Aerostar (video game)

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Aerostar
Aerostar Coverart.png
North American cover art.
Illustrated by Lawrence Fletcher
Developer(s) Vic Tokai
Publisher(s) Vic Tokai
Composer(s) Dōta Andō[1]
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release
Genre(s) Scrolling shooter[2]
Mode(s) Single-player

Aerostar (エアロスター) is a 1991 shoot'em-up video game developed and published by Vic Tokai in 1991 for the Nintendo Game Boy. The cover art was illustrated by Lawrence Fletcher.

Plot[edit]

After the end of the Sixth World War, the Earth has been rendered inhospitable and uninhabitable by humanity. The Intergalactic Council ruled that Earth could once again be used by humans and sent people there to restore civilization there. Meanwhile, mutants have prospered in the long-lost wastelands of Earth and were unwilling to allow the humans to have it again. The Intergalactic Council has sent in a lone fighter called Aerostar to defend the Earth from a second act of total destruction.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

The player faces enemies on both roads. One of them has to be fought while the other can be evaded.

The player controls a futuristic airplane that can only fly over certain roads. However, the aircraft can ascend and descend into other roads at the cost of being able to use firearms.

There are a variety of power-ups in the game; including missiles and lasers. Large bosses challenge the player in each level.[4] There are three difficulty levels: easy, normal, and hard. Graphic details in the game include coastal streets, futuristic levels with instant-death spikes, jungles, and a fight in outer space.[5]

Reception[edit]

Allgame gave this video game a 2.5 out of 5 rating on their overview.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Composer information for Aerostar at Portable Music History
  2. ^ a b c d e Aerostar release information at GameFAQs
  3. ^ Story of Aerostar at The Game Boy Database
  4. ^ Basic summary of Aerostar at MobyGames
  5. ^ Advanced summary of Aerostar at Hardcore Gaming 101
  6. ^ Rating of Aerostar at allgame