Air Twister (2022) is a shooting game that focuses on aiming and dodging, like the classic Space Harrier game. As you race through a series of exotic locales you chain together multiple targets to score more points. This, and the strategies you need to defeat the boss encounters make it a surprisingly developed arcade shooter.
You play warrior Princess Arch, who must defend her homeworld from a horde of aliens. You move around the screen to target enemies as you automatically move forward, and dodge any incoming counterattacks. These simple controls place a heavy focus on skill and quick reflexes when facing off against larger groups and bosses.
Alongside the main story levels, there is an arcade mode where you test yourself against an infinite supply of enemies and try to get the top score. As you play, you unlock new cosmetic customisations such as different outfits and weapons.
A shooting game in its purest form, the difficulty comes from mastering the simple controls rather than memorisation or pixel-perfect timings. It's an adrenaline rush as you charge through the environments, dodging and shooting as you go.
Our examiner, Ben Kendall
, first checked Air Twister 17 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 3 weeks ago.