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Battlehawks 1942 (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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.


Battlehawks 1942 DOS Briefing
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Exploding Zero - closer
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Smoking (damaged) Zero
Battlehawks 1942 DOS Japanese destroyer in flames

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User Reviews

The game that defined all future WWII air combat simulators Raphael (1160) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
If you enjoy WWII you want this flight combat sim. gametrader (229) unrated

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 928 out of 1000 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1989 75 out of 100 75
Power Play 1989 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 71 out of 100 71


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

Raphael (1160) added Battlehawks 1942 (DOS) on Aug 19, 1999
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