Bullethell Games Like Aero Fighters That You Need To Play

Discover the best flying games like Aero Fighters, a classic retro arcade and SNES arcade flying game, below. 




Aero Fighters, which was called Sonic Wings in Japan, is a vertical scrolling shooter made by video game developer Video System and released in 1992. As a classic arcade game it has retained a cult following which still sees a lot of interest in the game today.

Two seuqels to Aero Fighters were released, on PS and on N64 (the latter being a 3D flying game).

Aero Fighters contains eight levels and once these have been completed an additional four levels are opened up. There are specific team and player endings and after the second playthrough each pilot gives a speech.

Aero Fighters is a classic arcade style flying game that takes place in vertical scrolling screens. It is a favorite game among fans of retro flying games, and due to legendary status still sees a lot of discussion even today, 12 years after its release.




Games Like Aero Fighters



Nano Assault Neo is fairly typical shoot em up affair, but it takes an interesting theme. You go up again the Nanstray virus, which is threatening to eliminate humanity. To do that you pilot a capsule through body cells that are attacking the body. The game features 4 clusters each with 4 levels. You play progressively, unlocking one level at a time. There are tokens to collect that allow for upgrades like weapons and shields, and there are also online leaderboards, and  a local multiplayer.

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Afterburner is one of the most awesome arcade games of all time. If you’re anything like me you’ll remember being a kid and feeling like Tom Cruise in Top Gun as you tore your way through pixelated sky blowing the crap out of enemy fighter planes. You may have even heard “highway to the Dangerzone” in your head while you played. That’s because Afterburner is such a cool arcade flying game that you’ll bee putting on aviators and feeling like Tom Cruise while you play.

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