Ultimate Air Combat

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a game by Activision
Genre: Simulation
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 5.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Flying Games, Ultimate Games
Ultimate Air Combat
Ultimate Air Combat
Ultimate Air Combat
Ultimate Air Combat

Ultimate Air Combat, also known as Aces: Iron Eagle III in Japan, is a semi-realistic combat flight simulator developed and published by Activision for the NES. The game has comparatively good graphics for the console, but differs from the games of the similar kind by having both a cockpit view and an isometric view throughout the missions.

The game story starts when the White House sets an emergency meeting, where they uncover the information that the military authoritarian Don Gwano is using the high revenue from his large oil exports to finance and support his great army and navy. He has already begun to attack the neighboring countries. The President's military advisers have agreed that the urgent measures are ought to be taken. They proposed not a full-scale invasion but a tactic of rapid lightning strikes to take out specific systems that are very important to Don Gwano's militaristic regime. The player of this video game takes on the role of the military top pilot to carry out these attacks.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

You've got a pair of RayBan Aviators, you still make your friends call you May, and every time you pull out of the driveway you have Kenny Loggin's 'Danger Zone' blaring on your stereo. You need some serious psychological help. But if you must continue your life of self-deception, Namco is going to help. Air Combat 22 is a game that is created utilizing ing texture-mapped polygon graphics on a 45 inch, rear-projection TV. The authentic cockpit comes complete with back-lit instrumentation panel, throttle and a control stick (you have to bring your own personalized Maverick helmet). The incredible sound effects and audio blare into your ears as you fight it out with the computer.

Pilots can select from four levels of difficulty 2 Cadet levels, Top Gun (of course), and Dog Fight. Pilots must defeat enemy fighters within the time limit using Immelman and Split-S maneuvers, banked turns, and a full arsenal of bullets and missiles. The game time is extended for each enemy knocked out of the sky. When the pilot' s plane takes a hit it loses control temporarily, making it tougher to extend time. Total freedom of movement allows pilots to fly over a wide variety of terrain. Pilots must accomplish a plethora of mini-missions to advance to the next stage.

The pilot gets a choice of three different kind of fighter planes, for variety. And as you advance through the game there will be mid-air refueling, anti-aircraft carrier attacks, landing on an aircraft carrier, air-to-air combat, and air-to-ground combat. Right from the huge screen and authentic cockpit to the intense missions and beautiful graphics, Air Combat 22 is a screaming good time and worth every quarter.

Take off into the wild blue yonder in your state-of-the-art jet fighter, as the enemy has invaded and you must protect the skies. Track the bogies on your radar and lock on to them for a kill.

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