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Air Twister

Ys Net, ININ Games
Nov 10, 2023 - PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

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6.5 / 10
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3 / 10
Nintendo Life
6 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Air Twister

Overall, Air Twister is a fine arcade title. It’s initially fun to play, and its trippy fantasy visuals do a decent job of drawing you in. However, once you’ve managed to topple the final boss and are treated to the end cutscene, there really isn’t much to keep you playing or cement the game in memory. The main story mode becomes just what you grind on to afford better butt dressings. I think the fallen swan deserved better.

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Don't try to compare this game to anything recent. Air Twister is a one-of-a-kind piece, the product of the whim of a genius mind that, if it manages to connect with you, will make your imagination run wild without any further worries. Otherwise... Well, you've always been interested in seeing an elephant with wings.

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3 / 10

If you're looking forward to play some good rail shooter on consoles, then there are lots of great alternatives to Air Twister. Just take a look at REZ on PS5 or Panzer Dragoon Orta on Xbox consoles.

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While we were desperate to love Air Twister, it feels like an undernourished Space Harrier homage full of missed opportunity. For Sega fans who want little more than a Space Harrier experience in new clothes, there's little to complain about… except maybe that soundtrack. But, while the extra modes expand the game's longevity and encourage a clear, they feel tacked on. It's fine to go back to for a quick blast now and then, but sit with it for a day or two and its lack of inspiration starts to gnaw. The arcade hardcore are most likely to reap the greatest rewards, but even then there may be a nagging feeling of uncapitalised promise.

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Air Twister is a fun arcade feeling game directed by Yu Suzuki that has a great soundtrack and a decent gameplay loop. Though it can get very repetitive if you are trying to play for long spurts of time.

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Air Twister is a very engrossing rail shooter that keeps luring gamers back for more. The steady stream of bonus content is a satisfying beckoning mechanism that makes replays rewarding. On top of the intrinsic rewards, it is gratifying to improve and master the levels with Valensia’s soaring music as the backdrop.

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It is almost as if Air Twister has a lot of secondary depth in its systems that isn't really supported by its short simple campaign. That being said, even while being highly aware of these flaws I still had a really good time playing through it. Everything about Air Twister is bizarre and often flawed, but I can't say it isn't fun.

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Yu Suzuki has done something original here. Definitely not for everyone, but it has its charm. Unfortunately, it also has its flaws. It is hard to get into the game when one of the bosses is a clock. The final boss is just a geometric formation. The story is there, but it's as if it's not there at all. The gameplay isn't bad, but even that gets old after a while.

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