Aerobiz Supersonic is a turn-based business strategy game, in which the player takes the reigns of a start-up airline and grows it into the largest airline in the world. The game is a simulation, but it does not aim for the same level of detail as its PC contemporaries. It is part of Koei's "Executive Series", which are mostly business simulations.
The game features licensed aircraft from most major manufacturers, which become available (or go out of production) as time passes. Scripted world events (wars, the Olympics, the cold war) and random events (storms, plane crashes) sometimes alter the business climate, and are the game's only real plot points. The game is played on a simplified map of the real world, with cities whose locations and statistics bear some similarity to their real-life counterparts. An average playthrough on "Turbo" difficulty (medium) takes about two hours.
The player competes with three other (A.I. or Human) players. The goal of the game is for the player to have the most passenger traffic in at least four regions as well as to establish a hub in every region.
There are four playable scenarios in the game to chose from.
- The Dawn of the Jet Age (1955-1975)
- Air Travel Takes Off (1970-1990)
- Airlines Cover the Globe (1985-2005)
- Supersonic Travel (2000-2020)
There are five difficulty levels with "Glider" being the easiest and "Supersonic" being the hardest.
- Jumbo Jet
Regions and Cities
There are seven regions in the game. At the start of the game the player selects the home base of their airline. Only major cities (marked with green circle) can be made as a home base or regional hub.
|Region||Major Cities||Other Cities|
|Europe||Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, Moscow||Athens, Barcelona, Compenhagen, Helsinki, Kiev, Manchester, Madrid, Milan, Minsk, Muncih, Nice, Oslo, Rostov, Stockholm, Vienna, Zurich|
|Africa||Cairo, Tunis||A. Ababa (Addis Ababa), Algiers, Lagos, Nairobi, Tripoli|
|Middle East||Baghdad, New Delhi, Tehran||Bombay, Calcutta, Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent,|
|Southeast Asia||Bangkok, Beijing, Manila, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo||Cebu, Fukuoka, Guam, Khabarovsk, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Saipan, Sapporo, Shanghai, Taipei|
|Oceania||Auckland, Perth, Sydney||Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Nandi, Noumea, Papeete|
|North America||Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles (L.A.), New York, Washington DC (Washington), Vancouver||Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Miami, Philladelphia (Philly), Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto|
|South America||Havana, Mexico City, Sao Paulo||B. Aires (Buenos Aires), Kingston, Lima, Rio de Ganeiro (Rio), Santiago|
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