1942 The Pacific Air War

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1942 The Pacific Air War Description

1942:Pacific Air War is a combat flight simulation created by MicroProse in 1994.This simulation features aerial combat,ground attack and air to naval engagements in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the Second World War in 1942-45 with the American versus Japanese Forces. This game although an older DOS based title remains popular among flight sim enthusiasts and has spawned a more popular sequel European Air War.

The focus is on the realistic simulation of the ten aircraft, this means for instance that there is no indicator for ammo. The game features several missions which can be either played independently from each other or in two campaigns for the United States or Japan. The goals are mostly to liberate an area, to defend an area or to destroy a specific target.

The special feature of this game is that it also can be played as strategy game. On an overhead map the player gets presented with the position of all aircraft and he can order his troops around. The player can take control over every aircraft he wishes to and switch between both modes instantly. He can also record his performance and cut small movies with different camera angles out of them.

1942 The Pacific Air War - additional information

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"PAW" -- Common abbreviation
"1942太平洋空戰" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
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