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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.


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User Reviews

The game that defined all future WWII air combat simulators DOS Raphael (1261)
If you enjoy WWII you want this flight combat sim. DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 930 out of 1000 93
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS 1989 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Commodore User Amiga May, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 71 out of 100 71
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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

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