MiG-29 Fulcrum is the only flight simulation dedicated to a Soviet attack fighter. Programmed by ex-British Aerospace design team SIMIS, with the co-operation of the Tass news agency, MiG-29 gives you the unique chance to fly this fearsome aircraft.
The world's most deadly fighter was first put on public display at the Farnbrough air show in 1988. Constructed by the Mikoyan and Guryevich Design Bureau, MiG fighters have become the backbone of the Soviet airforce.
As with all Russian aircraft, the MiG-29 adheres to a common ideology - simplicity of design, ease of maintenance, toughness and the ability to land and take off from the shortest possible runway. The MiG-29 can operate from a 240 metre strip, whereas its US counterpart the F-16 needs twice that length.
MiG pilots are the elite of the Soviet air force. However, critics of the system claim that despite first-class weapons, the Russian pilots are too rigid and inflexible during combat. Tis sentiment is displayed in a comical saying brought about after the defection of a MiG-25 pilot - show a Soviet pilot initiative and the next thing you know he's landing in Japan.
Now you have the chance to prove the critics wrong and show the world what a MiG-29 can really do when pushed to its limits.
As a newcomer to Soviet technology you'll be called upon to attend the pilot's school at Orzusk Aerodrome.
Having been chosen as an elite cadet you must perform well in order to be assigned to one of the many MiG squadrons around the Soviet Union. Your training schedule will encompass all aspects of aerial combat and only when you have become adept at handling the MiG should you really attempt a live mission.
There are five real-life scenarios to attempt. Having passed your training missions, you'll be assigned a number of tasks. Each new scenario will test your skills in a particular field to extreme limits. If you succeed in all your sorties you may be called upon to face a full-blown international incident. Only when you have proven yourself and your skills will you be registered in the elite cadre of MiG-29 veterans.
Your first real mission, codenamed Blue SeaSprite, sees you on a reconnaissance mission above a wintry sea. Flying below enemy radar, you must try to locate a nuclear sub and identify it before returning to base.
Yellow Dragon sees you flying a mission of revenge against the Chinese. Out to avenge the destruction of a MiG, you must teach the Chinese pilots a salutary lesson.
Mission three, White Pegasus, sees you taking part in a covert mission to destroy enemy oilfields and refineries.
Red Witch is a matter of national security. The KGB have infiltrated a terrorist group operating within the Soviet Union. Your task is to intercept the gang's convoy and aid your ground troops.
The final mission, Desert Strike, sees you attempting to halt the growth of the military power of an obscure Middle Eastern state. Flying alone, you must secure further strategic positions before destroying the country's nuclear capabilities.
The missions will test your flying skills and completion of all five will prove your air supremacy. MiG-29 Fulcrum can be controlled by either the mouse or joystick, with additional keyboard controls.
The game is lavishly packaged in an oversized box complete with a full-
The game includes all the regular features found in flight sims - out of the cockpit shots, missile-eye views and the ability to look at the aircraft from a number of different angles. All in all, MiG-29 provides the best insight you're ever likely to experience.