Ace 2 (video game)
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|Programmer(s)||James Byrne, Nick Fitzsimons, Roger Taylor|
|Artist(s)||James Hartshorn, Damon Redmond|
|Platform(s)||Plus 4, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, DOS|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
Ace 2 (stylized as ACE 2 as acronym for Air Combat Emulator) is a flight simulator video game developed by Cascade Games for various home computers released in 1987, and a sequel to Ace. The player takes the role of a fighter jet pilot on modern day missions in the Middle East. The display shows the plane's instrumentation and cockpit view.
The game received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the game for its new control scheme and introduction of multiplayer, while others criticized it for being oversimplified compared to its predecessor.
Compared to its predecessor, the game is much more simplified in terms of controls and is now largely focused on dogfighting between two enemy jet fighters. While being optimized for two players, it also supports singleplayer play against an AI controlled jet.
Flight controls were simplified to just the joystick and pressing the keyboard to increase or decrease the throttle. A map of the area can be called up at any time, showing the position of the player and the enemy.
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