DescriptionDynamix/Sierra's answer to the Lawrence Holland Air Combat Trilogy. This game includes an incredible amount of aircraft and ships. In contrast to BattleHawks 1942, this game features ground attack missions and land-based aircraft in addition to anti-shipping strikes and carrier-based aircraft. You can fly for the US Navy, Army Air Force, Marines or Japanese Navy and Air Force.
You can fly in single missions (dogfighting, fighting famous aces, escorting bombers, etc.), or fly a career spanning major battles or the entire war. The game also offers several realism options including blackouts, weather effects, sun blind spot, no collisions, etc.
US aircraft featured: F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F, F4U, SBD, SB2C, TBD, TBF, P38F, P38J, P39D, P40E, P47D, P51D, B17D, B17E, B24J, B25D, B25J, B29A.
Japanese aircraft featured: A6M2, A6M3, A6M5 Zero, D3A Val, D4Y Suisei, B5N Kate, B6N Tenzan, Ki27 Nate, Ki43 Oscar, Ki61 Hien, Ki45 Toryu, Ki84 Hayate, Ki100, Ki21 Sally.
Part of the Following Groups
- Aces of the Pacific series
- Aircraft: A6M Zero
- Aircraft: Aichi D3A
- Aircraft: F4F Wildcat
- Aircraft: F4U Corsair
- Aircraft: F6F Hellcat
- Aircraft: P-38 Lightning
- Aircraft: P-40 Warhawk
- Aircraft: P-51 Mustang
- Aircraft: SBD Dauntless
- Aircraft: TBF Avenger
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Great War Planes series
- Historical conflict: World War II
- Setting: Australian / Oceanian
|It is the best||ewan anderson (4)||unrated|
|AOTP leaves a lot to be desired.||Raphael (1160)|
|If you're looking for an "arcade-like" sim, this one will do||Spectre (120)|
The Press Says
|Power Play||Jun, 1992||86 out of 100||86|
|Play Time||Sep, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Joker||Apr, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Player (Germany)||Mar, 1995||83 out of 100||83|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Jul, 1992||10 out of 12||83|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Sep, 1993||80|
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SalesAccording to the magazine Retro Gamer, the game sold about 350.000 copies.
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #47 on the 150 Best Games of All Time list
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #58 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
- PC Games (Germany)
- Issue 01/1993– #3 Best Simulation in 1992
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1993 – Best Simulation in 1992