Aero Strike

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Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Action-packed flight game aggressively pushes in-game sales.

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

There's a learning curve to get started; numerous choices for players can be overwhelming. 

Violence & Scariness

You're constantly shooting at enemy ships, blowing them up, but no suffering is shown. 

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Consumerism

Very aggressively pushes upgrades, which require real-world cash. Lots of in-game ads promote products, push in-game store.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Aero Strike is an air-combat game. There's nonstop shooting, but the violence never seems inappropriate, as it's a plane shooting down another, with no humans shown (other than the dogfight-intense introductory movie). Additionally, there's no inappropriate content to be concerned about, but the game pushes in-app purchases extremely aggressively, with ads on the start-up screen and through the in-game store. The game also encourages players to join a guild, which could mean communication with strangers, and to log in via their Facebook or Game Center accounts. To learn more about what it does with your information, read the publisher's privacy policy. (Note: It's in Korean, so you'll need to translate the page.)

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What's it about?

In AERO STRIKE, players enter a series of missions to take down enemy fighters and helicopters, dodging bullets and picking up power-ups along the way. When enemies are especially challenging, the player can upgrade the ship to fight with drones and other offensive weapons. Players can build a fleet of up to 100 planes, each configured to their liking, and compare their score to other players around the world. 

Is it any good?

While this is a sleek-looking game, there's something about this flight shooter that seems very familiar. Aero Strike owes a big debt to Capcom's 1942 Mobile, as it's essentially a modern remake of the arcade classic. The good news is, that's a very solid game to clone. The frenetic action remains entertaining, and dodging incoming fire as you focus your attack on powerful ships will keep you focused. But instead of focusing on the core gameplay, Aero Strike loads the game with upgrades for you to buy (such as a drone that flies in conjunction with you) and up to 100 planes. The result is a game that can get overwhelming and frustrate you with too many nudges to buy something, when all you want to do is shoot at the bad guy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about good versus evil and the need to stand up for what's right. Do you feel like this struggle is shown properly in this classic arcade game?

  • Talk about allocating resources. When is it important to spend, and when is it important to save? 

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