Aaero – Star Fox Alternative
In the past, I posted a 5 part series on Star Fox Alternatives in the form of movies, anime, and TV, to get your Star Fox fix in the absence of new games. But you know, there are actual games that you could be playing that can, in one way or another, inspire that feeling of Star Fox games in your heart. Nothing will quite replace the original, but these might give you something to play in the meantime. Of course, you know about the fangame Star Fox: Event Horizon, and the recently posted development of the indie title EX Zodiac, but what about games that are finished and playable NOW? Well, in the coming weeks, I'll be providing some possibilities for you to explore.
Today's entry in the Star Fox Alternative category is Aaero, an indie rhythm-based shooter released for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year (and also available on Steam). Featuring gorgeous low-poly style graphics, an intense soundtrack, and tight controls, the game looks interesting and challenging. The gameplay involves a lot of precision movement to match beats, as well ask shooting down enemies in time with the music for bonus damage. The boss fights are well-integrated into the levels. You'll spend about half your time doing tricky dodging and maneuvers, and the other half focused on fighting enemies and defending yourself from incoming shots. Check out the in-depth review from SwitchUp.
Oh, and they're working on Aaero 2 as well.
I will forever shill for Strike Vector EX – Starfox cranked up to 11.
Lol, as if the rail shooter was the main reason everyone loved Star Fox.