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Name P.T.O. Pacific Theater of Operations
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1993
Developer KOEI Co., Ltd.
Genre Simulation

P.T.O.: Pacific Theater of Operations is an ambitious strategy game developed by Koei for the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) game console released in 1994. The game combines turn-based and real-time elements with a dynamic campaign system, aiming to recreate various battles from World War II as realistically as possible. P.T.O.: Pacific Theater of Operations is set during the World War II naval campaigns in the wake of Pearl Harbor: players take command of either Japan's Imperial Navy or America's U.S. fleet in a quest to shape the outcome of historic conflicts across the Pacific theater, ranging from those at Midway Island to those in the Okinawan region.

The game mechanics are largely based on risk-reward decisions that sports gamers must make as they plan out their strategied decisions over a period of highly varied turns. Players can perform three main tasks during each turn: build ships at docks, supply troops with resources and move fleets around different parts of the ocean; all these are tracked and measured on player’s map interface where icons indicating different ship types and colored markers for fleets in continuous flux show up at regular intervals giving players visual feedback about their progress relative to other nations vying for control over territory within and outside their respective strategic areas.

Task forces are composed by arranging vessels into groups known as fleets, allowing them to move around on a strategic map more efficiently and engaging hostiles better from combinations that have been devised tactically by players themselves – such as combining cutters, submarines, boats transportable planes depending on mission requirements – leading many special rules related to specific kind vehicles regarding movement points required or number of allowed weapons carried onboard affecting how successful individual fleets become when addressing particular missions since day/night sequence plus weather conditions play an important role dictating field results too when two forces collide head-on while navigating unforeseen perils during miscellaneous island destinations across high seas scenarios populated by destroyer escorts, battleships along with all sort carrier units created both historically accurate combined ones affiliated major warring parties waging war all over vast ocean spans represented here accurately from standpoint geographical accuracy mirrored after actual operations simultaneously taken place tiny little specified zones off coast which according user’s manual could even cause incidental skirmishes between neutral factions attempting avoid any hostile action towards US forces less outright hostilities engage Japanese outfits trying capture original home islands goal simulation maintain reality approximate possible without focusing too heavily complex details battling actually took place distant shores one did during REAL WW II ultimately changing face global conflict forever due advancements technology tactics available human disposal determined do whatever needs done win come what may total victory allied powers !

Genesis - Mega Drive Simulation games