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Description

Fly as an American or Japanese pilot in one of 4 operations in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. This simulation can also qualify as educational software because the manual features tons of historical information. Twelve aircraft (including variants) and about 20 types of ships are represented. First of the Lucasfilm/Lawrence Holland WWII air combat trilogy.

Screenshots

Battlehawks 1942 Amiga Luckily a rescue plane discovered my raft.
Battlehawks 1942 Amiga Title screen
Battlehawks 1942 Amiga You can fly 16 missions for the USN or the IJN.
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Title screen (CGA)

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User Reviews

The game that defined all future WWII air combat simulators DOS Raphael (1159)
If you enjoy WWII you want this flight combat sim. DOS gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1989 935 out of 1000 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 930 out of 1000 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) DOS May, 1989 75 out of 100 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Amiga May, 1989 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 79 out of 100 21

Forums

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Lucasfilm Flight Sim Group 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (45679)
Mar 23, 2012

Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) – Action Game of the Year

Contributed to by POMAH (38309), Raphael (1159) and Terok Nor (22570)