Flyboys Squadron Screenshots

Posted Thu, Oct 12, 2006 by Messiah

New "Flyboys Squadron" Screens

WWI aerial combat MMOG takes to the skies November 1st

Some of you might remember the Dynamix - Sierra 1990 DOS title Red Baron, a fully featured WWI aerial combat sim that regaled perhaps the last time in modern warfare that combatants actually had faces. Aside from the original Civilization and a brief, traumatic stint before the 9th grade social, Red Baron was my one true adolescent love. Then came Red Baron II and Red Baron 3D, which were both graphically thrilling for their time, but fans of the series have been pining for another iteration ever since Sierra Entertainment went on the skids in 2000.

Our day may have come at long last, and with a free online MMOG framework to boot! Springboarding off the September release of the Flyboys motion picture (which, despite the lousy reviews at Rotten Tomatoes, I really have to say it was one of the most enjoyable war movies I (and my girlfriend) have ever seen, not to mention a commendable treatment of the horrors of World War I), Flyboys Squadrons lets you take to the air, Great War style.

Check out the art and screens below, but first: here's the skinny from developer iEntertainment, the geniuses behind the award-winning Warbirds WWII MMOG flight sim:

In stores: November 1

MSRP:  $29.95 (with free mmog gaming)

Available at Best Buy, Circuit City, Walmart, CompUSA

Fly your authentic WWI vintage airplane on missions, engaging in dogfights, performing aeronautic stunts, and practicing flight skills. The game is based on the daring flight and combat exploits of Lafayette Escadrille, the real-life American Volunteer force profiled in the recent movie Flyboys, Starring James Franco, Jean Reno, and David Ellison. Ellison is regarded as one of the top stunt pilots in the world.

Features:

  • Toggle Multiviews from the HUD,
  • Master aspects of flight including taking off, landing, managing fuel and ammunition supplies.
  • Master attack and evasive maneuvers
  • Features real terrains of Europe texture mapped from satellite photography
  • Features movie footage and participation of actors including ace flyer David Ellison.
  • 12 single player missions, plus bonus Easter Egg missions
  • Rankings and Medals awarded for play-skills.
  • 1 month free automatic access to three Massively Multiplayer games at www.TotalSims.com including FLYBOYS online, WarBirds 2006, and Armored Assault!
  • Every month for 4 months, 3 new single player missions will be downloadable and available to registered players.  A total of 12 new missions for retail buyers of FLYBOYS Squadron.
  • ESRB: E


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Contact! - New Screenshots as "Flyboys Squadron" Prepares to Take Off

Fans of the MMOG framework and the World War I aerial combat subgenre may well have reason to rejoice. iEntertainment, creators of the critically acclaimed WWII MMOG flight sim "Warbirds", have devoted their talents to an MMO flight sim based on the recently released motion picture "Flyboys." We have our first look at "Flyboys Squadron" with these screenshots and concept art, and the game is set to release on Nov. 1. For anyone that cut their flight sim teeth playing Sierra / Dynamix's "Red Baron" series back in the nineties and loved every minute (only to shelve the floppies when our Tandy 486sx blew up), "Flyboys Squadron" looks like it might be the one we've been waiting for!

Wed, Oct 11, 2006
LadySirse

FLYBOYS Squadron Free Demo Available for Download Today!

This morning brings us a press release from the makers of the upcoming MMO FLYBOYS. You can now download a demo for free!

Entertainment Network, (BB:IENT.pk), developer of the award-winning WarBirds TotalSims series, announced that a FREE Demo of their FLYBOYS Squadron Massively Multiplayer Game is now available for FREE download at http://www.FLYBOYSGame.com. The FLYBOYS Squadron single player offline game and MMOG is based on the upcoming MGM release of FLYBOYS, an Electric Entertainment film, to be released nationally in theaters on September 22nd 2006.

Read the press release to learn more. Do you think a game like this is something that you would play? Do you think it suits the MMO genre? Let us know where you stand on this in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

News
Fri, Sep 15, 2006
LadySirse
New "Flyboys Squadron" Screens WWI aerial combat MMOG takes to the skies November 1st

Some of you might remember the Dynamix - Sierra 1990 DOS title Red Baron, a fully featured WWI aerial combat sim that regaled perhaps the last time in modern warfare that combatants actually had faces. Aside from the original Civilization and a brief, traumatic stint before the 9th grade social, Red Baron was my one true adolescent love. Then came Red Baron II and Red Baron

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Thu, Oct 12, 2006
Messiah

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