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DOS - 1985

Also available on: Amiga - Apple II - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Alt name The Jet
Year 1985
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Vehicular Combat Simulator
Publisher subLOGIC
Developer subLOGIC
Perspective 1st-Person
4.69 / 5 - 13 votes

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

Jet has the following addons available: Japan Scenery Disk, Scenery Disk 4, Scenery Disk 1, Scenery Disk 3, Scenery Disk 2 and Scenery Disk 6, don't miss them!

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Comments and reviews

Evert 2023-05-08 1 point DOS version

I stand corrected, the version 1 of Jet can be downloaded here:

Evert 2023-05-07 1 point DOS version

I found the DOS version 1 of this game:

Gone are the EGA graphics modes, and this version is best played on an emulated PCjr, at about 750 clock cycles.

I use dosbox-x for my emulation purposes. Sound seems mostly lacking, I think I heard an explosion when shooting down an aircraft, but no engine noise during flight.

Evert 2023-05-07 0 point DOS version

The PC download version here is of 2.12.
Also, I am unable to get the sound to work... Any tips on how to get that going?

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 1 point DOS version

Still have the original manual which came with the game :)

Played this too much...

tommy dee 2018-05-18 1 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
nuff said

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.

fdisk 2015-10-06 2 points

keyboard controls(PC):
THX Fdisk !!

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.

Miklops 2014-04-06 -1 point DOS version

Where's the extras?

Viper 2013-11-27 0 point DOS version

Trying to locate the "Extras" box described above to download the scenery files...

johnthree36 2013-08-01 1 point DOS version

great game for it's first flight sim on a 5.25 floppy disk.

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DOS Version

DownloadVersion 1.0 English version 36 KB DownloadVersion 2.12 English version 113 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Jet, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

Misckeyboard controls English version 127 KB

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