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* AllThereInTheManual: More like "All There In The Remake", but the foreign country Usea attempts to sign a peace treaty with is later confirmed to be the Osean Federation, and the Z.O.E. AI fighters are also confirmed to have been created by North Osea Gründer Industries, with Z.O.E. being an acronym for "Zone of Endless". The other nation the Rebels attempt fire their ICBM at from Fortress Intolerance is also confirmed to be the Union of Yuktobanian Republics.

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* AllThereInTheManual: More like "All There In The Remake", but the foreign country Usea attempts to sign a peace treaty with is which was later confirmed to be the Osean Federation, and the Z.O.E. AI fighters are also confirmed to have been created by North Osea Gründer Industries, with Z.O.E. being an acronym for "Zone of Endless". The other nation the Rebels attempt fire their ICBM at from Fortress Intolerance is was also confirmed to be the Union of Yuktobanian Republics.


Received a [[VideoGameRemake remake known as]] VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy, [[MarketBasedTitle known in Japan as 3D Cross Rumble]], in 2011.

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Received a [[VideoGameRemake remake known as]] VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy, remake]] in 2011, ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy'', [[MarketBasedTitle known in Japan Japan]] as 3D ''3D Cross Rumble]], in 2011.Rumble''.



* AllThereInTheManual: More like "All There In The Remake" but the foreign country Usea attempts to sign a peace treaty with is later confirmed to be the Osean Federation, and the Z.O.E. AI fighters are also confirmed to have been created by North Osea Gründer Industries, with Z.O.E. being an acronym for "Zone of Endless". The other nation the Rebels attempt fire their ICMB at from Fortress Intolerance is also confirmed to be the Union of Yuktobanian Republics.

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* AllThereInTheManual: More like "All There In The Remake" Remake", but the foreign country Usea attempts to sign a peace treaty with is later confirmed to be the Osean Federation, and the Z.O.E. AI fighters are also confirmed to have been created by North Osea Gründer Industries, with Z.O.E. being an acronym for "Zone of Endless". The other nation the Rebels attempt fire their ICMB ICBM at from Fortress Intolerance is also confirmed to be the Union of Yuktobanian Republics.



* NonStandardGameOver: In the late-game, [[spoiler:failing to to stop a MIRV from hitting the city of St. Ark results in a unique cutscene and mission failure.]]

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* NonStandardGameOver: In the late-game, [[spoiler:failing to to stop a MIRV from hitting the city of St. Ark results in a unique cutscene and mission failure.]]



* ShoutOut: The cast of enemy Names Aces the player encounters are named after various grindhouse and genre films:

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* ShoutOut: The cast of named enemy Names Aces aces the player encounters are named after various grindhouse and genre films:



** Another squadron of aces are named after ''[[Film/DeathRace2000 Death Race 2000]]''.
** The very first ace encountered in the game is named after ''[[Film/SuperFly Super Fly]]''.

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** Another squadron of aces are named after ''[[Film/DeathRace2000 Death Race 2000]]''.
''Film/DeathRace2000''.
** The very first ace encountered in the game is named after ''[[Film/SuperFly Super Fly]]''.''Film/{{Superfly}}''.



** On a meta level, several of the games tracks do not line up with the missions which they are named for. For example, the songs "Bear Tracks" and "Rising High" do not play over those missions in-game.

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** On a meta level, several of the games tracks do not line up with the missions which they are named for. For example, the songs "Bear Tracks" and "Rising High" do not play over those the missions they share their names with in-game.

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** On a meta level, several of the games tracks do not line up with the missions which they are named for. For example, the songs "Bear Tracks" and "Rising High" do not play over those missions in-game.


** Another is named "[[Film/Ricochet Ricochet]]".

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** Another is named "[[Film/Ricochet Ricochet]]"."{{Film/Ricochet}}".

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** Another is named "[[Film/Ricochet Ricochet]]".
** A trio of aces that appear in one mission are named "Dao", "Jian" and "Xiao", referring to the 1994 Hong Kong wuxia film ''Dāo Jiàn Xiào'' (also known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Swordsmen The Three Swordsmen]]'').


* AllThereInTheManual: More like "All There In The Remake" but the foreign country Usea attempts to sign a peace treaty with is later confirmed to be the Osean Federation, and the Z.O.E. AI fighters are also confirmed to have been created by North Osea Gründer Industries, with Z.O.E. being an acronym for "Zone of Endless". The other nation the Rebels attempt fire their ICMB at from Fortress Intolerance is also confirmed to be the Union of Yuktobanian Republics.



* CurbStompBattle: The TrueFinalBoss of the game, the ADF-01 FALKEN flown by the Z.O.E. Commander only takes two missiles to bring down, same as every other enemy fighter in the game. This lends itself to a rather underwhelming final duel compared to later games in the franchise.



