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A-10 Attack! (Macintosh)

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Description

A-10 Attack! is an air combat flight simulator. The game features the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, affectionately known as the "Warthog," with a very comprehensive and realistic flight model for its day.

In addition to a detailed cockpit and fast 3D polygonal graphics, A-10 Attack! features a map overview where the player can command a small squadron of aircraft including F-16's, F-15's, and C-5 Galaxy transport aircraft. The scenario is a fictional invasion of West Germany by Soviet forces and because of that the actual combat missions take place over Germany (the training missions are set in a desert arena).

A wide variety of weapons are available for air-air and air-ground combat, including Sidewinder, Hellfire, Maverick and HARM missiles and free-fall, laser-guided and cluster bombs. Created by Eric Parker, writer of Hellcats Over the Pacific, the game offered features never previously seen in air combat simulations for the Macintosh.

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A-10 Attack! Macintosh Enemy ships.
A-10 Attack! Macintosh A Lockheed C-5 Galaxy transport about to land.
A-10 Attack! Macintosh External view on the tarmac.
A-10 Attack! Macintosh Fully loaded and ready to atomize some tanks!

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The Press Says

Mac Ledge 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

A-10 Cuba!

Version 1.5 can also play the missions bundled with A-10 Cuba!

Development

Eric Parker originally developed A-10 Attack! on a Silicon Graphics Indigo workstation with a MIPS R4000 CPU. It took him weeks to convert the floating-point math operations to fixed-point for speedy execution on Motorola 68k and Intel x86 machines.

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SiliconClassics (843) added A-10 Attack! (Macintosh) on Jul 12, 2007