MonacoX is a lot of things, but above all it is small. For American minds, used to large scales, it is hard to believe a country of 1.95 sq km (0.75 sq mi) can exist. The population is around 30.000 (yes, that makes it very crowed).
The average airport is a lot larger, that gives you some idea of the scale. To make matters worse, the available land is extremely steep, about as high as wide. But it is independent and a full member of the United Nations. It deserved its place in FSX as it did in FS2004.
It is rare that an add-on for Flight Simulator adds a whole country (not COVER a whole country but actually ADDING the country to the FSX GOTO airport list) but we managed with this amazing product. Monaco, the second smallest country on the globe is done in amazing detail. And indeed, Monaco is smaller than some airports and it does not have an airport, but is has a very nice heliport that is one of the busiest of the all the heliports. Every hour several choppers fly to and from Nice airport to pick up the few people who can afford a house in the nicer parts of the city. We included a mission (with full sound file) that lets you fly this round trip.
Aerosoft MonacoX, is a full remake of the previous FS2004 version and it uses many of the new exiting features of this simulator. Clearly for a niche market, as there is no way to even land a Super Cub in Monaco, but if you like helicopters or float aircraft you will find this a very exiting scenery. With the manual and the included charts you are able to fly the complex route to Nice Airport. Or you could take the short trip between the heliport (in stunning detail) and the Lady Moura, one of the top ten biggest private ships ever built, which also has a large helideck. The night effects are also stunning, and because Monaco is perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean and the lights and streets go up the mountains, the first time you fly a night approach to LNMC heliport is a very strange feeling, but a stunning sight for sure.
System requirements for FSX:
- Monaco/Fontvielle Heliport (LNMC ) in high detail
- Helideck on the Lady Moira, one of the biggest yachts in the world
- Good attention to framerates (but it IS dense and complex scenery)
- Sound effects added
- Animated seagulls over the harbor
- Much ship traffic all around
- Great attention to night effects
- Manual in French and English, with charts
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
2.0 GHz processor (Dual Core CPU highly recommended)
1 GB RAM internal memory (2 GB recommended)
128 MB graphic card (256 MB highly recommended)
Installations-Size: 110 MB