of the more interesting Raiden-style rip-offs I've encountered during
my travels, this is certainly an interesting find (if you can find
it!). It certainly took me a while to find!
what can I say about the first Aerofighters that hasn't been said
about the Neo-Geo Sonic
Wings 2 and 3? Well not much, considering this is inferior
to the Geo versions (not surprising, considering this is on the
SNES, and is the first)...
is an interesting game to play, and is pretty enjoyable once you
get into it. There are four ships to select from the start, including
a ninja-type dude piloting an FS-X (which strangely enough fires
shuriken and kunai at the enemies), and some robot guy with some
strange weapons...The powerup system is pretty cool though. For
the first two powerups you collect, your weapon will be boosted
(unsurprisingly), but once you collect a third, your firing system
will go into overdrive and fire upgraded shots for a limited time,
and can be sustained by picking up more powerups while in this mode.
Also, there's the complimentary smartbomb weapon, which changes
depending on the character chosen - ninja-guy has one hell of a
charge laser, and robo-man has a rebounding shrapnel bomb.
than that, the game's fairly uninteresting - levels are sparse,
it is pretty standard stuff. Good for half-hour's worth of gaming,
but that's pretty much it.