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Game #1178
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Tower    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Simulation   Flight - Civil

Rating: 8.63 (419 votes)

Tower box cover

Tower screenshot
Undoubtedly one of the best air traffic controller simulations ever made, Tower is an outstanding Windows 3.1 update of the venerable ATC (a.k.a. Tracon 2) by BAO ltd., the master of flight simulators and longtime partner of Microsoft. Tower is undeniably the best in its genre in the market today. The myriad of options include weather conditions, difficulty levels, and an excellent on-line help feature.

As a testament to how amazingly realistic Tower is, imagine a 360-degree panaromic photo taken out of a KDCA tower where arriving and departing planes actually move realistically across the environment. The interface takes some getting used to, but the versatility and complexity is well worth the effort. The pilot voices are very realistic. The plane types match what's on the flight strips – which you can print out just like the real thing. Best of all, the game plays great on newer Windows systems (e.g. 95/98/2000/ME). Definitely not to be missed!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: BAO Ltd.
Publisher: BAO Ltd.
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: BAO Ltd.
Theme: Modern
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows 3.1
Where to get it:
Related Links: Air Traffic Control Simulators (archived)
If you like this game, try: Tracon for Windows, Tornado

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