Aero the Acro-Bat 2

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Aero the Acro-Bat 2
Cover art
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 cover art (Super NES version)
Developer(s) Iguana Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sunsoft
Composer(s) Rick Fox
Platform(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console
Release date(s) Sega Genesis
April 1994
Super Nintendo
November 1994
Virtual Console
  • NA September 20, 2010
  • PAL August 6, 2010
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Aero the Acro-Bat 2 is a video game released by Sunsoft in April 1994. It is the sequel to Aero the Acro-Bat and dedicated to famed Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna who died in a car crash during a Grand Prix.

A version for the Game Boy Advance was planned in 2002,[1] but it was never released. The Super Nintendo version was released on the Wii Virtual Console in the PAL region on August 6, 2010 and in North America on September 20, 2010.

Reception[edit]

Reviewing the Genesis version, GamePro raved that "Aero 2 outclasses the original with a new, dark theme that shows off some truly superb graphics, new and improved moves and techniques, and better play control." They also praised the game's huge levels and numerous secrets, and singled out the Drop Drill as the best of the new moves.[2] Electronic Gaming Monthly described it as a solid and satisfying sequel to the original, citing good graphics, numerous techniques, large levels, and ingeniously designed secret areas. They gave it a 7.75 out of 10.[3]

NintendoLife gave the Virtual Console release of the SNES version an 8 out of 10, declaring it "a much more varied and playable platforming experience" than the original Aero the Acro-Bat. They specifically noted the improved controls and graphics and the more varied level designs and musical tracks, and added that the game is "every bit as much fun to play now on the Virtual Console service as it was fifteen years ago on the Super Nintendo console."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN staff (June 21, 2002). "Aero Swings to Shelves". IGN. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ProReview: Aero the Acro-Bat 2". GamePro (66) (IDG). January 1995. pp. 42–43. 
  3. ^ "Review Crew: Aero the Acro-Bat 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (66): 40. January 1995. 
  4. ^ Dillard, Corbie (August 6, 2010). "Aero the Acrobat 2 Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 

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