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Aaero Review

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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Aaero is a rhythm game where you control a spacecraft with on stick and target with the other. At times it's like flying an X-Wing on a trench run while at others it's like soaring high and free targetting enemies in a Starfox game. It's an on-rails shooting challenge that combines flying with combat. Each level is shaped by the music that accompanies it, with geographical elements, enemies and obstacles mirroring the notes and sounds.

Play involves avoiding collisions with your craft while tracing the beams of light or targetting strings of enemies. While you use the left analogue stick to grind your ship against the ribbons of light you absorb energy to use in your attacks. It has the feel of a 90's computer demo as tunnel-like environments speed left and right to try and trip you up.

As you progress the game adds new obstacles and traps to avoid. You encounter strange mechanical beasts that can be taken down by locking on and shooting. It's a game that looks simple but offers considerable challenge and skill to perfect. Players who click with the game find themselves in a state of flow moving from one moment to the next in time with the music.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 11/04/2017, updated in 2018

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Rhythm and Shooting

Accessibility: 10 features

Developer: Mad Fellows Games (@MadFellowsGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase additional levels and songs. Aaero: Complete Edition, a version with DLC and other add-ons was released for the Nintendo Switch.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Rating

10-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

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