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The Heroes of the 357th

DOS - 1992

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Action, Simulation
Theme Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Real-Time, Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc., IPS Computer Group Sp. z o.o.
Developer Midnight Software, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.72
4.57 / 5 - 7 votes

Description of The Heroes of the 357th

Heroes of The 357th casts you as one of the pilots of this famous American Fighter unit in Europe during WWII. Based in England, you fly a variety of mission against occupied Europe. You fly exclusively P-51 Mustang.

This game has good graphics, although the almost feature- less green terrain is fairly bland. The cockpit is quite well modeled. The objects, including famous landmarks an the aircraft, is also quite interesting. The flight model of this game is surprisingly tough, and just flying straight and level is a challenge. I found moving the control surfaces even a bit carries a very high risk of departing controlled flight. I think this is simply unrealistic. It's like trying to fly the F-117 with its Flight Control System computer disabled. I usually enjoy tough flight model. But the flight model of Heroes puts me off.

I really cannot recommend this game. If you want to play WWII flight sim of yesteryear, I'd suggest you hunt for a copy of Dynamix's Ace over Europe instead.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

SirWulfe 2018-05-01 1 point

Growing up, all I had was an old Windows '95. This was one of the games that came on a disk of like 300. (For those who are to young to remember, read that as "2 good games. 298 aweful indie copies). I played this more then I care to admit. This was all I played for about 2 weeks, working to beat my high score. This is amazing, especially given that its 26 years old. I do recommend using a joystick. The graphics are great, the game play is amazing, and you get a real sense of what it was like to fly back then. (I say this comparing it to other contemporary games, not the games of today).

Slappy 2012-06-24 0 point DOS version

This game was designed to be used with a joystick. Unfortunately it is impossible to control with a keyboard. Because I nearly throw the keyboard through the wall. I put it down instead and tried again once I got a joystick. It is a good game. Where else do you get to shoot down a V-1 rocket.

Scoop 2010-06-08 0 point DOS version

Good one!

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