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Chuck Yeager's Air Combat (Macintosh)

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Description

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat is a flight combat simulation. Fight over 50 missions with Chuck Yeager's advice on your side. You can use the mission builder to create your own missions if the history-based missions don't offer enough challenge. Replay modes let you fast forward and rewind through a recorded battle, including a 3-D "cube" visualization that helps analyze what happened.

Screenshots

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Macintosh Check six from the P-51D
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Macintosh Shows performance stats before mission to help you plan tactics and strategy
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Macintosh Another out of the plane view called circle that rotates around your plane during flight
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Macintosh Over head map view

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The Press Says

High Score Jan, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Jan, 1994 74 out of 100 74

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Trivia

Cancelled Amiga version

The planned Amiga version was never completed, although Birds of Prey (also from Electronic Arts) did many of the same things on that system the same year.

OEM version

A special edition was bundled with the Gravis UltraSound in 1993. This version featured a whole new soundtrack intended to show off the capabilities of this sound card. The music used custom samples instead of the standard MIDI instrument set.

Speech

The starts with a digitized message from Chuck saying "Welcome to Chuck Yeager's Air Combat". There are other digitized lines by him such as: "Remember, it's the man - not the machine" which are played after a mission and give feedback about the completion and success rate.

But hidden in the game are some other digitized snippets from the actual game designers, such as:

"Welcome to Brent Iverson's Air Combat"

"Welcome to Paul Grace's Air Combat"

"Welcome to Cynthia Hamilton's Air Combat"

"Hi mom!"

"Oh my." (Spoken by Chuck Yeager)

These snippets were found by decompressing the sound library and picking at it. It is unknown if here is a legitimate way to get the sounds to play, however, such as starting up the game on someone's birthday, or a holiday.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue).- #35 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Information also contributed by Fire Convoy, Martin Smith, Olivier Masse and PCGamer77

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SiliconClassics (843) added Chuck Yeager's Air Combat (Macintosh) on Jul 22, 2007
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