Finally, I get to play something other than platformers! And it's a vertical shooter, which are one of my favorite genres. Unfortunately, Aero Fighters is a pretty lackluster addition.
Aero Fighters, also known as Sonic Wings in Japan, doesn't have much of a story. Actually...it doesn't really have a story at all. I don't have any sort of information on what is taking place in this game, other than dodging and shooting. I played through this game twice with different characters in hopes of a plot, but there is none to be found. But who needs a story?
So we start off by picking a country to get a specific jet, or a super powered bunny rabbit after you beat the game, and go straight to blowing shit up. You wont find any long drawn out dialog or fancy cut scenes here.
|Those silly Asians love their bunnies.|
The audio in this game is boring and the sound effects can be heard in just about every vertical shooter in history. Seriously guys, when are we going to get a vertical shooter with Flight of the Valkyries playing? That alone would guarantee the game success.
|Listening to Flight of the Valkyries can make anything enjoyable.|
Speaking of half-assed, the gameplay follows in this trend. After being disappointed by everything this game has to offer, I still managed to have fun. However, that fun was short lived. There is only 8 stages total, and they are all extremely short. I beat this game in under an hour, and aside from the unlocked super bunny character, there is no real reason to play it again.
I really love this type of shooter game, so for me, this game was a major let down. It barely earns 2 loli pilots out of 5. I can only hope the next shooter meets my expectations.
|Here's the ending of the second play through, after I unlocked Rabio and Lepus there. They couldn't even put an effort into the ending.|