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“If this was 1992, this place would be great!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aviation Xtreme

Aviation Xtreme
Ranked #20 of 36 Fun & Games in Denver
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Aurora, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If this was 1992, this place would be great!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just experienced the Aviation Xtreme flight simulator with my nephew. Instead of spending your money on this, I would recommend buying Microsoft Flight Simulator '98, a Windows XP computer, and a cheap LCD projector and doing it yourself, because that's essentially what you're getting here. If this were the '90s, it might be more acceptable, but in this age of high definition, 3D televisions, this product is embarrassing. They even had trouble getting the preflight, instruction video to play.

Visited October 2012
11 Thank Neal B
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“Really fun for both beginner and advanced gamers!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

This is a perfect example of taking a game to the next level. We found 1/2 price coupons for this activity in Living Social. I am an avid gamer and It sounded interesting so I figured what the heck. There were three of us and only 2 simulators so we had to split up our time into segments. The simulators are really just seats in a mock-up of a plane (complete with throttle, yoke and rudder pedals. There is a curved screen and that makes all the difference (180 degree wrap-around view). You can chose either a mission or dogfighting scenario and if you are with friends - go for the dogfighting. You have a 10 minute video orientation for the controls and then it is off to the simulators. A real minus to this location is the lack of isolation from the retail mall. There is a mall train that keeps roaming the halls and between the gawkers and the train noises, it can be very distracting. Our 1/2 hour session proved to be about the right amount of time as it took at least 10 minutes to figure out the flight controls. At least the flight instructor/coach was there to help us thru the rough spots and assist in the kill shots. We had a great time but it sure would have been nice if they had some way to isolate the simulators from the mall din.

Visited June 2012
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