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Wing Arms (SEGA Saturn)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
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Overall User Score (4 votes) 3.6

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Shin Force
Wing Arms is indeed a much welcomed genre done almost to perfection. It's probably good enough to convert a few people over to flight games, too. Excellent gameplay and free roaming flight combine to make a worthy addition to your Saturn library.
Consoles Plus
Une bonne simulation, qui aurait cependant pu être plus belle et plus technique.
Ich kann Wing Arms eigentlich nur jedem Saturn Besitzer ans Herz legen. Trotz des Alters hat dieser Titel nichts von seinem Reiz verloren, zumal es in diesem Genre selbst heute praktisch kaum bessere Alternativen auf den Next-Gen Konsolen gibt. Wer jetzt noch hadert sollte sich zudem darüber im klaren sein, daß der Titel im Gegensatz zu einigen anderen Saturn Perlen mittlerweile für richtig wenig Geld über Ebay & co zu beziehen ist. Wer da nicht zuschlägt, ist wirklich selber Schuld!
Ultimate Gamer Magazine
Despite the game's straightforwardness, Wing Arms is actually quite difficult. The first level alone will aggravate the hell out of you when you get down to just a couple of planes left for you to destroy. But, the relentlessness of the game and the ease of the controls will keep you hooked . Wing Arms is a refreshing shooter that, like Afterburner and other games of it's ilk, will have you dreaming of the Zero Hour for many night to come.
GamePro (US)
Aerial combat fanatics may find the action uneven, but for fighter aircraft aficionados, this air force will look awesome. Wing Arms flies.
Defunct Games
Wing Arms plays and looks like a spiritual predecessor to Ace Combat; from the huge end level targets to the arcade-like unrealism to the great graphics in the air (and crappy graphics on the ground). It's these similarities that will have you asking why you don't just pick up the newest Ace Combat game. It's probably the best World War II-era 3D aircraft game on consoles, but that's a list as long as Verne Troyer is tall. Unless you're an aircraft freak (and have played everything to death) you are probably best off picking up something new.
Game Players
There's a lot of folks who seem to want to believe that Wing Arms is the Saturn's answer to Warhawk. Strictly speaking, that ain't so and you could even argue that comparing them isn't fair - however, that doesn't mean we can't go right ahead and do it anyway. As it works out, Wing Arms isn't nearly as good, although it comes out OK on it's own terms.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Wing Arms is a cool arcade sim that gives players a choice of seven different old wartime aircrafts that must be used to complete various missions. The graphics and sound do a good job at adding to the realism. The different views are a nice touch and help in various combat situations. The only drawback is that no matter which plane you choose, they all control the same. Overall, with the many different aircraft and missions, Wing Arms is a good arcade sim.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
In Wing Arms you get to dogfight! None of this check your speed and watch the altimeter crap. Dodge, swerve and dive; a true flying ace shouldn't have to worry about something trivial as realism. If you want to just have some intense fun, this is the flying game for you.
Video Games
Man merkt doch zu deutlich, daß die Entwickler angesichts des Konkurrenzproduktes auf der Playstation, unter enormem Leistungs- und Zeitdruck gestanden haben müssen. Alles, was man in Wing Arms vorgesetzt bekommt, kennen wir irgendwie aus Namcos Air Combat - nur mit dem Unterschied, daß die Stages hier nicht sehr einfallsreich sind. Die Missionen zwei und sechs (das ist die allerletzte Endstage!), wo Ihr eine schwimmende Festung erstürmen müßt, sind identisch, bei Nummer drei hat man lediglich eine andere Umgebung dazugetexturt. Anders als bei Namcos Automatenumsetzung, könnt Ihr hier jedoch ein Polygon-bebildertes Flugzeug-Lexikon anklicken, wo die Daten Eurer sieben Flugzeuge und sogar die aller feindlichen Maschinen aufgeführt sind. Aber das tröstet auch nicht darüber hinweg, daß man die sechs Missionen in knapp 40 Minuten durchzocken kann, ohne einen der insgesamt zwei Continues zu verbraten (Maschine: Mitsubishi Zero Fighter).
Game Revolution
Unfortunately, Sega couldn't decide who their target audience for this game was. If you don't give a hoot about the obvious reality problems and just want a game where you fly around and shoot things up, Wing Arms may be perfect for you, but you might be annoyed by 'expert' mode. On the other hand, if you're a WWII buff, you wouldn't think there was enough realism. Either way, Wing Arms is an okay attempt, but definitely needs more work.