The Red Baron
The Red Baron is an action game, developed by BMP Compuscience. The game was released in the United States in 1986 on the DOS platform.
The Red Baron is an early version of arcade shooter games. The player is the pilot of a plane that has to destroy it's targets. The game offers
two modes - A 'single-player' mode and a 'Play against computer' mode. In the Single player mode, there are no enemies and the player only has to
destroy as many ground targets as possible. There are four vertical status bars on the lower side of the screen showing the number of planes
the player has left, the amount of fuel left in the plane, the number of bombs, and the remaining number of bullets in the machine gun.
The player gets points for destroying the targets, although not all targets are enemy targets. There are a few friendly targets, and destroying
them will earn negative points. In the 'Play against computer' mode, things turn interesting when enemy aircrafts are introduced, and the player
has to safeguard his plane against attack from these enemy aircrafts while destroying ground targets. Shooting down enemy aircrafts earn additional
points. The scores are displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen. The game provides a side-view perspective and the only input device is
The graphics of the game are very simple, mostly black and white background with very limited use of color. The Red Baron bears a very strong
resemblance to another title of the same developer, Sopwith.
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