Sonic Wings Special

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Sonic Wings Special
Developer(s) Video System
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Release date(s) Sega Saturn
  • JP July 5, 1996
PlayStation
  • JP August 30, 1996 (MediaQuest)
  • JP August 29, 2002 (HAMSTER)
  • EU August 12, 2004
Genre(s) Shooter game

Sonic Wings Special is a 1996 vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up that combines the features in Sonic Wings, Sonic Wings 2, and Sonic Wings 3.

It was ported to arcade as Sonic Wings Limited.

Game play[edit]

Fighters[edit]

There are 7 teams, 14 pilots, and 26 fighters in this game, with each team consist of 2 members, and a choice of 2 fighters per pilot, except the secret team, which has 1 fighter per pilot.

Once a player is chosen a team, the other player can only choose pilot and fighter of the respective team.

Team Pilot Normal fighter Secret fighter
USA Blaster Keaton/Mecha-Keaton (Male) F117 Sea Hawk F4-U Corsair
Captain Silver (Male) A-10 Thunderbolt II P-61 Black Widow
Japan Hien (Male) FS-X Gekkou
Mao Mao (Female) F-15 Seiran
Russia Volk (Male) Ka-50 Hokum Mig 3
Chaika & Pooshika (Females) IL-102 IL-2 Stormovik
Sweden Kowful the Viking (Male) AJ-37 Viggen Ju87G Stuka
T.B. A-10 (Male) F-104 Star Fighter B-239 Buffalo
P.K.F. Whity (Male) YF-23 Hs129
Lord River N. White (Male) AV-8 Harrier II Plus Boulton Paul Defiant
NATO Anjera (Male) Rafale M Dowoitine D520
Ellen & Cincia (Females) F-14 Tomcat Sword Fish
Secret Kotomi (Female) Aka-Usagi -
The Man Lamborghini Diablo (Diabloon) -

A pilot's secret fighter is unlocked by completing the game with the chosen pilot.

The NATO and Secret teams are unlocked by unlocking all secret fighters in USA, Japan, Russia, Sweden, P.K.F. teams.

Stages[edit]

There are 17 stages in this game, but only 9 are playable at a time. After completing stage 1, 3 stages are randomly chosen out of 5. The game includes a branching system that allows player to choose 1 of 2 branches after completing stages 5, 7, or 8.

If secret fighter is chosen, alternate version of the stages appear instead.

PlayStation version[edit]

It has improved music and sound, and allows saving the game for more than once per round.

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