The sixth game in the Ace Combat series and the first one to be released on portable consoles (Game Boy Advance), having a different genre, and being made by a different developer (The American-based Human Soft). You fly as "Ace" in what appears to be a prequel to Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere. Released in 2005.
Tropes found in the game
- A.K.A.-47: All of the planes are fictional variants of real ones.
- Genre Shift: A 2D top down shooter with free map movement ala Desert Fighter or Strike Series.
- Foregone Conclusion: Advance has you trying to protect the remaining independent republics from corporate takeover, but it's pretty clear in Electrosphere that it ended up happening anyway.