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|System(s): Sega Model 1|
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Wing War (ウイングウォー) is an arcade game developed by Sega AM1. Released in 1994, it was the last game to use Sega Model 1 hardware. In the game, the player controls one of a variety of aircraft spanning from World War I to the present day, and he/she must battle a rival. A version compatible with the R360 cabinet also exists.
A release was planned for the Sega 32X add-on, but was cancelled due to the system's low popularity. It means Wing War is the only Model 1 game not to receive a home port.
Wing War takes advantange of the Model 1 board to present a 3D aircraft fighting game. The player selects on of eight aircraft, competing against the other seven in a tournament.
The game has two modes; "Dogfight", where both vehicles continously travel forwards and take it in turns to try and hit each another (in a similar style to After Burner, albeit with missiles coming from behind) and "Expert", which takes the form of a full 360 air combat game.
While each aircraft is equipped with different weapons, all can gain missiles which can be targeted at opponents, and smoke as a means of defending yourself. The fight finishes either when a craft is blown up, or the time runs out (being similar to fighting games, where the player with the most health at the end is declared the winner).
Wing War plays fast and loose with real world physics in the name of entertainment. Hitting the ground or obstacles merely causes the player to take damage, and despite showcasing many decades-worth of aviation technology, even the oldest planes can withstand heavy firepower before exploding.
After the tournament is complete (which only involves the player winning three matches), they will go up against a UFO over Tokyo (and more specifically an area above and including Sega's then-Japanese headquarters).
|Fokker (Max Von Richtofen)|
|The Fokker Dr.I is piloted by perhaps the closest Sega could get to Manfred von Richthofen, otherwise known as the "Red Baron". "Max" likely comes from the Pour le Mérite (also known as the "Blue Max"), awarded to von Richthofen for his services in World War I.|
|Yak 141 (Irina Romaneva)|
|The Yakovlev Yak-141|
|Harrier (Raymond Bishop)|
|The Hawker Siddeley Harrier.|
|Werewolf (Vladimir Moskvich)|
|The Kamov Ka-50.|
|Apache (Dave Machmahon)|
|The AH-64 Apache.|
|Zero (Hayabusa Tennoji)|
|The Mitsubishi A6M Zero.|
|Mustang (Hue Adams)|
|The P-51 Mustang|
|Lightning (Vanessa Battler)|
|The Lockheed P-38 Lightning.|
- Main article: Wing War/Magazine articles.
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|Model 1, US|
|Model 1, JP|
|Planned release date: 1995|
|System(s): Sega 32X|