N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7020 times:
The SNES game is called Aerobiz (or a later version called Aerobiz Supersonic). There is also a very good game called Air Bucks - it's out of print, as far as I know, but you can find it online if you look hard enough.
Of course, these games have their flaws. Aerobiz's is that it forces you to use hubs and does not really allow for point-to-point traffic. Which I guess makes sense from their perspective, since the object of the game is to build up a worldwide network, and not to piddle around flying domestic USA routes or the like, but it gets annoying if that's what you want to do with your airline.
Air Bucks has several flaws. First, it doesn't make available all cities in the world, or even in the U.S ... only selected ones. And often, the size of the cities in the game does not reflect reality for the time period. Also, not all aircraft available in real life are offered in the game - only certain aircraft. Finally, you have no control over the time period you're playing in - you have to start in 1945 and end in 1986, which is very annoying if you just want to play in the modern era and skip all of the prop garbage. Still, Air Bucks is my all-time favorite airline simulation game, because it offers you a pretty good sim of an airline & competition, and an easy-to-use interface. I would recommend looking it up.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5476 posts, RR: 20 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6991 times:
Airpro 2000 is by far one of the worst games I've ever played. Every route is 100% or 0% full. It's very stupid! You can't keep track of what destinations you fly to! I would recommend NOT downloading it, for a download that large, it's NOT worth it!!!
SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6970 times:
Airline Tycoon First Class is what I would recommend. There are some tedious things in it, such as being sabotaged by other airlines, etc etc. Thankfully, when playing in "free game mode" if you're savvy, you can get rid of the other competitors (liquidate through buyout, sabotage them till their image reaches -90%, and poof, they disappear).
The stats for the aircraft in the game pretty much only reflect charter set ups for each aircraft. Also, not all aircraft are in the game, but MANY are. Some strange things include
777-300, but no 200
757-300, but no 200
737-400/800, but no others
MD-81, no others
A320, A310, A300, no others.
the game is TONS of fun. but again it has its flaws... Some of the fuel efficiency is strange (I don't think a 727 burns more fuel/hour than an A300, a 767, a 744, or a 777)
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6930 times:
Continental, Airpro 2000 is the best airline simulation I've seen. It's maybe a bug if you are getting only those two numbers. For me everything is OK. If you get 100%, launch bigger plane or more planes. These are Airpro 2000 features:
More than 160 aircraft - from DC-3 to A380
Play from 1950 to 2026, but if you want you can set up any start date
You can lease or buy aircraft
You can create your own "landfile" or download one (great selection online) to be able to fly from where you want
All airplanes has realistic stats, consumption, crew, seats, range, ect.
You can play multiplayer with up to 4 players near one computer or up to 4 CPU players or without any competiotion
Realistic trend, where passeneger numbers falls or rises. You can never predict future, like real airlines. You might be just changed all airplanes to bigger because they started getting 90%-100% loads and crisis strikes and everything goes to losses
Crashes lowers airlines image, newer planes are less likely to crash
...and lots more
I've tried Air Bucks, Airline Tycoon and Airpro but I think this is better. It has quite a few details and is well worth a look. Its only flaw at the minute is with the scheduling of flights, you need an A-Level in Maths to get the times right! However this is due to be fixed in a patch coming very soon.
It may take a while to be delivered (2 weeks to the UK) but its worth a look.
NZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6887 times:
One annoyance I've found with Airpro 2000 is with aircraft range; they are totally unrealistic.
I couldn't schedule a 737-800 to fly Honolulu - Nandi; it didn't have the range where in reality it does.
Another case, I can schedule a 747-200 LHR - SYD which as we know is impossible in the real world.
The simulation doesn't allow for intermediate stops.
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6854 times:
Donder, it's not fault of game but of one who made that landfile. The only landfile provided with game is Germany one. You can edit that if you feel it isn't realistic or download better landfile -- there are lots of them. Some of them are created by people who deosn't lives in those countries so don't know real numbers, but some are good.
NZ767, download a free aircraft editor for Airpro and you will be able to edit airplane range. I guess it wasn't easy for creator of this game to check each aircraft range, remember, there are more than 160 of them.
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6844 times:
Aerobiz Supersonic is very unrealistic, it is done for people who know nothing about aviation. Let's say keeping planes in hangars costs nothing so, as even the help section indicates, "it is wise to buy more aircraft than you need because you could need them in future". Also, there are only a few planes available in Aerobiz. You can't fly small planes there and even 737 is almost useless. Aerobiz might be fun for someone who doesn't knows all plane names and how airline industry truly works. I would consider it so:
Games for aviation fans:
Games for others:
Can't jusify Airbucks because I didn't played it.
Also, a new game, called Airline 2, will soon be out. Watch out in stores...