Strike Aces

aka: Bomber, Fighter Bomber, Strike Aces: International Bombing Competition
Moby ID: 7118
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Strike Aces is a flight simulator designed to give players a feel for the quick decision-making process that real pilots need to fly. It takes place at the Strategic Air Command Bombing and Navigation Competition, a real-life event that occurs every year at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The best aircrews from around the world and some of the best aircraft come to participate in a series of three missions that are constantly monitored, with points awarded to aircrews in various categories. In the end, the aircrew that has gained the most points receives the Curtis E. LeMay trophy.

In this game, you are the pilot of one of these aircrews with a choice of flying one of six aircraft, and your missions will pit you against any of seven additional enemy aircraft (although you will not get to fly them). To practice flying, you can do a Free Flight; when you're ready to compete, you will get to complete a series of 16 missions. You can also design your own missions, if you like.

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Average score: 70% (based on 17 ratings)

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Bugs

The Commodore 64 version is bugged - seeing another plane in it is a rare occurrence.

Developer's message

The first Amiga disk (from the Activision release) contains the following message from the authors of the game to all potential crackers:

Hello Hacker, before you start ripping into this game please remember that you are destroying the Amiga and the jobs that are associated with it. We've spent over a year on this product and obviously want to make loads of money so if you do crack it (very easily, its THAT easy protection) then don't release it, Thank You.

Development

Because it would slow the game down too much, there is no collision detection on Mount Rushmore, and you can fly straight through it and not crash your plane.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 – #7 Best Simulator Game in 1990 (Atari ST)

Trivia also contributed by B.L. Stryker

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Game added by SAGA_.

Amstrad CPC added by B.L. Stryker. Amiga added by 80. Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: 80, Sciere, Martin Smith, formercontrib, Phill Butcher, Jo ST, ZeTomes.

Game added August 17, 2002. Last modified February 13, 2024.