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Description

Formerly known as Rocket Racing, Aero Racer is a single-player top-down arcade-like futuristic speed racer entailing a competition between colored neon rocket ships.

The defining challenge of the game lies in controlling the momentum of the racing craft by using rear jet-boosters to grind and thrust off track boundaries, resulting in increased acceleration. Unlike other contemporary racing games, there are no weapons or damage meters; players must maintain a single minded effort to beat opponents to the finishing line.

Players can enjoy the following four different game modes:
  • Campaign: success in races, challenges, and trials enables players to progress through increasingly difficult tiers.
  • Grand Prix: a set of interconnected races.
  • Quick Race: instant pick-up and play mode.
  • Party Mode: players take turns to compete in single-player challenges.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rocket Racing" -- Initial PS3/PSP title
  • "Halfbrick Rocket Racing!" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "AR" -- Official abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames PSP Mar 28, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
TotalPlayStation PSP Mar 18, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Gamer UK PSP Mar 15, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Mar 26, 2010 7 out of 10 70
TheSixthAxis PSP Mar 15, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gamer Limit PSP Mar 26, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN PSP Apr 02, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

Title change

After the initial PSN release as Rocket Racing the game was re-released as Aero Racer because of copyright issues. Users were required to delete the game and re-download it with the new name. The visuals were also improved along with the new version.
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