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Hellcats Over the Pacific is an early 1990's air combat simulator for the Macintosh platform. It features the World War II era Grumman F6F Hellcat in both land and carrier-based missions around the Solomon Islands. Combat scenarios include air-air, air-ground and air-sea missions with both guns and bombs. The player's objectives are to achieve the rank of Captain and collect awards for accomplishing the eight included missions.

Hellcats, programmed by Eric Parker of Parsoft, uses special graphics routines that only redraw parts of the screen that change from frame to frame for better performance. A landmark achievement on the Mac platform, it offers fast 3D polygonal color graphics and a detailed flight model for its day.


Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Enroute to target - notice the cluster of radar contacts.
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Bogey trailing smoke - he won't last much longer!
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Drone damaged and smoking.
Hellcats Over the Pacific Macintosh Uh oh - looks like they got your carrier!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hellcats Over the Pacific: World War II Flight Simulator" -- Tag-lined title

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One of the best flight sims of its era Maury Markowitz (248) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jul, 1993 9.5 out of 10 95


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SiliconClassics (866) added Hellcats Over the Pacific (Macintosh) on Jul 10, 2007