Ace of Aces on the Atari 7800
Upon launching the game a menu screen with options to either practice or partake in a proper mission is shown.
If the player decides to do the practice mode, they can choose whether to do dog fight training or a U-boat or train bombing. When playing the practice mode, the enemies are less aggressive. There are five different view options — the cockpit, both left and right wings, the navigational map and the bomb bay — which can be accessed by using the keyboard or by double-tapping the fire button and moving the joystick to the desired direction.
When in missions, the player controls an RAF Mosquito which is already airborne, mitigating the necessity of takeoff. When starting a mission, the player chooses what supplies they wish to bring, but the more the player brings the lower the maximum speed of the plane. At the end of missions, landing is not required and points are awarded according to how many enemies are shot down, along with the amount of unused fuel, bombs, and missiles.
When missions are completed, the player can choose to combine two or more of the other missions to produce a mashup
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