Cool, its Sopwith 2. I actually had a copy of this game before I had a copy of the first Sopwith game. The first game only had one level, this one has 255!
Like the original Sopwith, this game involved flying a plane around the screen. You flew up and down and went from left to right as usual. You could just fly around on your own, or you could play versus the computer. There could be up to 4 computer-controlled planes. There was also the ability to have 4 human players, but I never figured out how to do that. When you see the other planes, you shoot the hell out of them with your cool flying white dot bullets!
As you got the hang of flying you could do big loops and pretend you were some kind of cool display pilot. But barns are dangerous and you can crash into them.
One thing I significantly remember from this game is the cows! WOOHOO! You could fly into them for fun. Call me a sick bugger, but I used to just play over and over again just flying into the cows. Those cows rule man!
This game had the same wicked CGA pretty-in-pink graphics and the annoying PC speaker. The sounds were ok though, even if they did make you go crazy after a while. Why couldn’t the cows make cool noises though dangit? 🙁
If you play this and you like it, then have a play with the original Sopwith. Its very similar and also a lot of fun 🙂
Note: I was playing this game fine on a P3 and didnt need a slow down utility. Its great as it works on fast PC’s!!
- MobyGames: Sopwith 2
Read all about it on MobyGames.
- Wikipedia: Sopwith 2
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: 25kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)