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|Developer(s)||Jane's Combat Simulations|
|Designer(s)||Michael J. McDonald|
|Artist(s)||Max D. Remington III|
|Series||Jane's Combat Simulations|
|Genre(s)||Combat flight simulator|
Jane's F/A-18 is one of the final study flight simulators by Electronic Arts under Jane's Combat Simulations brand, the sequel to the highly successful Jane's F-15. Jane's F/A-18 was released in 1999; it simulates the F/A-18E Super Hornet and carrier-based aviation in a fictional campaign around the Kola Peninsula during a Russian civil war. It comes with a mission builder as well as a campaign builder. Fans have created content such as new cockpits, enhanced graphics, new aircraft, vehicles, and also the Persian Gulf area ported from Jane's F-15 as the games shared the same graphics engine.
In the United States, F/A-18 sold 115,599 copies and earned $3.46 million during the year 2000.
Jane's F/A-18 was a finalist for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' 1999 "Simulation Game of the Year" award, which ultimately went to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000. The editors of Computer Gaming World likewise nominated F/A-18 as the best simulation game of 2000, although it lost to Comanche vs. Hokum. The editors of Computer Games Magazine also nominated F/A-18 for their 2000 "Simulation of the Year" award.
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- Staff (February 8, 2001). "Computer Games Magazine announces nominees for annual best in computer gaming awards". Computer Games Magazine. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005.
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