Red Baron was created by Damon Slye at Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1990 for MS-DOS 5.
Red Baron was created by Damon Slye at Dynamix and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1990 for MS-DOS 5.0. Two years later it was ported to Amiga.
Red Baron is a flight simulator game set in World War I, on the western front. It offers three game modes: dogfight, single mission or career mode, I suggest the latest. In career mode, you can choose to fly as a pilot for the German or the British. There are 17 different aircraft from both sides to choose from, including the Fokker E.I Eindecker, the Fokker Dr.I Triplane, the Sopwith Camel, Albatros D.II and a lot more. You start as a wingman, and then you can advance through the ranks, taking command of a small group of planes of variable size and types.
Red Baron was the first successful flight sim created by Dynamix - that was acquired by Sierra during the development of this game - and it started the so-called "Great War Planes" series. Dynamix, in fact, would continue developing great historical simulations like Aces of the Pacific and Aces Over Europe.
In 1996, Red Baron was voted 4th best PC games of all time. In 1997, it was re-released as freeware.
On October 22, 2013, Damon Slye opened a Kickstarter campaign to create a remake of the game, that was meant to support both Oculus Rift, as well as high-end flight sim peripherals like rudder pedals and 3-axis joysticks. Unfortunately, the campaign only managed to raise $40,493, so the plan was canceled. Thank god you can still play the original one!
DOS version - Language: EN - Size: 2.52 Mb
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Reference Card, Manual, Mission Builder - Language: EN - Size: 16.23 Mb