Woohoo.. I remember having this game on my PC, but I didn’t play it for years because I couldn’t figure out the controls. What a lazy shite I am 😉 But when I did get the hang of it, well you just couldn’t stop me.
This game is totally wicked and plays an important part in the whole world of gaming. This game was made way back in 1984, before many games were born 🙂 I’d never had a game where you were in a plane and you got to take off and fly into buildings. Then to make things even more fun, you could bring in a computer-controlled plane to try and take you out, or you take them out. Whichever happens first – undoubtedly they kicked your arse. The computer controlled plane was just too clever for me, and maybe it was a bit too hard =
Playing it on your own was ok. You just had to keep the plane in the air and make it to the end of the screen. There was only one level and when you completed it you finished the game. Funnily enough the game literally ended 😉 One good thing to note was the bottom of the screen. There was an overall map of the level, so you could see the whereabouts of planes in the level. Of course some might think of this as a spoiler.
The graphics were your typical CGA (pretty in pink). The sound was the PC speaker. This game was noisy and the sound of the plane could drive you nuts after a while. But its still much better than no sound, and was heaps of fun as you could go ‘brrrrrrrrr’ and sing along with the plane 😀
I think this game could have done with more levels. But if you are interested in way old games, and want to see the work of the forefathers, then check out Sopwith, and also Sopwith 2 which can also be found on this site.
Note: You’re gonna need to grab Turbo or some other slow down utility from our utilities page 🙂
- MobyGames: Sopwith
Read all about it on MobyGames.
- Wikipedia: Sopwith
Read all about it on Wikipedia.
This is a good Sopwith resource site. You can find out various bits of info about the different versions of Sopwith. Plus you can get the source code if you're into that kinda thing ;) There is also some useful links to other games which are similar to this one.
- David Clark's Page
David Clark is the guy behind Sopwith. He created it :) Find out more about him, his interests and anything else he has worked on.
- Jornand de Buisonje's Page
Wow. This person has made Sopwith 95, 98 & ME friendly. But that's not all. It can be played over the net using the TCP/IP protocol. WOOHOO. Go and check this page out.
- Designed by: David Clark
- Published by: BMB Compuscience
Size: 29kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)