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DescriptionChuck 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- Aircraft: F-4 Phantom II
- Aircraft: F-86 Sabre
- Aircraft: Focke-Wulf Fw 190
- Aircraft: MiG-15 Fagot
- Aircraft: MiG-21 Fishbed
- Aircraft: P-51 Mustang
- EA Chuck Yeager Flight series
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Historical conflict: Korean War
- Historical conflict: Vietnam War
- Setting: Korean
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||DOS||Nov, 1991||90|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Aug, 1991||900 out of 1000||90|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Jun, 1991||10.4 out of 12||87|
|High Score||Macintosh||Jan, 1994||4 out of 5||80|
|PC-Spiele '92||DOS||1991||8 out of 10||80|
|Play Time||DOS||Sep, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|Power Play||DOS||Aug, 1991||74 out of 100||74|
|Power Play||Macintosh||Jan, 1994||74 out of 100||74|
|Secret Service / New S Service||DOS||Jan, 1994||60 out of 100||60|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Macintosh||Jan, 1994||Unscored||Unscored|
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Cancelled Amiga versionThe 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 versionA 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.
SpeechThe 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"
"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.
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue).- #35 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Related Web Sites
- Bikeman's Hangar (Utility site--has utility to enable the second joystick. Also has some flight tips.)
- Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Contests (Has rules for three contests, which are a way to compare skills with other pilots.)
- Electronic Arts Tech Support FAQ for CYAC (Has list of command-line options, some fixes, etc.)
DOS Credits (21 people)
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