Title screen Ghost Pilots is a vertically-scrolling shooter for the Neo Geo MVS arcade hardware and AES home system. The game takes place in a stylized World War II battlefield, where two ace pilots fight against entire armies.
Ghost Pilots follows the exploits of two allied pilots, Tom Phillips and Charlie Stingley. Tom is an experienced combat pilot, currently flying freelance for the Ghost Team; he says little, but is very dedicated. Charlie is a member of an acrobatic flying team. His ability in a dogfight is said to be superior to Tom's, but he has little combat experience. Charlie is cheerful and enthusiastic.
The story begins as a mysterious Nazi leader has begun to attack the allies by ground and by air. Despite the overpowering odds, Tom and Charlie set out to counterattack the Nazis.