Carrier Air Wing Reviews (Arcade)

Carrier Air Wing Arcade Title screen


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User Score
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Sinclair User (Feb, 1991)
The action is pretty conventional sideways scrolling and power-ups, with the obligatory Big Bad Muther at the end of the level - but it's jolly playable and guaranteed to give a reasonable amount of sensory overload once you get into it. Hardly a classic, but for more than a routine blast, Carrier Airwing is the one for you, Matey Boy!
Your Sinclair (Jan, 1991)
Apart from this and a slightly different setting – Tokyo instead of the Middle East – Carrier Airwing is to all intents and purposes as different to UN Squadron as Strider is from Strider II. But, er, you might have gathered that already. It's all so dull I'm starting to repeat myself as much as the slotty companies.
Power Play (Jun, 1991)
Carrier Airwing ist ein recht gefälliges, wenn auch wenig innovatives Ballerspiel. Die Angriffsformationen wurden alle schon mal gesehen und geben sich von Zeit zu Zeit etwas hektisch. Grafisch wird ebenfalls kein Feuerwerk abgebrannt. Für ein schnelles Ballerspiel zwischendurch ganz gut geeignet, verliert Carrier Airwing langfristig deutlich an Reiz.
Overall, Carrier Air Wing is a game that most players can afford to miss. If you have ever played a scrolling aerial shooter, then you have played this game. Carrier Air Wing's biggest flaw might be its lack of originality. Don't waste your quarters in this one.