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| Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game|
MicroProse games, Flight simulators, Other games
1942: The Pacific Air War is a DOS-based combat flight simulation developed and released by MicroProse in 1994. It is based on the U.S. and Japanese Pacific War conflict from 1942 to 1945. The popularity of this game influenced the creation of European Air War, a sequel.
Tommo Inc. purchased the rights to this game and digitally publishes it through its Retroism brand in 2015.
This simulation features aerial combat, ground attack, and naval engagements in the Pacific Theater of Operations. The game can be played as a flight simulator or a wargame. A player can fight a single battle in mission mode or follow the war in tour of duty mode.
In tour of duty mode, a player manages his fleets and air bases on a strategic campaign map. When aircraft engages in battle, the player can jump into the cockpit of any aircraft in combat.
The game also features a fairly advanced recording and editing tool allowing the player to film a mission after its completion. The player can use any number of cameras and place them anywhere in the scene. Also the timeline can be scrubbed back and forth and edits can be customised.
1942: The Pacific Air War Wikipedia