Red Baron II

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Red Baron II
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Developer(s)Dynamix
Publisher(s)Sierra On-Line
Director(s)Tucker Hatfield
Producer(s)Graeme Bayless
Designer(s)Doug Johnson
Brian Apgar
Eric Lanz
Programmer(s)Brian Apgar
Artist(s)Douglas Brashear
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseOctober 30, 1997
Genre(s)Combat flight simulator
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Red Baron II is a video game for the PC, developed by Dynamix and published by Sierra On-Line. It is the follow-up to the flight simulation Red Baron, released in 1990. Red Baron II was released in 1997. A patch was released in 1998 that added support for 3D acceleration and renamed the game to Red Baron 3-D.[1] Red Baron 3-D was also released as a retail product.

Gameplay[edit]

The game features four modes of play: Fly Now (a quick combat mode); Single Mission, which includes several missions and a mission generator to create new ones;[2] Campaign mode, which features one of the only truly dynamic campaigns in a modern flight simulator and which replicated combat on the Western Front of Europe from 1916 through 1918; and peer-to-peer online play.

The game features many German, British, and French combat aircraft of World War I, and features pseudo-realistic flight physics and mechanics such as weapon malfunction, flak, engine damage, and pilot injury.

Reception[edit]

Next Generation reviewed the PC version of the game, rating it four stars out of five, and stated that "Overall, Red Baron II is a fine addition to the series, and despite some small, technical shortcomings, it establishes itself as one of the most entertaining flight experiences on the market today."[3]

The editors of Computer Gaming World nominated Red Baron II's Full Canvas Jacket mod for their 2003 "Flight Simulation of the Year" award, which ultimately went to Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight.[4]

Coupon[edit]

Some copies of the game included a coupon for 75 cents off a 12-inch Red Baron pizza. In 2014, YouTube user Clint Basinger of Lazy Game Reviews found the coupon bundled in with the game and, after finding out the coupon had no expiration date, took the coupon to a Food Lion and bought himself a Red Baron pizza with the coupon.[5]

Red Baron 3-D[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sierra Fixes Plane Game". IGN. Ziff Davis. August 25, 1998. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Red Baron II". Next Generation. No. 17. Imagine Media. May 1996. p. 83.
  3. ^ "Finals". Next Generation. No. 40. Imagine Media. April 1998. pp. 104, 108.
  4. ^ Editors of CGW (March 2004). "Computer Gaming World's 2003 Games of the Year". Computer Gaming World. No. 236. pp. 57–60, 62–69.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ https://kotaku.com/man-uses-17-year-old-coupon-for-frozen-pizza-bundled-wi-1539878046
  6. ^ Staff (February 1999). "Red Baron 3D". Next Generation (50): 105.

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