I’m pretty sure Aero Blasters is my favorite PC Engine shmup. There’s so much to love about it!
The game moves fast, the graphics are great, the music is catchy, and it plays like buttah. It’s so smooth! It’s sort of Gradius-esque, except when you get killed and respawn with your standard-issue peashooter, it’s not totally underpowered and you feel like you still have a fighting chance even with no power-ups (as opposed to Gradius games, where you die and lose all your power-ups and it makes you just want to stop playing videogames forever and sell your consoles).
Even the logo is rad! (One of the all-time best game logos IMHO!)
From some perspectives, the PC-Engine version of Aero Blasters might be the least impressive of the three versions of the game that were released. But I think it’s the best.
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