I've just acquired this software title on DISK by MicroProse UK...on here it only gives the option to add the Tape version. It's def not the US Gold version as it's not mentioned anywhere in the packaging or instructions. The manual included says "15 June 1985, Change 1", but the box says 1986.
Look forward to trying it once I dig out my disk drives, as couldn't afford this sort of game and format when I was 15 back in the day
I just tried this out after finding a post about the PC remake on AtariAge. What a great game! It gets pretty tough but it's really addictive. Check out the link in the comment from 'Weps' or http://www.kennedyapproach.com for a great PC remake, or even better bust out your real hardware and take it for spin ;-)
Absolutely amazing game. Easy to learn, tough to master. Like pacman and tetris. Syntesized speech, nice graphics and fantastic gameplay.
Once made for the C-64, Amiga and Atari, but never remade. That's why I made my own, for pc, go try it: http://www.marck.info.
It's a fun simulation, sort of giving you a taste of what real air traffic controllers have to deal with. It starts off easy enough, but pretty soon you find yourself having to land multiple planes and routing them correctly so there are no casualties! That's where the game gets a bit nerve wracking. The voice synthesis actually works to the game's benefit. The slightly artificial, garbled voices makes it sound like real transmissions.
Gideon Marcus - 05/11/2007
Surprisingly fun. Easily sucks up several hours of your day.
My only question--are planes supposed to conflict even if they are at 3 and 4000 feet?
one of those games that is as playable now as it was 20 odd years ago. a worthy classic.
i never owned a disk drive (yep, slow tapes Zzzzz)until i had seen this game in action, a week later and i was in heaven. great speech, easy to play and hour upon hour of fun.
At last I got it. I was hooked and I may get hooked again.
I'm missing the old joystick!
For what is essentially an arcade air traffic controller simulation, Kennedy Approach is very addictive. The added bonus of the speech is brilliant.
a quite realistic airport controller program featuring a real ingame speech effect...commands like altitude, course etc. all been digitized...though it seemed to me the answering pilots ony been able to say ****ROGER****...if ya want to hear your ataris voice this one is a must try..:D (my daddy loved it i remind )