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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) DOS Feb, 1989 928 out of 1000 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Mar, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST 1989 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS 1989 74 out of 100 74
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jun, 1989 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 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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Lucasfilm Flight Sim Group 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (61060)
Mar 23, 2012



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

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