It grows on you.
Difficulty, it's tough but not cheap.
It's extremely slow starting. At the beginning of the game, you get the feeling everything is moving in slow motion. The sense of speed and thrill takes a while to build that dosen't show up until later levels.
The Bottom Line
Aerial Assault is good shooter that tries hard to mix elements of shooting and bombing. Like most games in this category, multiple power ups are available to give you better speed, bombs and primary weapons. It's like playing Thunderforce III lite. The enemies and bosses don't present much of a challenge until the final boss. It's not until then that the challenge actually presents itself and it seems like it takes forever to get there. The game is not difficult to complete on the EASY setting, but ramping it up to the harder settings makes the end boss a bit more difficult to put down. Overall, this is a good game but in beginning it takes a lot of patience to sit through.