Hellcats: Missions at Leyte Gulf is the sequel to Hellcats Over The Pacific (HotP). You are a naval pilot of the F6F "Hellcat" in one of the best early 3D rendered open-world flight simulators. After this project, Graphic Simulations used the same base code to make the next generation flight simulator F/A-18 Hornet.
There are 8 new missions in the Leyte Gulf (Phillipines) theater. New added features included the use of rockets and torpedos. We encounter a brand new enemy aircraft, the Ki-84 "Frank" (first encountered in Mission X), a far superior adversary than the Mitsubishi Ay6M "Zero" in HotP. In addition, new allied aircraft make appearances, including the Lockheed P-38 "Lightning."
This game is good for hours of fun and although the graphics/rendering look dated by today's standards, it still has an impressive look and gameplay for its time.
If you meet the misfortune of crashing, getting captured, or being dishonorably discharged, never fear - use the "Leyte Rescue" program to resurrect your pilot. (Makes modifications to the "Hellcats preferences" file, which can also be done in ResEdit.)
Hellcats_Leyte_Gulf.SIT (866.85 KiB / 887.66 KB)
hellcats-leyte-rescue.hqx (4.02 KiB / 4.12 KB)
/ BinHex'd, use Stuffit Expander
Leyte_Manual.pdf (2.57 MiB / 2.69 MB)
Leyte_Map.pdf (884.41 KiB / 905.63 KB)
Leyte_Package.pdf (746.99 KiB / 764.92 KB)
FaQ-and-Strategy-Guide.txt (73.91 KiB / 75.68 KB)
hacks.txt (606 Bytes)
Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II