The History Of Flight Simulator Games

Flight simulators are virtual tools that are designed to teach the user how to fly an aircraft without the risk. When you are learning how to fly professionally or for fun, you cannot buckle yourself into a 747 and expect to catch on in a matter of minutes. Flying an aircraft is not like riding a bike; one small mistake can have serious consequences. This is why flight simulator games were created to help teach training pilots how to fly. Learn about the history of flight simulation and see just how much it has advanced over the years.

The first known arcade game to use flight simulation was Jet Rocket. This simulator was released by Sega in 1970 and was designed as a form of entertainment and not training. The game featured a cockpit complete with all of the controls and a basic and stationary landscaping scene on the screen. Players could shoot missiles and explode targets before their eyes.

The advancement of these types of games brought the release of Jet Rocket making way for a whole genre of combat simulator games. The next popular game to hit the arcades was Interceptor made by Taito in 1975. This first-person shooter took flight simulation to a new level and used a joystick so the player could aim at enemy aircraft and disintegrate them in mid-air.

It was not until the 1980s that flight simulator games were made for personal computers. They have remained very popular on personal computers to this day. The first PC game to hit the market was subLOGIC. The subLOGIC game, created by Bruce Artwick, has basic graphics, real world scenery, and a mock control panel. The creator made several different versions of subLOGIC for Mac computers and later for IBM compatible computers. The IBM compatible versions were licensed under Microsoft as Flight Simulator 1.00. The company later released 2.0 and 3.0 versions with more aircraft options and better graphics.

After PC games, came more advanced games for playing consoles in the home. Sega released a flight simulator game in 1987 that was titled After Burner. This combat game used a joystick and was widely popular on the Genesis and later the PlayStation. Super Nintendo also released a game called Pilotwings. This game helped the player earn their pilot license by completing flight lessons that were built into the game.

These types of games may have started out slow but they have graduated into a huge market. They are designed to entertain you and teach you what it feels like to control an actual aircraft. New simulator games have advanced so much that you will really feel like you are controlling a plane. If you choose the right game, you can use controls that are found in actual cockpits and select the weather and time of day you want to fly. You can even fly over your house and see it with satellite technology. The world of flight games will continue to grow.

A Wonderful Simulation Game – Kindergarten

Wow… this is the coolest game! I love babies, so playing Kindergarten was so exciting for me! The colors and graphics are great. The details of the babies are amazing! You can totally see kids in their laughing as well as weeping moods. Kindergarten is a fun-filled, colorful and interactive management simulation game where you play Mila, the super sweet owner of the Kindergarten! Kindergarten is a high quality & entertaining cell animation game…which makes this game so incredibly interactive and fun!

Mila Says:

“Hi! I am Mila together we will manage a Kindergarten, this means taking care of babies”

Parents bring their babies to Mila’s Kindergarten, and you have to help Mila take care of the babies. All of these different babies have many different needs and they will for sure keep you occupied! If a baby goes pee-pee or does a doo-doo, you have to help Mila take the baby in her arms and change its diapers! When the baby gets hungry, you will have to help Mila prepare a bottle of formula. Once the bottle is heated up in the Bottle Warmer, Mila can give the bottle to the baby! Usually it takes a while for a bottle to heat up. Once Mila earns more money you will be able to buy a faster Bottle Warmer with her!

You have to make sure that you take good care of the babies and that you keep them happy! The happier the babies are, the more money you can earn from the parents that drop off their babies! If you fail to keep babies happy, you will be penalized and you will not earn any money!

Mila says:

“We will start with two babies and if we do well our Kindergarten will get more babies to take care of. With the money earned, we upgrade the interiors and exteriors of the Kindergarten. Eventually more parents will bring their babies–and the Kindergarten will start to grow!”

Once you earn money in the game, you can start using it to upgrade and expand interiors and exteriors of your Kindergarten! Mila only has a few toys in her Kindergarten, and she plans to buy more toys once she earns more money! You will have to help her!

I love the fact that you can do so much in this simulation game, like hire people. You can chose different types of employees and decide what kind of agency you want to use. Another neat thing is that you can decide whether you want to hire people permanently or just temporarily. The selection of employees to help you run your Kindergarten is great! You can hire a nanny, a receptionist, and more. You can even hire a clown to keep the babies happy! So cool! I love it that you can expand your Kindergarten as well with the real estate agent; like add stuff to it (such as a bedroom, kitchen, etc.). The shop is great! You can buy the greatest stuff to upgrade your KINDERGARTEN from the inside (such as beds, cribs, etc.). This game is definitely a challenge for anyone! Youda Games has really done a good job making this game!

The Ideal Flight Simulator Game And What To Avoid At All Costs

If you don’t a have a license to fly a plane but would like to experience the world from the perspective of a pilot, then playing a flight simulator game is your best option and you don’t even have to leave home. Today’s airplane simulator games employ high quality graphics that mimic real life situations. If it wasn’t for the absence of inertial forces, which are expensive if not impossible to simulate, one could easily convince oneself that they are flying a real aircraft.

The gamer is situated inside a cockpit of realistic design and dimensions. The control panel contains the same instrumentation as the cockpits of real planes. Missions and scenarios on the ground and in the air are borrowed from real life.

The point is to control a plane in the sky and on the runway, like a real pilot. Routine activities during flight include paying attention to readings such as velocity, altitude and turbulence and optimizing the flight based on those. Before landing, the descent angle must be correct and the landing gear in order. Compliance with instructions from the control towers is one of the rules.

Airplane simulator games are by no means limited to commercial flying.

Combat missions during war allow a gamer to experience what it’s like to be a fighter pilot, shooting down planes and bombing targets. A gamut of weapons is available, not limited to missiles, bombs and guns. Due to the nature of aerial combat, fighter pilot missions are usually the most challenging.

Free flight airplane missions are also available. The make it possible to fly around the globe and to remote locations, fly through the clouds during a storm, see different cities from different altitudes and perspectives and even fly beyond the earth’s atmosphere into outer space. Such missions are unstructured and have exploration as their theme.

Daredevil missions are another category. They involve stunts like loops, nose dives and other difficult maneuvers that one typically sees during air shows. The gamer, of course, is required to accomplish all those without crashing the plane. A flight simulator game with stunt missions are known to invoke the most intense adrenaline rush.

Before choosing a flight simulator game, ensure that system requirements are met, otherwise it will run slow.

Look for airplane games that have missions of interest to you. Some games feature thousands of missions. But a few excellent missions are better than thousands of mediocre ones. Flight simulator games that allow you to create your own custom missions are more desirable.

How realistic it is, is by far the most important attribute of a flight simulator game. The view from the cockpit should resemble that of a real plane. 3D capabilities are preferable. Special effects like velocity and acceleration are must have’s. If the game does not feel realistic it will bore the player quickly and you don’t want this to happen to you.