Friday, October 29, 2010


 Real Games - Aero Fighters

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. 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 controls consist of shoot and bomb.  That's pretty standard for a vertical shooter though, so no complaints here.

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.
The graphics in this game are a mixture of good and bad.  The various weapons you shoot are pretty awesome, and some of the enemy designs look good, but everything else is lame.  Everything about this game appears to be half-assed.

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.


The Angry Vegetarian said... [Reply]

Finally a game I remember playing! Although it's been so long I can't really say anything useful to go along with your own review. I do remember playing two player with a friend, so that was cool. I like playing two player games (with the second player actually playing). Makes me feel like I have friends.

Astra said... [Reply]

i never played this game, but great review

Erroneous Maximus said... [Reply]

wonderful review and I dig the rating system :)

ModerneFusion said... [Reply]

Silly Asians and cute stuff xD too bad they eat them too.

MacPCharmony said... [Reply]

cool, thanks for the update!

Swift Love said... [Reply]

lol at silly Asians

Mr. Bloggity said... [Reply]

cool game!

JC said... [Reply]

I remember this game!!

MrD said... [Reply]

Ive never heard of this man I missed out

s.c. said... [Reply]

"2 loli pilots" hahaha

Never heard of this one. It's too bad, cause I used to love the old school vertical shooters

dzikrk said... [Reply]

Lool it nice!

Anonymous said... [Reply]

games yadidi?1

Galwarrior said... [Reply]

Nice one

Banks said... [Reply]

hot asian ftw

NePsuj said... [Reply]

nice bunny :D

xaltruismx said... [Reply]

I don't remember this game, but I hate it when the developers themselves do a shitty work, specially on the endings. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ACHIEVEMENT!

Ben Dover said... [Reply]

lol. what's with the lazy endings :D

Paul said... [Reply]

oh wow i freaking loved that game.

Dex said... [Reply]

I played this game when I was a kid, definately an underrated classic

rancour said... [Reply]

i always was halfway decent at these games...anyway bummer it was so lackluster

Come At Me Bro said... [Reply]

This is great!

My internet explortion said... [Reply]

This game looks really good I really want to play it now lmao

Easy said... [Reply]

Looks alright! Nice post

Gansita said... [Reply]

Not bad, I played this game a couple of years in a row, lol

Alejo said... [Reply]

The super bunny character does sound awesome, though.

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