Aerial Assault (1990)
By: Sega Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Sega Master System First Day Score: 173,200
Also Available For: Game Gear
P-47. It features more modern military hardware but is otherwise very similar in style. Then, as I advanced past the first boss I was greeted by a stage that initially looks nigh on identical to the distinctive sunset-drenched equivalent in Jaleco's game, complete with the barrage of missiles from beneath the clouds. Even your craft is called the Freedom Fighter for heaven's sake! Oh well, it's not like Aerial Assault was the first shameless rip-off, it's just a pity that it's not a particularly good one. There's nothing major wrong with it, it's just not memorable or exciting either. It's a bit like a horizontal version or Bomber Raid really - neither is original or special in any way but there's not too much in the way of alternatives on the MS either.
RKS Score: 6/10