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Video Games (4 out of 4)

Sowohl die sehr eingĂ€ngige, fast schon Arcade-mĂ€ĂŸige Steuerung als auch das Ă€ußerst akkurat vermittelte Flugverhalten schlagen alle bisher erschienenen Konsolen-Flieger bei weitem. D.h. zwar nicht, daß die Flugzeuge leicht zu lenken sind, aber wenn man sich mit der Steuerung auseinander gesetzt hat, sind eventuelle Fehler nur beim Spieler selbst zu suchen. Das Beste an Aero Dancing ist aber zweifellos die gelungene Grafik, die keinen Vergleich mit High-End-PC-Simulationen scheuen muß. Die Flieger sind unglaublich realistisch gezeichnet und beeindrucken mit vielen Details und tollen Lichteffekten. Einzig die Bodentexturen hĂ€tten etwas detaillierter ausfallen können, was aber im eigentlichen Spiel kaum ins Auge fĂ€llt.

Apr 1999 · Dreamcast

Shin Force (9.5 out of 10)

If you're into flight simulation, then look no further. If you like to dog fight, then get Airforce Delta. There is no shooting, just gorgeous graphics, realistic control and plenty to do, learn, and master. If you've ever wondered how much talent it takes to become a Blue Angel or Thunderbird, then you'll experience some of what it takes with Aero Dancing/AeroWings....

Sep 20th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Game Vortex (90 out of 100)

The principle behind AeroWings is not to maim and destroy, but rather to truly gain a sense of respect for true pilots. AeroWings is designed for those who enjoy the sheer joy of flight. You are taught the basics of takeoff and landing procedures, and are later thrown into the thick of flying with other pilots attempting to hold your position while twisting and turning, in some cases within inches of your counterparts. If you are a true flight sim buff, and really didn’t want to buy a computer for realistic flight simulation, then this is definitely one you have been waiting for.

1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Consoles Plus (85 out of 100)

Un bon jeu dans un genre atypique, mais qui risque d'en rebuter certains.

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Power Unlimited (8.4 out of 10)

Een uitdagende, uitgebreide stunt flightsim met mooie graphics en een goede besturing. Wellicht mis je af en toe het feit dat je niet even een raket of een 'smartbomb' op een gebouwtje kan droppen, maar als serieuze 'nononsense' flightsim is AeroWings absoluut geslaagd.

Feb 2000 · Dreamcast

GamePro (US) (4 out of 5)

Flight jockeys that love games like Pilot Wings will certainly feel at home around Aerowings flight deck, while hardcore flight simmers that are used to all the complicated controls and myriad gear-handling of PC flight games may find the game a little too wussy-ish. The real test is whether or not casual gamers can get through all the training without the severe need to blow something up. If they do, they may find themselves down on the Delta

Nov 24th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

IGN (8 out of 10)

I have always said when talking about Aero Wings, that if you truly dug Pilot Wings, this is a nice slant on that premise. You are however limited to fixed wing craft, and won't have the chance to pilot rocket jetpacks and all that kind of stuff. But if planes are your fascination, you will find tons of gameplay in this title. The controls are very good, even with the Dreamcast analog pad, and the visuals are certainly next generation quality. Casual gamers can fly for fun, while serious minded folks can work their way through tons of missions with progressively harder objectives. I would say that makes for a pretty well balanced game, and that is always a feather in a game developer's cap.

Sep 8th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Games (78 out of 100)

(PAL version)
Alle kampferprobten Air Combat Fans, die sich wieder auf Nachschub freuen, sollten ihre Begeisterung etwas zurĂŒckschrauben - kriegerische Handlungen sucht ihr vergeblich. Aerowings richtet sich an alle Pazifisten und bietet Simulation pur. Die Jets in der Luft zu halten ist ja kein großes Problem, Ă€sthetische Figuren mittels eurer RauchdĂŒse in den Himmel zu schreiben oder sĂ€mtliche Ringe zu durchfliegen allerdings schon. Aerowings erwartet von euch viel Übung und Geduld, belohnt euch dafĂŒr aber mit wunderbaren Grafiken und Replays und einfach dem guten GefĂŒhl, im Free Flight Modus tun zu können, was ihr wollt. Flugfeeling pur!

Sep 1999 · Dreamcast

Gamezilla (78 out of 100)

If you’re always ready to spend an afternoon out watching the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels zoom by overhead then AeroWings is definitely your style of game. The aircraft visuals rival anything I’ve seen and while the game won't appeal to every player, those who want a more genuine flying experience will enjoy the thrill of high speed precision flight provided.

