Aces High is an online multiplayer game built primarily around a flight
simulator using airplanes from World War 2. The game includes
ships and tanks, but the air war is the primary focus.
Because of the nature of the game, the learning curve
can be pretty steep for new players. The purpose of this
is to help you learn the basics of the game. We will show you
to choose your airplane, get into the air, and find a fight.
of the action takes place in the Open Melee arena, so that will be the
focus of this guide. The maps used
in the Melee Arena are 250 miles across, or more. There
are three teams: Bishops, Knights, and Rooks. The
is divided among these three teams. The players on
get together and fight the
players on the other teams.
this is a
flying game, you will need a joystick. If you don't have
joystick, you can try the game out using your mouse, but you will get
best results using a joystick. Once you decide
you like the game, you will need a good joystick and a headset with a
microphone (so you
talk to other players on the “radio”).
There are several arenas you can play for free, others
require a subscription. For a
subscription account, the cost is $14.95 per month, charged to a
credit card (Texas residents add 7.25% sales tax).
needs some special consideration.You
need controls to duplicate the stick, the throttle, and the rudder
need to buy three separate items
(although some people do), there are joysticks that have all three
good example is the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro.
The joystick has a throttle, and the handle twists from side to side to
control the rudder.
Note: We are not endorsing this joystick, just using it as an
On the other hand, you can start with an inexpensive joystick
that doesn't have a twist handle or throttle, just use the equal sign
and minus keys on the keyboard for the throttle.