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Strike Aces

DOS - 1990

Alt names
Strike Aces: International Bombing Competition, Fighter Bomber, Bomber
Year
1990
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Simulation
Theme
Flight
Publisher
Accolade, Inc.
Developer
Vektor Grafix Ltd
Perspective
1st-Person
4.33 / 5 - 3 votes

Description of Strike Aces

To shortly resume Strike Aces (also known as Strike Aces: International Bombing Competition, Fighter Bomber, Bomber), it's about simulation and flight. It was done by Vektor Grafix Ltd in 1990. Feel free to download and try it!

Fighter Bomber (or Strike Aces in the US) is a fun but very challenging "recreational" flight-sim set in a bombing competition inspired by Gen. Curtis LeMay's training events. You can fly 6 of the world's most popular aircrafts including the F4 Phantom, F15E Strike Eagle, F111 Aardvark, Mig 27, RAF and Luftwaffe Tornado, and Saab Viggen. Mid-air refuelling is available, but very difficult. Realism is dubious, but the emphasis is clearly on playability rather than historical accuracy. Handling and control for each plane is distinctive enough to convey the aircraft's peculiarities, without too much detail as to confuse novice players. Graphics in the game is excellent for its time, with many famous US landmarks (e.g. Mount Rushmore) to liven up dogfights. Not that you'll have time to enjoy the view, though-- Fighter Bomber is a *difficult* game: be prepared to get shot down by enemies that sneak up from nowhere, even in the early missions. This makes the game playable only to flight sim experts, although anyone with enough patience will be able to enjoy the great gameplay after getting the hang of the basics.

Overall, this is a nice update of sorts to Accolade's earlier stunt sim Blue Angels, with many more options and good enemy AI. Recommended!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

#13653

Raistlinmolina added this comment on 2014-10-16 :

It was a nice simulator, at the time others were tecnically superior already but the possibility to fly an F-111, a Tornado, a Saab Viggen and and Mig-27 made it unique among the ones available at the time.

It was a great purchase, you won't regret downloading it and giving it a try.

#13579

Spacemonkey_1972 added this comment on 2014-10-11 :

Yeah the hidden files didn't make it... But good news (I hope). I still have my original install disks and the copy we made with a modified port of Rawcopy when I was a freshman at University of Kansas. I loved this game and my friends hated it; generally offering the reason "its too hard," or "Its impossible. I will say that it was one of the most difficult combat flight-sims I have ever played. Going to go see my mother for thanksgiving, and I'm pretty sure Strike Aces is still in her attic with my other 5 1/4 floppies. I have, in that same box, Harpoon 1.0, Jetfighter the adventure, Speedball 2, F16-combat pilot ega, Hitchhiker's Guide, and dig this... I have the first c-64 release of Ultima 1 there too on 5 1/4 single sided for the old 1541 drive. Will grab it all and post it here once I get it home. I think Im going to grab my old pong machine while I'm at it, and my cheech wizard comics. Thanks for reminding me guys; I hadn't even thought about strike aces in so long.

#12699

BicMak added this comment on 2014-08-03 :

The missions where hidden files but they did not copied

#8586

Ivan added this comment on 2013-09-26 :

missions needs the game to be installed from floppy disk drive a or b, how can we make it?

#3062

Pilot added this comment on 2012-02-29 :

download works

#3058

Pilot added this comment on 2012-02-28 :

can't download files

#413

Pytheas added this comment on 2009-03-20 :

The game's missions were hidden-files. Therefore they are not included as they were not copied.

#218

Feyd added this comment on 2008-09-06 :

Good flight simulation, lot of planes and good playability.

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