0 to Z of Playstation 1 Games is a blog looking at the various titles released on the console, looking at what the games are, the gameplay and story, as well as how the game was critically received and the current availability of the game. As well as other projects such as Modern Game Weekly and Gone But not Forgotten.
Aces of the Air is a flight
simupslation/combat game released on the Playstation 1 on the 11th
November 2002 exclusively in Japan and North America the game was developed and
published by Agetec, the game allows the player to take a variety of vintage
planes, with dog fighting and ground combat.
The games missions involve
destroying enemies aircraft and ground bases, when a mission is completed the
player will earn a new plane which will be added to the players hanger, each
plane has their own individual stats based on acceleration, top speed, turning
circle, durability and weapons equipment, players can also customize the
No over arching story just
individual missions with set specific task like destroy enemy planes or bomb
enemy bases and according to the few reviews of the game I have found there are
only around 10 missions in total.
Moving away from the ranking
aggregators Videochums.com awarded the game a lowly 3.6/10 with their review
concluding with Aces of the Air will turn gamers' faces to despair with its
awful controls and brief pointless campaign. However, if the idea of dropping
bombs while listening to orchestral music intrigues you, you may get a few
kicks out of this retro flight combat sim.
Moving over to the user
reviews on GameFAQs with a total of 17 user reviews averaging out at 2.44 out 5
with the majority of users rating the game 3/5 with with a rating of 1.5/5 the
next highest rating
Reviews for Aces of the Air
were far from positive with the game having a 28% rating on Gamerankings.com
with a review high for the game coming from PSX Nation who awarded the game
46/100, while Official Playstation Magazine only awarded the game a 0.5/5 which
equates to a 10% score.
This is the part of 0 to Z where
is visit five online retailers and see what the availability of the title is,
and what price you would be looking at if you wanted to pick this title up, the
sites that I will be using for this are Amazon.com, eStarland.com, retrogames.co.uk
and Gamedude.com I know the last one is very location specific but from a
podcast I listen to and I have heard
they have a huge stock of older games, I will also be including Ebay.com as
So lets get down to business with Gamedude
if you are looking to trade in your copy of the game then Gamedude will give
you $3 for your copy of the game. If you are looking to buy a copy of the game
from Gamedude then you will be looking at an $8 outlay for a copy of the game.
No surprise Retrogames.co.uk do
not stock this North America and Japan only release so we quickly move on to
eStarland.com who have three options available for this game the first is the
disc only which will set you back $3.58, a complete used copy of the game will
set you back $6.50, while a new copy of the game is on sale for $9.95 which
converts to £7.66 in the UK, €8.44 in the Euro region and 638.11
Moving on to Amazon.com the game
has plenty of copies on sale with prices as low as 23 cents however adding in
shipping the minimum you will be looking at is $4 for an acceptable copy of the
game, a very good quality copy of the game can be picked up for around $4.50, a
like new copy can also be picked up for around $9.50.
New copies of the game are
plentiful as well with a new copy on Amazon being able to be picked up for
around $9 with prices maxing out at around the $25 mark, heading to Ebay.com
and like Amazon there is a plentiful supply of copies on sale, no new copies
however, with prices ranging from $2.99 up to a maximum of $11.95