Title Dawn Patrol Game Type Flight sim Company Rowan Software/Empire Players 1 Compatibility All HD Installable Yes Submission Seppo Typpö (firstname.lastname@example.org) Profiled Reviewer Review Rowan Software has produced some mighty fine flight simulations for the Amiga computer. Having mastered the WWII flight sims with games like Overlord, they turned into WW1 air combat with Dawn Patrol. But how do they compare against the excellent Red Baron from Dynamix or MicroProse's Knights of The Skies, or the flight sim part of the Wings from Cinemaware? Pretty well, actually. The presentation and game structure of Dawn Patrol is quite unique. Instead of following the career of a single pilot, the game revolves around a sort of hyperbook, which describes the famous air combats during WW1 and then gives player a chance to relive them through the flight sim part. Some missions even allow the player to choose the side too, which provides two different ways to fly the same mission. The graphics are pretty good (aircraft are quite detailed but the landscape is quite sparse) and sound is adequate (standard flight sim sfx and moody music). The fight model of the plane is probably the weakest part of the sim as there seems to be no notable differences between various aircrafts and the planes are a bit too fiddly to fly. Even with its faults, Dawn Patrol manages to be a pretty pleasing experience. The "storybook approach" is a welcome departure from the more career based structure the other WW1 sims offer. The hardened flight sim fans might still want something more serious but for casual computer flyers Dawn Patrol provides an educational and somewhat entertaining experience.