Ace Combat © 1995 NAMCO, Ltd.
Another perfect conversion of a coin-op called "Air Combat 22". Ace Combat on PSX extends the gameplay of Namco's arcade original, providing a lone pilot with a dozen high-performance planes to choose between, each with its own flight characteristics and weaponry.
Then there are 17 linked missions that provide a clear sense of development. Unlike more serious flight simulators, PSX's Ace Combat offers straightforward, accessible controls that allow the game's addictive and ultra-playable nature to shine through. It's all here: air-to-air combat, and air-to-ground combat. The action is enhanced by a head-up display, realistic controls, damage reports, a variety of viewpoints and an incredibly realistic 3-D world.
Game ID: SLPS-00061
Ace Combat was released on June 30, 1995 in Japan.
When Air Combat 22 was converted to PlayStation, A Japanese independant developer (nowadays calles SystemSoft) had already a game called Air Combat on the NEC PC-98 system. So, Namco decided to change the name to 'Ace Combat'.
[JP] "Ace Combat [Model SLPS-91005]" (1996)
[US] "Air Combat [Model SLUS-00001]"
[EU] "Air Combat [Model SCES-00007]"
Producer: Kazumi Mizuno (Bill)
Planning: Masanori Kato (Priest), Asahi Higashiyama (Sunrise), Takuya Iwasaki (ppe)
Game Visual: Ryo Kinoshita (Final), Koichiro Maeda (Illusion), Kenji Hanma (belle), Isshin Yabuki (116663), Masato Kanno (AERO), Hideki Saitoh (280ps), Yoshihiro Takahashi (MUCCHY), Naoko Asano (PSY)
Emblem Design: Masato Kanno (AERO)
Movie Visual: Shigenori Kanai (Crystal)
Precision Model: Takao Ito, Yasuhiro Babata
Program: Eiichi Saita (Drop), Noboru Yamato (Devil), Toshiyuki Koike (Empire), Sei Tsukada (Knight), Dai Matsumoto
Sound: Nobuhide Isayama (satsuki), Masako Ogami (rose)
Package: Katsushi Obi
Manual: Katsushi Obi
Voice Cast: Daniel Dresner, Jeffery Morehouse, Kimberly Aylward
Guitar: Kazutaka Fujimoto
Planning: Takashi Iwase, Jun Omura, Hisaharu Tago
Program: Takashi Goto, Katsuya Tokuyama, Minoru Nagahori
Graphic: Nobuyuki Nakajima, Takako Ito, Junko Mizutani, Akihiko Ishikawa
Sound: Hiroyuki Kawada, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Keiichi Okabe