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Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

50%

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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 17, 2017

Developer: HandyGames

Genre: Arcade

The Aces of the Luftwaffe have returned! Dodge a hail of bullets and face their fearsome war machines in bombastic air battles and boss fights! Every end is a new beginning! When Europe seemed to be freed, a secret German commando called The Aces of the Luftwaffe took their chance to strike back and invade the USA! It’s your duty to restore peace and liberty by climbing aboard deadly wings of steel and fight against their fearsome war machines in bombastic air battles! Experience an epic storyline and survive the bullet hail above US coasts and cities! Command your wingmen, fight as a team, fight as a squadron! ACES OF THE LUFTWAFFE – SQUADRON is an action-packed, vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up with a captivating and fully voiced narrative. Dodge bullets, collect massive power ups and wisely use special abilities as you defeat waves of enemies. Upgrade each member of your squadron with their personal skill tree as you level up. But don’t go to war alone! You can take on the Aces with up to 3 friends in an epic 4 player local co-op battle. Are you up to the task? FEATURES: Action packed Shoot ’em up with explosive special effects Captivating storyline with fully voiced characters Epic co-op multiplayer for up to 4 players Spectacular boss fights and dogfights Skill trees with individual abilities for each wingman Challenging achievement system Creative haptics for gameplay and cut scenes Epic movie-like orchestral soundtrack Supports all Nintendo Switch control variants
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Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron - Official Trailer // Nintendo Switch

Aces Of the Luftwaffe: Squadron does a lot of things right over its short duration. Tight gameplay, small innovations to the shoot 'em up genre and terrific local co-op. Unfortunately, the grind to level up characters and lengthen the playtime turns what was once fun into a tedious and frustrating slog.

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An entertaining and direct shoot em up, which tries to differentiate itself from the rest of the titles of the genre with its particularities. Although being a mobile port, you certainly notice the seams. Even so, it is ideal to pass the time.

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It's not that I didn't like playing Aces overall, I'm just frustrated because I can see a great game underneath the clutter of skill lines and odd design choices.

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With support for up to four players, Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron is a good pick for those seeking multiplayer shmup action.

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