Veritech: Variable Fighter Simulator
Veritech: Variable Fighter Simulator is a flight simulation game is based on the famous Japanese animation series Macross. Veritech: Variable Fighter Simulator, was published and developed by RYLO Software and was released on DOS platform in the year 1994. The basic idea behind the game is to fly and control a Veritech fighter, as featured in the animation series. The game was developed using the Domark Flight Sim toolkit and as the developers were unsure about Domark's policies for games developed using their toolkit the game was free.
The game offers four missions. The first being a training mission and only after successful completion of this mission, it is advisable for one to embark on the real advanced missions. The game begins with the training at the Ataia Island, where the spaceship had crash-landed a decade ago. The training is exciting and adventurous full of mock battles with other Veritech fighter pilots and Cyclone ride armors. The practice missions also require the pilot to successfully follow navigation instructions and to locate and destroy targets. The training mission prepares the player for the advanced real missions. The game offers a number of choices for equipping the fighter. One can choose the firepower- missiles and the mode to fire them as solos or clusters. The pilot can also transform the Veritech fighter into the Guardian or Gerwalk mode. The plot of the animated series is loosely followed in the game. The game designed with the help of the most simple flight simulation kit is exciting and captivating.
The graphics are good for a game released during that period, the animations are detailed. The sounds are at best mechanical and are not too loud. The views from inside the cockpit complete with the dials and compasses of the fighter are real. The fast pace at which the targets moves along with the difficulties in maneuvering the fighter makes Veritech: Variable Fighter Simulator, a treat for the gamers.