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Orbiter

DOS - 1986

Also available on: Mac

Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Educational, Simulation
Theme
Flight, Science
Publisher
Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.
Developer
Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.61
5 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of Orbiter

Predating Virgin Interactive's underrated Shuttle by several years, Orbiter is a decent space shuttle simulation that unfortunately is bogged down with too much "realism" to be fun. As commander of a space shuttle, you select from 4 different types of missions (rendezvous, satellite repair, satellite deployment, or training mission), within each of which you can choose to control any or all of the 3 stages: launch, orbit, and landing. A detailed scoring system evaluates your performance in every stage, and almost every system imaginable on the real space shuttle is meticulously modelled in the game. The problem is, the game quickly degenerates into an exercise in frustration due to complicated user interface that uses multiple windows and viewpoints, poor CGA graphics (EGA, which was widely used in gaming in 1988, was curiously omitted in Orbiter), and lack of campaign mode a la Shuttle.

Overall, a commendable effort, but one best experienced only by expert space sim enthusiasts.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Alex 2014-09-04 0 point DOS version

You should probably just play the modern orbiter game on there website.

Max 2013-02-25 0 point DOS version

Very interesting and easy to play!

Lol 2011-02-25 0 point DOS version

Overwhelming.....too hard to learn to play.
DONT DOWNLOAD

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