Description of Jet
One of the earliest flight sims known to man is this Sublogic game with an awe-inspiring title . Jet allowed you to fly an F-16 and an F/A-18, and you could fly off of a carrier. Although very primitive by today's standards, the game was revolutionary for its time, with as much real-world physics as would fit on a single 5.25" 360KB disk. The Commodore 64 version, naturally, was superior to PC version due to a much more extensive color palette than 4-color CGA.
Developed by Charles Guy using Bruce Artwick's technology, Jet has the interesting feature of being able to run Scenery Disks developed for Microsoft's Flight Simulator. When the game was released, it was the be-all and end-all at the time, with some ground-breaking elements, like remote views, guided missiles, etc.
For those who want where flight sims come from : this is their great-grandfather :)
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Wingnut 2021-04-15 1 point Commodore 64 version
What the heck is this? The C64 version is NOT subLOGIC's "jet" at all, but some lame BASIC program called "Jet Fighter" and you try to bomb buildings before you crash into them. (Should have known when I unzipped it and it was a T64 file!) Doesn't anyone check the files before posting them?
gog 2018-06-27 0 point DOS version
Still have the original manual which came with the game :)
Played this too much...
tommy dee 2018-05-18 0 point Amiga version
hi i had the amiga 500 version
well ws in a bnad and when i came home in the wee hours you couldnt just fall asleep you would be all pumped up from the adrenalin
so i would come nt wake anyone up put on the headphones and play until the sun came up
well anyway i wasa operation speacailist in the navy before that so man i tell you
there was nothing that came close to the real thing
straight up stale graphics but the real feel was there
sp wow you couldnt get me off of it
Htom Sirveaux 2017-01-28 0 point
The Atari ST version (at least) would let you fly with a friend as your wing man over a modem connection. Seemed like black magic back then.
Fugazi 2014-12-03 1 point DOS version
I have the fondest memories from playing this game in my first PC: a monochrome Epson Equity I+. I absolutely ADORED this game, played it for countless hours instead of doing my homework or study for exams. I still use flight simulator and recently bought the F-18 Superbug addon for FSX. I'm happy to be able to play again the game that started it all for me.
Rated P*sspoor! 2014-06-04 -1 point DOS version
I had the Amiga 500 version of this, probably dating to 1988/89 - even THEN I thought it extremely lame, low on content, unrealistic, terrible (even for the '88 Amiga scene) graphics. Paid about £30 for it new and regretted every penny.
Viper 2013-11-27 0 point DOS version
Trying to locate the "Extras" box described above to download the scenery files...
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Apple II Version
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