Discover the best flying games like Aero Fighters, a classic retro arcade and SNES arcade flying game, below. 




Aero Fighters, which was called Sonic Wings in Japan, is a vertical scrolling shooter made by video game developer Video System and released in 1992. As a classic arcade game it has retained a cult following which still sees a lot of interest in the game today.

Two seuqels to Aero Fighters were released, on PS and on N64 (the latter being a 3D flying game).

Aero Fighters contains eight levels and once these have been completed an additional four levels are opened up. There are specific team and player endings and after the second playthrough each pilot gives a speech.

Aero Fighters is a classic arcade style flying game that takes place in vertical scrolling screens. It is a favorite game among fans of retro flying games, and due to legendary status still sees a lot of discussion even today, 12 years after its release.




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Nano Assault Neo is fairly typical shoot em up affair, but it takes an interesting theme. You go up again the Nanstray virus, which is threatening to eliminate humanity. To do that you pilot a capsule through body cells that are attacking the body. The game features 4 clusters each with 4 levels. You play progressively, unlocking one level at a time. There are tokens to collect that allow for upgrades like weapons and shields, and there are also online leaderboards, and  a local multiplayer.

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Afterburner is one of the most awesome arcade games of all time. If you’re anything like me you’ll remember being a kid and feeling like Tom Cruise in Top Gun as you tore your way through pixelated sky blowing the crap out of enemy fighter planes. You may have even heard “highway to the Dangerzone” in your head while you played. That’s because Afterburner is such a cool arcade flying game that you’ll bee putting on aviators and feeling like Tom Cruise while you play.

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Cyberpunk 3776


You know exactly what you’re getting when you pick up an arcade shooter em up. You’re getting extremely fast paced action with bullets flying all over the place and things being blown up non-stop. The genre is simple; delightfully simple. It holds no qualms about creating deep experiences, it just delivers blistering action right through to the end. It’s a genre that has never really changed.

Cyberpunk 3776 is pretty much the same experience. There’s fast paced action and a feeling of nostalgia as you remember the amount of quarters you’ve tossed into the arcade cabinet playing through similar games. What Cyberpunk 3776 adds to the genre is darkness and personality.

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Ace Combat


The Ace Combat series is a flight simulator style action game that includes 18 different titles (the best, IMO, being Ace Combat Assault Horizon). It was made by video game developer Namco Bandai games and has become one of the best flight simulator games. Ace Combat games take place in fictional worlds, with fictional countries and fictional people, so as to avoid any political connotations. However, some of the events that take place in Ace Combat games are loosely based on real events and real places.


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Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

AirMech is a RTS (real time strategy) game which is free to play. AirMech was heavily influenced by the classic Herzog Zwei, one of the best strategy games of all time. Released on Google Apps in 2012 it later was released on Steam. It is free to play, but has many microtransactions availabble.

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