Also available on Neo Geo AES and Neo Geo CD
Aero Fighers 2 is, in most ways, a fairly run-of-the-mill vertical shump. You're a plane, you fly around a shoot hundreds if not thousands of enemies, and you explode really easily. Truthfully, there isn't an ENORMOUS amount to say about this game. It controls very well (as is expected of an SNK made game), and levels are diverse enough to keep you interested. Where it really shines from a gameplay perspective (even if not particularly setting it apart from the crowd) is the multiplayer. Like most arcade games, you can do two-player cooperative gameplay, and it works brilliantly. Not a lot of slowdown, and the your characters' dialogue changes somewhat to resemble conversation between levels.
Now the area in which the game DOES stand out is the character selection. Obviously, you're mostly just going to see your chose airplane, but the characters have a lot of personality. You have some really bizarre character choices like a baby, a sapient dolphin, and various other entertaining but not nearly as out-there characters. Even if you only see still images between levels, there's something awesome about knowing that you're a baby flying a fighter jet killing hundreds of bad guys.
My Rating - 4 Neps
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