Nov 2nd, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Mega Fun (76 out of 100)

Grafisch ĂŒberrascht dieses Spiel mit einem sehr hohen RealitĂ€tsgrad, der sich in fast fotorealistischen Landstrichen widerspiegelt. Selbst der Brandung am Strand wurden einige Animationen spendiert. Auch das FluggefĂŒhl ĂŒberzeugt sofort. Mit wenigen Handgriffen hat man seinen Jet perfekt unter Kontrolle und fĂŒhrt waghalsige Manöver aus. Zieht ihr das Flugzeug nach einem Sturzflug schnell nach oben, wird euch in der Pilotenperspektive sogar schwarz vor den Augen.

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast

Jeuxvideo.com (15 out of 20)

PlutÎt sympa à jouer, Aero Wings propose une qualité de réalisation remarquable, surtout graphique. Malheureusement, on ne jouera pas trop longtemps... juste le temps de faire le tour des cartes. Il manque un certain dynamisme au jeu pour vraiment plaire au grand public. Mais si vous avez la passion en vous, vous pourrez reconnaßtre l'agrément de pilotage qu'apporte le jeu.

Nov 17th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Player One (71 out of 100)

Complet, maniable et trÚs bien pensé, Aerowings se positionne directemment comme la référence du genre sur console.

Oct 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

GameSpot (6.6 out of 10)

If you've ever watched those Navy barrel rollers, the Blue Angels, and wondered what it would be like to pilot a jet fighter through a wide variety of acrobatic routines, Aero Wings just might be the game for you. Aero Wings could be considered a love-it-or-hate-it game for the system. Like Pilotwings for the Nintendo 64, Aero Wings is a quirky game in that it offers new avenues of gameplay in an unusual setting.

Mar 24th, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Computer and Video Games (CVG) (6 out of 10)

Beautifully realised and very smooth - even with the screen full of planes - AeroWings is a joy to behold. The question of whether the style is matched by the content is more difficult to answer. While it's laudable that the game rewards flying rather than fighting skills, many will fail to see the point of a flight sim in which you can't engage your more aggressive tendencies. Ultimately this is the game's failing. At times it feels like half of it is missing, leaving too little for the more casual gamer to get into.

Aug 8th, 2001 · Dreamcast · read review

TotalVideoGames (TVG) (6 out of 10)

AeroWings sticks you in the hot seat with Blue Impulse, Japan's premier aerobatics squad who are pretty handy at the old game of flying. Closer to skating on ice than Top Gun, AeroWings relies on lush graphic and a deceptively simple concept of stunts, and not guns, to emphasise the difficult side of flying.

1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Electric Playground (6 out of 10)

I do recommend renting AeroWings; the concept is novel enough to be worth playing until it frustrates you. Living rooms with a plentiful budget should pick it up and support a pride building air demonstration squadron. Living rooms that, like Canada, find their resources pinched will want to consider spending their budget on more essential Dreamcast experiences.

1999 · Dreamcast · read review

Super Play (Sweden) (5 out of 10)

Grafiken Àr vÀlgjord och realistisk, men bara sÄ lÀnge nÄgot av spelets 13 kameralÀgen visa flygplanen pÄ hög höjd. Lite lÀngre ned blir det nÀmligen pinsamt tydligt att spelmotorn inte riktigt orkar med. Byggnader och andra föremÄl dyker ofta upp frÄn ingenstans och texturerna pÄ marken ser orealistiskt platta ut. Men lyckligtvis Àr det ju i luften som allt det spektakulÀra hÀnder - för den som har ett stort flygintresse och Ànnu större tÄlamod.

Jan 2000 · Dreamcast

Revista Oficial Dreamcast (5 out of 10)

No es un juego rompedor, pero al menos viene a llenar un hueco en un género que no es demasiado corriente en el mundo de las consolas.

Jan 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Gamekult (5 out of 10)

Aerowings fait partie de ces jeux atypiques qui nous sortent de l'ambiance « cybernĂ©tico-mickey-mouso-gore » qui rĂšgne dans les jeux vidĂ©o. Voguer en escadron et effectuer des figures dans un ciel azurĂ©, tels seront vos objectifs dans Aerowings. Bien sĂ»r il s'agit de piloter des avions, mais le caractĂšre pacifique des missions qui vous sont attribuĂ©es (mĂȘme si les combats ne sont pas Ă  exclure) contraste avec la production du genre qui privilĂ©gie les dogfights aux lances-missiles au plaisir d'un pilotage propre et cohĂ©rent.

Sep 18th, 2000 · Dreamcast · read review

Planet Dreamcast (4 out of 10)

In the end, Aerowings made me want to put my controller down and turn off my Dreamcast after only a few minutes.

Sep 21st, 1999 · Dreamcast · read review

The Video Game Critic (D-)

It's refreshingly simple, but even that gets boring after a few minutes. Aerowing's graphics are pretty good. The planes look sharp and detailed, and the scenery on the ground looks photo-realistic (until you get really close that is). The audio includes a lot of that random beats with samples tossed in. If flight simulations are your thing, you'll probably appreciate Aerowings, but those looking for arcade action will absolutely deplore it.

Feb 22nd, 2007 · Dreamcast · read review

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