Dynamix/Sierra’s answer to the Lawrence Holland Air Combat Trilogy. This game includes an incredible amount of aircraft and ships. In contrast to BattleHawks 1942, this game features ground attack missions and land-based aircraft in addition to anti-shipping strikes and carrier-based aircraft. You can fly for the US Navy, Army Air Force, Marines or Japanese Navy and Air Force. Play Aces of the Pacific online!
Aces of the Pacific game description
You can fly in single missions (dogfighting, fighting famous aces, escorting bombers, etc.), or fly a career spanning major battles or the entire war. The game also offers several realism options including blackouts, weather effects, sun blind spot, no collisions, etc.
US aircraft featured: F4F-3, F4F-4, F6F, F4U, SBD, SB2C, TBD, TBF, P38F, P38J, P39D, P40E, P47D, P51D, B17D, B17E, B24J, B25D, B25J, B29A.
Japanese aircraft featured: A6M2, A6M3, A6M5 Zero, D3A Val, D4Y Suisei, B5N Kate, B6N Tenzan, Ki27 Nate, Ki43 Oscar, Ki61 Hien, Ki45 Toryu, Ki84 Hayate, Ki100, Ki21 Sally.
In Aces of the Pacific the player can chose from among five branches of the military:
- Imperial Japanese Army (IJA)
- Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN)
- United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
- United States Navy (USN)
- United States Marine Corps Aviation (USMCA)
Playing as members of the IJN or USN would allow for take-offs and landings from aircraft carriers.
The game features a large number of fighters, fighter-bombers, dive bombers, and torpedo bombers for the player to fly either in a single mission or a career.
Depending on the type of aircraft selected there were a number of possible missions to take:
- Combat Air Patrol (CAP)
- Bomber escort
- Bomber interception
- Fighter Scramble
- Dive Bombing (Airfields, ground positions, ships)
- Torpedo Bombing
There were also a number of historical missions included in the game. These missions could be selected from the main menu but they would also come up in career mode. Some historical missions were playable from both sides of the war such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Players could play a a Japanese dive bomber or as one of the few members of the USAAF that took to the sky to fight off the attack. Other historical missions are unique to select squadrons such as squadron VT-8 and its role in the Battle of Midway.
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