ACE The Game
You may have heard of ACE on other systems like the C64 or the Spectrum. But these were later releases as it was first released for the C16 and later there was a dedicated Plus4 version.
ACE: Air Combat Emulator is a first-person air combat simulator. All of your comrades have been shot down, leaving you the last fighter pilot to defeat multiple waves of enemy fighters hurtling towards you. They will try to evade you to reach their target. You are the last hope you must destroy the enemy. Beware though as once provoked to enemy will attack you.
At the start of the game you can select your skill level. In the game you have rockets to fire the black ones are normal and the yellow ones are heat seeking. The rockets will replenish themselves automatically depending on what level you are on. To fire them it’s as simple as lining the enemy up in your sites and pressing fire.
Your engines power or thrust, the more thrust you use the faster you’ll fly but you’ll also burn more fuel. If the fuel meter is red then you are at critical level and your fuel is only replenished every 1000 point scored. If you fly slower than 100 knots you will stall your plane.
You can roll and pitch your fighter. The roll indicates your banking angle for turning, which can be very useful when in combat. The pitch indicates your degree of climb or dive.
There is a radar displayed on screen, blips determine enemy aircraft. The arrows indicate the relative altitude, climb, dive or bank to position the enemy in front of you and wait for visual contact to engage the enemy.
ACE C16 Screenshot