Title TFX Game Type Flight Sim Players 1 Compatibility AGA Submission Richard Byrne Review "The apex of military flight simulation" boasts the subtitle. I went away to play it- it's not wrong. As with all it's predecessors, your mission is to take to the skies in the latest (well, early 90's) military kit with the sole intent of DESTROYING some foreigner - in the interests of world piece - over a spate of missions, but they seem very arcade when compared to TFX. Looking at the options you get the usual detail blah, and precipitation, G-forces, pressure, temp and wind which all AFFECT the game, as oppose to merely changing the sky grey and calling it rain. The complexity of the games engine is superb, as are its visuals which are second to none on the Amiga, however these all come at a high cost to the speed. On med detail + arcade mode +low visibility it is only just possible to play acceptably on anything less than an '040 - whack up the realism and you get spf not fps! TFX is seriously hard to fault, and most are omissions rather than problems, enemies don't even appear - you can even watch them take off. Splendid! Some early missions are quite buggy, but I am told there are patches available. Some people won't like the lack of many dog fights (all manner of laser-guided things, as AP put it) but while waiting for permission to fire, I almost always get within cannon range. Anyway, you soon run out of missiles. And some missions are way too long. Omissions then: No serial link- combat, wingman, cooperative or copilot modes would be loads of fun. The ability to choose your plane for all modes - you're limited to the standard three. The ability to change your ordinance for the "flashpoints". Being able to play with the MiGs, F16, awac, or the 737s. This game bashes the hardware second only to Quake, and so is really for the 060+gfx board (be warned: the 040/060 specific executables don't work and the FPU causes graphics glitches) players if any real speed is to be wrested from it- a PPC version would be ideal. Its good, if (hardware!)expensive fun- but then it only costs (oops- costed) a mere £6 - thank you CU.