Can you survive An Unholy Return: The 31 Games of Halloween?
- DAILY REVIEWS -
Aero the Acrobat (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Despite my lukewarm reviews, I have nothing against the Aero the Acro-bat franchise. This is a perfectly acceptable 2D platformer. Ultimately I didn't have that much fun going from level to level. It's not a bad game, but I say pass and wait for Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel. Rating: 40%
Aero the Acrobat (Virtual Console)
«
Aero the Acrobat (Virtual Console) Aero the Acrobat (Virtual Console) Aero the Acrobat (Virtual Console)
  • Review Score:

  • C-
What Is It? It's the sequel to the 1993 Super NES and Genesis "hit" Aero the Acro-bat. Released just one year after the first game, Aero 2 offers the same basic gameplay and level progression. That's a good thing if you like jumping challenges, but bad if you're the kind of person that fears falling to your doom. Even with only a year to turn this around, Iguana managed to create a worthwhile follow-up that is faster, better looking and better in every way. From the spooky levels to the improved narrative, Aero 2 comes out swinging. But is it enough to recommend this wannabe mascot?

Does It Still Hold Up? Aero is a game about difficult platforming puzzles, and it's good to see the jumping controls tightened. Even if this is a no-frills mascot game, the level designs are good and the basic premise holds up well. It's a little corny at times, but Aero the Acro-bat 2 delivers the goods.

Is It Worth The Money? Despite my lukewarm reviews, I have nothing against the Aero the Acro-bat franchise. This is a perfectly acceptable 2D platformer. As a mascot game it's not in the same league as Mario or Sonic, but I definitely see the potential in the big top antics. But as dependable as this game is, it often felt like it was simply going through the motions. Ultimately I didn't have that much fun going from level to level. It's not a bad game, but I say pass and wait for Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel.
comments powered by Disqus