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Advertising Blurbs - Wii U:
    For guts and glory, for Bird Land!

    The Mekazukin army has put the peaceful country of Bird Land in their crosshairs, and initiated an all-out invasion. It is up to the "sky kids" to end their tyranny. Guide fellow friends and rivals, Baron and Max, to a battle in the skies in one or two-player action. Pilot their planes up and down against an arsenal of ground and air forces. In each mission, grab the bomb located in the level to then drop on an enemy fortress. Then land safely on the runway to proceed to the next level. Keep a steady hand and your eye on the target! Save the good people of Bird Land, and bring back glory and honor!

    Contributed by Victor Vance (10854) on Jun 26, 2015. - Wii:
    Red Baron, from the freedom- and peace-loving nation of birds, Bird Land, faces off in the skies with his rival Blue Max in this side-scrolling shooting game. Defeat the many enemies that await you as you complete your mission, using moves like the loop-the-loop to shoot down enemies from behind. Fly low to pick up bombs placed in the stage and drop them on command posts, warships or other designated targets to destroy them. Then land safely at base to proceed to the next mission. Beware of enemy fire, though-it will cause you to crash, unless you're able to recover by rapidly pressing the buttons. You can even play with a second person and fly simultaneously, sometimes helping each other and other times competing against each other. Prepare yourself and take to the skies, but make sure that the catchy background music (which became an instant classic when this game was originally released) doesn't distract you from your goal.

    Contributed by Victor Vance (10854) on Jun 26, 2015.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):


    The world is at war and heavy action is in the air. You are the Red Baron and your good buddy and sometimes flying partner is Max, another ace pilot. But you have to be more than a flying ace. You have to be a crack shot, able to pick off enemy forces on the ground, over the sea, and in the air--or you'll go down in flames!

    GAME PLAY: You take off in your trusty single engine bi-plane and head out over enemy territory. The sky fills with enemy aircraft, and the dogfight begins. You climb, you dive, you do loops to get behind your enemy, then you start blasting with your guns. The bad guys go down in flames as you draw a bead on ground-based enemy targets. Pick up bombs along the way and drop them on the big targets for the top score. It takes lightning reflexes, nerves of steel, and lots of guts to win this battle.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4671) on Mar 07, 2007.