Spitfire Ace

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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 PC (as a booter, 1984). The PC port was by R. Donald Awalt.[1] The Commodore 64 version was ported by Dale Gray and Ron Verovsky.[2]


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. ^ "Spitfire Ace (1984) PC Booter credits - MobyGames". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ Spitfire Ace Commodore 64 credits at MobyGames
  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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