Ace of aces is a flight simulator set in World War 2 and it focusses on action instead of simulation. At the start of the game you can select to go on a training or a real mission. The training can be dogfighting, an U-boat run or attacking a train while a mission will usually involve a combination while you are flying towards your actual goal. On the missions you can outfit your plane with several types of weapons as you see fit but remember to stock up on the correct ones or it will be difficult to complete. Unlike many other games you haven’t got unlimited machinegun ammo so don’t go blasting away. Each mission is standalone and there is no career mode or something similar.

The controls are rather sluggish, true I have no idea how a real plane would feel but when you push the stick it takes ages before the plane reacts and moves in that direction. This could be because you’re flying a bomber type plane so it could be by design but I can’t say for sure. The graphics are pretty bad even for a game it’s age, the scenery is almost non excistent and in the bombing runs the screen flashes in a weird way and you basically can’t see anything. This game kinda reminds me of the train escape from Normandy, a game from Accolade that is also set in world war 2 but that game is far better. I can’t say that I like this game and unless you have some sentimental feelings about it I doubt you’ll get much out of it.

Overal rating: 4/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for several different systems here are some notes:

Amstrad CPC Released in 1987.
This is about the same as the ZX version.
Atari 7800 Released in 1988.
Compareable to the C64 version.
C64 Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
DOS Released in 1987.
Game has been tested but not completed on a 286 PC.
SMS / Sega Master System Released in 1990.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1987.
Graphically this is the best but it can’t really save the game.
Date added Jan-09-2005 15:16
Name Ace of aces
Developer Artech digital
Publisher U.S. Gold
First released 1986
Genre Simulation