* NonStandardGameOver: In the late-game, [[spoiler:failing to to stop a MIRV from hitting the city of North Point results in a unique cutscene and mission failure.]]

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* NonStandardGameOver: In the late-game, [[spoiler:failing to to stop a MIRV from hitting the city of North Point St. Ark results in a unique cutscene and mission failure.]]



* ShoutOut:

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* ShoutOut:ShoutOut: The cast of enemy Names Aces the player encounters are named after various grindhouse and genre films:


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** Another squadron of aces are named after ''[[Film/DeathRace2000 Death Race 2000]]''.
** The very first ace encountered in the game is named after ''[[Film/SuperFly Super Fly]]''.



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* ArrangeMode: The Extra Mode is unlocked after completing the game once, and has a mostly-different plane roster from the base game.


Received a [[VideoGameRemake remake known as]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy]], [[MarketBasedTitle known in Japan as 3D Cross Rumble]], in 2011.

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Received a [[VideoGameRemake remake known as]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy]], VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy, [[MarketBasedTitle known in Japan as 3D Cross Rumble]], in 2011.

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Received a [[VideoGameRemake remake known as]] [[VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy]], [[MarketBasedTitle known in Japan as 3D Cross Rumble]], in 2011.


* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: InUniverse. ''Ace Combat 2'' had the series' first two superfighters, the ADF-01 FALKEN and the XFA-27. Neither were noticeably important to the plot at all: the XFA-27 would unceremoniously become available for purchase after a certain mission in an Extra mode playthrough, and the FALKEN was an optional boss who only appeared if you shot down the other four Z.O.E. planes across the campaign to unlock the way to the true final mission and was only set apart from any other enemy by the ability to launch missiles backwards.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: InUniverse. ''Ace Combat 2'' had the series' first two superfighters, the ADF-01 FALKEN and the XFA-27. Neither were noticeably important to the plot at all: the XFA-27 would unceremoniously become available for purchase after a certain mission in an Extra mode playthrough, playthrough at the same point the F-22 would be unlocked the first time around, and while the FALKEN was an optional boss who treated as the TrueFinalBoss (with the player only appeared getting the chance to fight him if you they shot down all the other four Z.O.E. planes across the campaign to unlock the way gain access to the true final mission and last two missions), it was ultimately still an optional boss which was only set apart from any other enemy by its extreme aggressiveness (being, like the other Z.O.E. planes, one of the only five in the entire game to actively hunt down the player) and an ability to launch missiles backwards.backwards it rarely actually takes advantage of.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: One of the "bonus" tracks in the OST opens with a section backed by the briefing message from the final mission. For reasons unknown, a part from the end of the message, "go out there and give 'em hell", is changed into "go out there and give 'em all you've got".


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*** Additionally, the group all have a shared pattern for their paint scheme, but differing colors for the individual planes, green, yellow, red and blue - all of which match up to the colors associated with the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' team (this game releasing just a month after ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' did).


* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Subverted with Z.O.E. Squadron, where the Commander and not the General gets to be the FinalBoss with the superfighter. See UsefulNotes/CommonRanks for why this is a subversion.
** Not necessarily. Commander most likely in this case refers to Supreme Commander, which is a title of absolute authority over all combat forces used by some nations. In ''[=AC4=]'', the title of the Erusian dictator is Supreme Commander.


The second game in the ''AceCombat'' series. Released in 1997. You fly as the leader of the Special Tactical Fighter Squadron "Scarface" to thwart a rebellion across the continent of Usea.

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The second game in the ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series. Released in 1997. You fly as the leader of the Special Tactical Fighter Squadron "Scarface" to thwart a rebellion across the continent of Usea.


* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: InUniverse. ''Ace Combat 2'' had the series' first two superfighters, the ADF-01 FALKEN and the XFA-27. Neither were important to the plot at all: the XFA-27 would unceremoniously become available for purchase after a certain mission in an Extra mode playthrough, and the FALKEN was an optional boss who only appeared if you shot down the other four Z.O.E. planes across the campaign and was only set apart from any other enemy by the ability to launch missiles backwards.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: InUniverse. ''Ace Combat 2'' had the series' first two superfighters, the ADF-01 FALKEN and the XFA-27. Neither were noticeably important to the plot at all: the XFA-27 would unceremoniously become available for purchase after a certain mission in an Extra mode playthrough, and the FALKEN was an optional boss who only appeared if you shot down the other four Z.O.E. planes across the campaign to unlock the way to the true final mission and was only set apart from any other enemy by the ability to launch missiles backwards.


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** The semi-fictional F-15S in the game bears a noticeable resemblance to the F-15J Kai+ from the ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'' movie.

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* NonStandardGameOver: In the late-game, [[spoiler:failing to to stop a MIRV from hitting the city of North Point results in a unique cutscene and mission failure.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:Return for a second time for more air to air combat.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Return for a second time for more air to air combat.]]

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