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Hellcats Over the Pacific (Macintosh)

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Description

Hellcats Over the Pacific is an early 1990's air combat simulator for the Macintosh platform. It features the World War II era Grumman F6F Hellcat in both land and carrier-based missions around the Solomon Islands. Combat scenarios include air-air, air-ground and air-sea missions with both guns and bombs. The player's objectives are to achieve the rank of Captain and collect awards for accomplishing the eight included missions.

Hellcats, programmed by Eric Parker of Parsoft, uses special graphics routines that only redraw parts of the screen that change from frame to frame for better performance. A landmark achievement on the Mac platform, it offers fast 3D polygonal color graphics and a detailed flight model for its day.

Screenshots

Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Tower view - flyby with landing gear extended.
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Splash one bandit. Friendly ship fires at another one just astern.
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Rear view - a target drone from the "Flight School" mission.
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Departing the aircraft carrier.

Alternate Titles

  • "Hellcats Over the Pacific: World War II Flight Simulator" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

One of the best flight sims of its era Maury Markowitz (226) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Jul, 1993 9.5 out of 10 95

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SiliconClassics (843) added Hellcats Over the Pacific (Macintosh) on Jul 10, 2007