AIR WARRIOR was ambitiously released as the world's first online multiplayer, multiplatform combat simulator for Amiga, Macintosh, Atari ST and PC in 1988. The first physical retail release of the game was made on floppy disk in 1990 and basically served as a starter pack for the online multiplayer version. Specifically, it was intended for use with a modem (at least 1200 baud, but preferably 2400 or 9600 baud or faster) to dial-up dedicated online multiplayer services that existed in various countries in the 1980s/90s (e.g. GEnie, Delphi, CRIS, AOL, CompuServe, Earthlink, Gamestorm and Compulink in the USA; On-Line Entertainment, CompuServe and Connect Online in the UK; OzEmail in Australia).
Unfortunately, these services ceased long ago in the late 1990s and online multiplayer gameplay is no longer possible. The game, however, can be played offline from CD, but only solo flights are possible and much of the graphical detail witnessed in online multiplayer combat is absent.
 Game features analogue-digital joystick/mouse/keyboard control and support for low-res (standard/interlace modes), medium resolution & hires picture screens and artwork views.