Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies for iPad and Desktop

A few months ago Sid Meier and 2K Publishing brought Ace Patrol to the iPad and made a name for themselves with turn based aerial combat. It seemed like a strange gameplay style at the time, but the game was free to try and affordable to purchase the extended content.

And I did just that. I purchased all the campaigns and really enjoy this style of game. In an odd way it’s casual combat so you can take a few turns as time permits, put the game away and come right back to where you left off. The intrusions of modern life won’t interrupt your domination of the skies – it may simply put them on hold from time to time.

The success of Ace Patrol has lead to Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies. It’s not an expansion pack per se, but a completely new game with new planes, characters and a slew of new missions – 180 according to 2K.

Whereas Ace Patrol took place over the land and behind enemy lines, Pacific Skies takes us out to sea to defend the Navy and the coastline. The graphics and gameplay will be very familiar, but you have a whole new setting. And unlike the original Ace Patrol, Pacific Skies is a single purchase price of $4.99. Not a Freemium title and no in-app purchases. Hurray!!! A game that you buy once and play. I’m glad to see it!

The iPad version is available in iTunes and the Desktop version is available at Steam. I’ve played Ace Patrol on both systems and plenty of fun either way.

At $5 this is some high quality entertainment and it’s nice to see a quality game offered at a price everyone can afford.

Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies for iPad
Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies for Destkop

image

Other articles of interest:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments
  • Simple wildcard searches for pattern matching (2)
    • Don Pedro: For that scenario it seems .contains would be your choice. For example, variable.contains(‘amazo n.com’) to see if the url had amazon.com. In that case, www.amazon.com, forum.amazon.com, retail.amazon.com would all...
    • Jony: Hi, How can I use a wild card to assert a URL is the one I want. I just want to verify the domain ==expected but not anything after it. Tried * but not working and only works when I have full URL.
  • Create a Dynamic Object at Runtime (2)
    • Saish: How to add shadow root parent to this runtime object..
    • Jeremy Brien: I appreciate this! I saw this post on LinkedIn this morning and was able to find a use case for it! I found that defining my xpath with an iterable variable allows me to loop through and capture text from tables created...
  • Output status messages and test information by writing to the Log File Viewer in Katalon Studio (2)
    • Don Pedro: That would be things like: log.logWarning(‘The import date listed on the site is: ‘ + importDate) log.logWarning(‘The value from the site is: ‘ + salesFigure) log.logWarning(‘Filter Results for ‘ +...
    • Prashant Pednekar: Thanks for the informative article but can we also put some variable values to make it more exciting.
  • Setting up a repeatable Search Method in Katalon Studio (1)
    • RJ: Thanks a lot! This is very helpful 🙂
  • Filling forms with random numbers in Katalon Studio (3)
    • Patrick Clough: We created a handy random string generator custom keyword. The method takes in a string for the type of string you want, and an integer for the length. Looks like this: static String RANDOM_ALPHANUM =...
    • Don Pedro: randomNumber is the variable that holds the result of generating a new random number. Depending on how things work on your site, you might need to convert the number to a String before it’s recognized correctly....
    • Seth: When you are setting up randomNumber is this a new keyword or a new variable? I am trying to randomly generate unique socials and can’t seem to connect my generator to my Set Text.
  • Working with Dates and Date Formatting in Katalon Studio (5)
    • Ann: THANK YOU ! That worked perfectly !
    • Don Pedro: import groovy.time.TimeCategory currentDate = new Date() println currentDate use( TimeCategory ) { after30Mins = currentDate + 30.minutes } println after30Mins https://stackoverflow.com/ques tions/21166927/incrementing...
    • ricky julianto nugroho: hay can u gave me an example for plus a hour in the time ? example : now is 15 pm i want to print 16 in the text thank you
  • Boostnote for Code Snippets (1)
    • Manual: Hi Don, Regarding the code snippets and examples that you have created. Is there any GitHub repo or something that can be shared? Thanks
  • Using TypeIt4Me with Katalon Studio (3)
    • Manual: That’s great thanks for sharing.