Sky Force Anniversary (Console Edition)

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68 / 100
Dec 11, 2018

Sky Force Anniversary is a slick-looking game that is easy to pick up, play and enjoy for a while, but just be prepared to put in some serious time repeating levels if you want to make it to the end of this air raid with all your wings intact.

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Dec 17, 2016

While Sky Force Anniversary may have a simple premise of flying through the air, killing enemies and collecting stars, the game as a whole offers hours of fun.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2016

The gaming world and arcades have changed a lot in the last 10 years, and the simple fact that games such as this still exist is something I treasure. Even when they don’t pan out to be exactly as good as some of their predecessors, it’s appreciated. For the price, the nostalgia, or just a really fun old school game experience to play on your PS4, I’d say Sky Force Anniversary is totally worth it.

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85 / 100
Dec 7, 2016

Shooting a certain percentage of enemies, rescuing stranded people and remaining unharmed for the whole level are the only challenges that exist.

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7 / 10
Nov 19, 2018

You have to grind for upgrades and replay stages to ensure you've met the requirements to unlock the next, but Sky Force Anniversary keeps the action entertaining. Trying to acquire each of the medals on.

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6 / 10
Dec 8, 2018

Sky Force Anniversary is an interesting game by itself, with a simple and accessible gameplay as well as a very competent visual environment. Where it loses out, though, is when it's measured in terms of its rather short content and repetitive settings, not to mention that it doesn't stand up to its brother game of the same series.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 12, 2016

Sky Force Anniversary is a game developed by Infinite Dreams with an incredible visual power and excellent colors variety that combines perfectly with an awesome effects and quite good gameplay.

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7 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

Sky Force Anniversary has been out for some time but it's only reaching the Wii U now, even if it doesn't suffer from the time lag in its release. This is a game that features an enjoyable gameplay, a good cooperative mode and a decent visual environment. Standing in contrast, there's a rather slow start which can be enjoyed by beginner players and a repetitive soundtrack that could use some variety.

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8 / 10
Apr 20, 2017

While Sky Force Anniversary doesn't do much in the way of re-inventing the shoot-em-up genre, it's a testament to just how well this style of game still holds up today. It's addictive, it's satisfying, and it encourages you to hone your skills to score perfect runs across a limited variety of levels. There's a good amount of replayability here as a result, though that doesn't make for a great deal of diversity or exciting set-pieces to look forward to. The mechanics are sound, but feel weighed down by the need to grind in order to progress, along with a serious dose of deja-vu from the environments.Still, at its low price this is a flight well worth taking, even if it only lasts a couple of hours. If you're happy to grind and enjoy a well made shooter, it's a welcome option on the Wii U.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2018

At only $9.99, Sky Force Anniversary is a fantastic bargain on the Nintendo Switch. It may be a “re-creation” of a nearly 15-year-old game, but it looks and plays like it was custom made for this generation's systems. It may be a bit too easy for hardcore STG fans, but that just means those of us who want some frenetic arcade action gaming without feeling totally powerless are going to keep coming back to Sky Force Anniversary for dozens of entertaining hours.

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