Now wait is Falcon 4 a flight sim or a normal fighter pilot game.. Or does it double as both?
Both in the sense that it can be very realistic. I don't mean flight sim like MS Flight Simulator where you run around and land at airports. It has the ability to add or subtract features from the flight model to make it easier or more realistic whatever you desire. It is definitely a game where you fly around shooting down opposing fighters and there are also ground attack missions as well.
I played this game for years and like another guy said I was still a noob or maybe better to say I still felt like I left a lot of what the game offered on the table.
I still have my original manual with the hard binder.
Now, I haven't played Falcon in years but I understand that it has been kept updated graphics, mission packs and so on and so forth but the original actually had online coop or versus mode which even in the old days on dialup was cool as hell and I really miss that. Hope the updated ones have that as well.
This is a rare gem from the days when they made real games and I don't think it will ever be equalled. To do something like this nowadays would just cost too much.
Play the game. Start off on easy flight model and instant action. Unlimited fuel and ammo and get the feel of it. As you become more proficient, start adding more realism. Once you feel like you have the hang of it pretty well you can do single missions. Once you have that down start a campaign.
It's a rush and this game will give you a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction hard to find from todays games.