Spitfire Ace

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Spitfire Ace is a combat flight simulator video game created and published by then-newly created MicroProse for several 1980s home computer systems. It was one of the first video games designed and programmed by Sid Meier. It was developed for Atari 400/800 (1982), Commodore 64 (1984) and DOS (as a booter, 1984). The Atari version was written by Meier and the game was ported to DOS 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 called Spitfire Ace and Hellcat Ace's graphics "extremely simple".[4]


  1. ^ Spitfire Ace PC-Booter credits
  2. ^ Spitfire Ace Commodore 64 credits at MobyGames
  3. ^ MobyGames description
  4. ^ Bradbury, James (Jan–Feb 1984). "Spitfire Ace and Hellcat Ace". Softline. pp. 51–52. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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