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Aero Fighters 2

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Released: 1995

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Neo Geo CD

Publisher: Video System

Developer: Video System

Submitted by: Hagen Dragmire

Aero Fighters 2 for the NeoGeo CD is a very solid top/down shooter and has quickly earned itself a spot near the top of my favorites list in the genre. Not only is the action intense and the power-ups plentiful, but you have a choice of 8 different pilots to choose from. This gives the game a bit of variety that other older games in the genre lack.

There are 10 levels to plow your way though and it is an all around enjoyable experience. While at times the shots flying around the screen can get a little intense, skilled players shouldn't have much of an issue. One gripe that I have is that you have an arcade style of continuing. This means that there is an unlimited amount of continues no matter how many times you die. At least in the final level you restart at the beginning each time you die. After you beat the game, it does a classic Ghosts 'n Goblins style repeat of the game's levels on a higher difficulty.

The console port of Aero Fighters 2 is a near flawless rendition of the classic arcade shoot 'em up arcade game. Aside from the long loading time, (which is a common theme for NeoCD games) you will be hard pressed to find any differences between the 2 versions. The controls are tight and the shot is near perfect for a non-turbo shoot 'em up. Instead of a single shot each time you press the button, you get a 3 shot burst which helps you sustain a steady rate of fire without having to press the button a million miles an hour. If you actually own a NeoGeo CD system, then you are already a fan of shoot 'em ups and fighting games. Aero Fighters 2, just like every shoot 'em up for the system is a must own.

Aero Fighters 2

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Released: 1994

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Neo Geo

Publisher: Video System

Developer: Video System

Submitted by: aaran marbell

Aero Fighters 2 is a vertically-scrolling shooter in the same vein as 1942 and similar games. It supports up to two players and has 8 different aircraft to choose from, each equipped with unique primary and secondary weapons. Power-ups upgrade the look, power, size and shape of the shots. Bombs activate a special power that usually wipes off the enemies on the screen. The game has  10 stages (Japan, Brazil, Atlantic, U.S.A., France, Australia, Himalayas, Mexico, Hawaii and Space), all of them with a boss battle. Same as the usual bunch of shooters, but enjoyable. i like it but saying that ill play any shoot-em-up.