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For the past 50 years, only the courageous veteran pilots of World War II knew the real risks of fighting the legendary Pacific air wars.

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“Great graphics; optional tactical control of carrier battle; lovely details. Demanding hardware requirements for high graphic settings; thin sound effects. A great simulation that both novice and veteran PC pilots can enjoy.” - 95 – PC Gamer

“If you've got a DX2 or better and fancy a fun, but ultimately short lived game that falls halfway between flight sim and blaster, then go for Pacific Strike. For anyone else - real flight sim buffs in particular - 1942: The Pacific Air War is a must.” - 93 – PC Gamer UK


They were desperate, daring and deadly!

For the past 50 years, only the courageous veteran pilots of World War II knew the real risks of fighting the legendary Pacific air wars.

Now it's your turn!

Strap yourself into the cockpit of 1942, The Pacific Air War and you'll experience the ultimate simulation of daring air combat over the South Pacific. Taking on the same challenges faced by WWII aviators, you'll tangle with the enemy in some of the most heroic battles ever fought. You'll chase down Wildcats, Corsairs, and Zeros through relentless gunfire. You'll pick apart enemy forces by dropping torpedoes, and you'll perform gravity-twisting dive-bomb attacks that will leave you glued to the back of your cockpit!

The outcome of each engagement turns upon your actions. Your task force is depending on you. It's a battle between the devil and the deep blue sea in 1942, The Pacific Air War!

Key Features:

  • Fly for either the U.S. or Japanese Navy. Choose from ten historically-accurate aircraft, each with authentic cockpit and flight characteristics!

  • Whose side are you on? Decide for yourself by taking full command of either U.S. or Japanese forces!

  • Sharpen your skills with varying difficulty options!

  • To be where the action is, hop into the cockpit of any one of the planes in your flight.

  • Heart-stopping bomb runs will push your skills and your courage to the absolute brink!

  • Experience the same field of view as the actual aircraft pilots with an innovative new virtual cockpit!

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Publisher:
Retroism
Developer:
MicroProse Software, Inc
Genres:
Mac, Linux
Source:
Retroism
Released:
Saturday, January 1, 1994
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Languages:
English
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Minimum Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound

Mac:

  • OS: OS X Leopard 10.7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound

Linux:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Too old to be enjoyable nowadays

It's very old classic game and sadly it does not offer a lot of replay value nowadays. It also wasn't given enough attention for it's rerelease to justify a purchase. Basically the game runs in a DOSBox, without any fix, without any options like moders resolution and because of that is not fun to play at all if you even own a widescreen. Game playwise it's an interesting idea - you have strategy elements where you plan actions and then you jump into 3d simulation. Visually it looks old - you will see a shape that may look like a plane if you use your imaginations and almost only 2 colors - blue for sky and green for land and that's basically it in Simulation mode. It also plays weird for nowadays standards, controls respond with noticeable lag and doesn't feel like any flight sim you know nowadays. All in all - I can recommend this game only to people who want to touch a little bit of gaming history. If you're looking for fun you better try other titles.

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