Aero the Acro-Bat 2

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Aero the Acro-Bat 2
Cover art
Cover art for the Super Nintendo version
Developer(s) David Siller
Iguana Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sunsoft
Designer(s) Nigel Cook
Composer(s) Rick Fox (credited as Fox Productions)
Platform(s) Sega Genesis
Super Nintendo
Release date(s) Sega Genesis
April 1994
Super Nintendo
November 1994
Virtual Console
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

Aero the Acro-Bat 2 is a video game developed by Iguana Entertainment, and published by Sunsoft in 1994. It is the sequel of Aero the Acro-Bat and was released for the Sega Genesis first in April then for the Super Nintendo in November. The game is dedicated to famed Brazilian racer Ayrton Senna, who died in a car crash during a Grand Prix.

A remake for the Game Boy Advance was planned in 2002,[1] but it was cancelled. The SNES 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]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 7.75/10 (GEN)[2]
Nintendo Life 8/10 stars (SNES)[3]
Next Generation 3/5 stars (GEN)[4]

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.[5] 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.[2] Next Generation concurred that the graphics, levels, and techniques all add up to very solid gaming, but criticized both Aero games for being severely lacking in originality.[4]

NintendoLife gave the Virtual Console release of the Super NES 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."[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN staff (June 21, 2002). "Aero Swings to Shelves". IGN. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Review Crew: Aero the Acro-Bat 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (66): 40. January 1995. 
  3. ^ a b Dillard, Corbie (August 6, 2010). "Aero the Acrobat 2 Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Aero the Acrobat 2". Next Generation (Imagine Media) (3): 98. March 1995. 
  5. ^ "ProReview: Aero the Acro-Bat 2". GamePro (66) (IDG). January 1995. pp. 42–43. 

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