators F-15 Strike Eagle, Solo Flight Comes to Steam
F-15 Strike Eagle, solo flight, and three other classic flight simulation games will be re-released on Steam. Thursday’s announcement from publisher Atari and developer MicroProse also includes three new bundles featuring many classic titles from the early days of flight sim.
First released in 1984 for Atari’s 8-bit video game console, F-15 Strike Eagle is a revolutionary combat flight simulation game developed by Sid Meier, who would later create Civilization. It was later released for Apple II and other early PC platforms, as well as the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy. solo flight, on the other hand, is a much more down-to-earth flight simulation. It focuses on basic piloting skills, including instrumentation and basic navigation. Both games include mission-based gameplay.
Three other classic flight simulators are also included. Harrier jump jet (1992) detail the complex workings of the Harrier jet capable of vertical takeoff and landing, including American and British variants. The ancient art of war in the sky (1992) focuses on the action of World War I, while Dogfight: 80 years of aerial warfare (1993) is more of a mix of various styles, including hypothetical scenarios pitting combat aircraft from different eras against each other.
Each of the games will be sold on Steam for $6.99 each, or in one of several bundles. F-15 Strike Eagle and The ancient art of war in the sky are available now with solo flight, Harier jump jetand Dogfight: 80 years of aerial warfare scheduled for release next week. Atari tells Polygon that additional titles will be added to purchased packs as they become available on Steam.
- Flight Combat Collection – $20.97 (25% off)
strike eagle, Harrier jump jet, ancient art of warand Dogfight: 80 years of aerial warfare
- Sid Meier Collection — $26.21 (25% off)
Conflict In Vietnam, Crusade in Europe and Decision in the desert, solo flightand strike eagle
- MicroProse War Simulation Collection – $39.14 (30% off)
Conflict in Vietnam, Crusade in Europe, Decision in the desert, solo flight, strike eagle, Harrier jump jet, The ancient art of warand Dogfight: 80 years of aerial warfare
No details were provided on how these titles will run on modern hardware. The announcement was accompanied by a collection of newly revised box artwork, a sample of which we’ve included in the gallery below. But, since these are digital-only releases, there are no boxes to speak of.