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The Ancient Art of War in the Skies (Atari ST)

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Description

After naval combat, the second sequel to The Ancient Art of War is all about aircraft combat in World War I. It is a real-time strategy game in nature, and most of the time is spent on the overhead map. Here players plan their strategy and set the goals and routes for their aircraft. There are various statistics which are affected by the happenings on the battle field, e.g. destroying factories lengthen the time the enemy can get new aircraft. Overall the game features many real and fictional campaigns, as well as an editor to create more, with the winning condition to either destroy the enemy's flight force, his capital city or wearing him out.

When a flight battle or bombing occurs, the game switches to a side-scrolling combat screen. Here players actively participate in the combat; during dog fights the goal is to destroy the enemy and bombings are a matter of releasing the bomb at the right time while avoiding flak fire. Those sequences can be automatically calculated by the computer; then the pilot's skills affect his changes of success.

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The Ancient Art of War in the Skies Atari ST Dog fight!
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies Atari ST Realism options
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies Atari ST Dropping bombs.
The Ancient Art of War in the Skies Atari ST Get ready for training.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Ancient Art of War in the Skies: The Fun World War I Strategy & Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
  • "The Ancient Art of War in the Skies: Strategie & Action des Ersten Weltkrieges in einem neuen Spiel" -- German tag-lined title

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The Press Says

ST Action Sep, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 75 out of 100 75

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theoutrider (492) added The Ancient Art of War in the Skies (Atari ST) on Oct 26, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Warlock (301) and Terok Nor (17862)