Warbirds (video game)

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Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) Atari Lynx
Release 1991
Genre(s) Combat flight simulator
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Warbirds is a computer game developed by Atari in 1991 for the Atari Lynx.


Warbirds is a flight simulator that allows the player to become a World War I pilot. The game has five scenarios in which the player can fly against one to three enemy pilots of varying skill levels.[1]


The player can look ahead, behind, above, and to the left or right of his plane. A variety of options can be altered to aid in shooting down enemy planes, including turning on unlimited ammunition and changing the amount of damage the aircraft can take before it explodes. The Lynx has the ability to link up with three other people, allowing each player to fly a separate plane. Each player has a first-person perspective of the game.[1]


The game was reviewed in 1992 in Dragon #181 by Hartley, Patricia, and Kirk Lesser in "The Role of Computers" column. The reviewers gave the game a positive review awarding it 4½ out of 5 stars.[1] Computer Videogame Magazine reviewed Warbirds in their August 1991 issue stating "There isn't a lot of variety to the gameplay but what's there is good for a while." Giving it an overall score of 84 out of 100.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia & Lesser, Kirk (May 1992). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (181): 57–62. 
  2. ^ "Lynx Lowdown". No. 117. Computer Videogame Magazine. August 1991. p. 36. 

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