Free Adventure Game for Windows 8: Aces Of The Luftwaffe

Aces Of The Luftwaffe is a free adventure game for Windows 8 and 8.1 which allows you to be a fighter pilot who has to control the plane and shoot the incoming planes down. The game is designed in a classic 16bit gameplay style which brings back the nostalgia of the Nintendo 64 series of game consoles. Yet, it has an interestingly modern feel to it even though it has that classic sort of a graphical interface. When the game is launched, you need to select the pilot, the battle, and finally the mission, upon which you will be taken to the gameplay screen. Here, your plane will be at the left side and the bullets fire automatically, with all you having to do is to dodge the bullets of the incoming fighter jets by moving around and collecting pickups.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe is available for free from the Games section in the App Store.

Main features of the game:

Here, I have split the main features of the game under several sub headings with screenshots attached.

The main screen: When you launch the game, you will see the main screen of the game resembling the below screenshot.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe main screen

As you can see, here you will have to select the battle. Initially, only the battle of Britain is unlocked. Other battles can be unlocked by completing the missions in the Battle Of Britain and collecting required number of coins which you can then use to unlock the other levels. Once the level is selected, you will be taken to the pilot selection screen.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe pilot selection

And finally, you will be taken to the mission selection screen.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe mission selection

Once a mission has been clicked on, you will be brought to the gameplay screen, which we talk about in the next section.

The Gameplay Screen: Once a mission has been selected the actual gameplay of the game will begin. Once started, the first thing that you will see on your screen is the controls information. The controls are relatively easy to follow and are pretty much self explanatory. You can see these in the screenshot attached.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe controls

You can click anywhere on the controls screen to bypass it and head into the gameplay.

Aces Of The Luftwaffe gameplay

As you can see, you have a brown fighter plane which fires bullets automatically. The game can be paused via the Esc. key at any time, and the plane can be controlled via the arrow keys or the WASD keys. Throughout the game you will encounter certain gun and coin pickups which will effect your plane for the better. This pretty much sums the gameplay of the game.

Post Mission Screen: A mission is said to be completed when your plane crashes or you succeed to make it through the level without any crashes. If your plane crashes, here is what you will see –

Aces Of The Luftwaffe mission failed

And if you win, you will be shown your rewards. This concludes the main features of Aces Of The Luftwaffe.

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Aces Of The Luftwaffe is a pretty nice game which brings back a serious kick of nostalgia like an energy drink with nostalgia as its main ingredient! The game reminds you of the good old days when Nintendo 64s and TV Video Games were the cool thing by offering you graphics which seem to be taken straight back from the 90s. Yet, the game has a very modern feel to it! I simply love it!!

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