Spitfire Ace

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Spitfire Ace
Spitfire Ace cover.jpg
Designer(s)Sid Meier[1]
Programmer(s)Atari 8-bit
Sid Meier
Commodore 64
Ron G. Verovsky[2]
R. Donald Awalt
Platform(s)Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, IBM PC
Release1982: Atari
1984: C64, IBM PC
Genre(s)Combat flight simulator

Spitfire Ace is a combat flight simulator video game created and published by then-newly formed MicroProse. It was one of the first video games designed and programmed by Sid Meier. It was originally developed for Atari 8-bit family (1982) and ported to the Commodore 64 (1984) and IBM PC compatibles (as a self-booting disk, 1984). The game followed on the heel's of Meier's Hellcat Ace, also from 1982 for the Atari 8-bit computers.


The game puts the player in the pilot's seat during World War II. The player defends London during The Blitz while flying the Supermarine Spitfire.[3] The game offers 15 different scenarios that include France, Malta and D-Day.


Softline in 1984 called Spitfire Ace and Hellcat Ace's graphics "extremely simple".[4] Computer Gaming World in 1993 stated that the game "has been severely wrinkled by age".[5]


  1. ^ Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ Spitfire Ace at Lemon 64
  3. ^ "Spitfire Ace for Atari 8-bit (1982) - MobyGames". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ Bradbury, James (Jan–Feb 1984). "Spitfire Ace and Hellcat Ace". Softline. pp. 51–52. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  5. ^ Brooks, M. Evan (October 1993). "Brooks' Book Of Wargames: 1900-1950, R-Z". Computer Gaming World. pp. 144–148. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

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