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Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain is an abandoned historical combat flight simulation game set in Great Britain (obviously) during World War 2. Their Finest Hour was designed by Lawrence Holland, developed and released by LucasArts in 1989 for DOS, Amiga, Atari ST.

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Zero Magazine issue 4 (1990) - "Their Finest Hour is a very big, very absorbing and extremely 'pretty' game. You can land, take off, and do all the things you'd expect to. The depth of the missions means that you'll be coming back for more (and more, and more). Basically it's a 'great' buy for anyone, but if you're particularly into air warfare it's a 'must' buy. (Even the manual's brilliant - I even took it to read on the loo.) Oh, and here's a footnote for CGA users. You're mad. But apart from that, don't worry. This game is good in all modes."

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The game was released with a 192-page manual written by Victor Cross, that provided a detailed historical overview of the battle and pilots' perspectives.
An expansion pack, Their Finest Missions: Volume One, was released in 1989.

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Additional info about Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

Input: joystick, mouse, keyboard

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom

Also published for: Amiga, Atari ST

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  • Geoff Lewis - 28/01/2022 16:06
    I've been hunting for 20 years for this game and look forward to playing it on my Raspberry Pi 1400
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