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Aaero (2017) is a rhythm game where you control a spacecraft with one stick and target with the other. At times it's like flying an X-Wing on a trench run while at others it's like soaring high and free targeting enemies in a Starfox game. It's an on-rails shooting challenge that combines flying with combat. Each level is shaped by the music that accompanies it, with geographical elements, enemies and obstacles mirroring the notes and sounds.

Play involves avoiding collisions with your craft while tracing the beams of light or targetting strings of enemies. While you use the left analogue stick to grind your ship against the ribbons of light you absorb energy to use in your attacks. It has the feel of a 90's computer demo as tunnel-like environments speed left and right to try and trip you up.

As you progress the game adds new obstacles and traps to avoid. You encounter strange mechanical beasts that can be taken down by locking on and shooting. It's a game that looks simple but offers considerable challenge and skill to perfect. Players who click with the game find themselves in a state of flow moving from one moment to the next in time with the music.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Aaero 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Shooting game with Action elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated IGEA G.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.


Aaero usually costs £3.12 to £10.99.


XBox Store Xbox One £7.19 Free

Xbox Live Gold

Steam Store PC £10.99
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -

Aaero: Complete Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £3.12
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase additional levels and songs. Aaero: Complete Edition, a version with DLC and other add-ons was released for the Nintendo Switch. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 11/04/2017, updated in 2018

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Rhythm, Shooting and Action

Accessibility: 10 features

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Mad Fellows Games (@MadFellowsGames)

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