By Chris Morris,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Action-packed flight game aggressively pushes in-game sales.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find 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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Products & Purchases
Very aggressively pushes upgrades, which require real-world cash. Lots of in-game ads promote products, push in-game store.
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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?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: April 28, 2017
- Category: Arcade Games
- Topics: Space and Aliens
- Publisher: Joymax Co. Ltd
- Version: 1.0.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Requires Android 4.4 and up
- Last updated: July 11, 2020
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