• Publisher: Level 5
  • Release Date: Nov 29, 2012
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. A classic Saito number that is interesting, compelling and inevitably, just a little too odd to recommend to everyone.
  2. Feb 4, 2013
    85
    A brilliant amalgamation of the puzzle game and the business management simulator, though it's not for the faint of heart.
  3. Jan 24, 2013
    50
    Aero Porter is a title that requires a lot of dedication to be fully understood, but still does not satisfy the gamer. For those looking for some quick entertainment, it will be too difficult to enjoy. The diabolical structure designed by Vivarium leads only to hysteria and boredom.
  4. Jan 17, 2013
    50
    Despite my preconception that handling baggage at an airport is not enjoyable, I wanted Aero Porter to surprise me. Unfortunately, it didn't.
  5. Jan 10, 2013
    90
    For as fun as the experience is, not being able to scale it back to something a little more manageable is a shame, but it's a game that gives a great experience if you're able to deal with the challenge.
  6. Jan 2, 2013
    75
    A game where compromises are completely absent: Aero Porter is totally peculiar in its premises, setting, gameplay, difficulty, relationship with the player. You'll either love or hate Saito's new work, but one thing must be said: it does perfectly what it wants to do.
  7. Dec 18, 2012
    80
    As fascinatingly addictive as its premise is perversely mundane, but whatever the setting this is one of the best new puzzle games of the year.
  8. Dec 18, 2012
    55
    It is good and addictive, but it becomes eventually so hard that might discourage you from keep on playing. If you're up for a challenge, go ahead, otherwise keep its difficulty in mind.
  9. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    One of those weird little video games that stalks around in your memory far longer than you might expect it to.
  10. Dec 12, 2012
    80
    Who knew sorting out luggage would be so hard, or so much fun? Saito's skewed view on the world strikes again in this top-notch puzzler.
  11. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    It's a surprisingly tense juggling act, in other words, and while some will lack the patience required to climb its steep learning curve, the stress is worth it for the soaring sense of accomplishment you'll feel at the end of a hard day's work.
  12. 75
    Aero Porter is certainly fun, but loses its way in trying to keep the player on the edge of his seat.
  13. Dec 2, 2012
    50
    This is a game that's more stress than fun. Which, for having an interesting concept that is applied in a fun way in its first levels, is a pity.
  14. 60
    Since Aero Porter only resembles a traditional airport sim, it's hard to recommend for Aerobiz fans, but those with an affinity for fast-paced puzzlers will probably like it. It's certainly not a graphical showcase, but there's a lot of enjoyment to be had once you get past the crippling difficulty spikes. It's a lot more fun than a baggage-sorting game sounds, so If you've got the patience, give it a shot.
  15. Dec 2, 2012
    50
    Aero Porter features a good and surprisingly fun concept but fails when it comes to its execution. It's enjoyable to play through for a while but that doesn't make it a worthwhile purchase at the price of £4.49 when there are plenty of better options on the 3DS eShop. It could only be recommended to people who love micromanaging and aren't put off by heaps of frustration.
  16. Nov 25, 2012
    70
    If you aren't afraid of an experience that starts out frantic and only escalates from there Aero Porter can be a lot of fun, but if you're easily frustrated this won't be a very pleasant experience for you. The simple presentation and intuitive controls make it easy to concentrate on the action at hand, which is good, but that action consists of shuffling bags from one place to another, which may not thrill everybody. While this might not be a first class experience, upgrades and StreetPass features keep this from being an economy flight.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 13, 2013
    7
    Aeroporter ramps up in difficulty far too quickly and I seriously feel the only people able to complete it are the japanese that made it. If you want a challenge in making quick decisions this game is for you, but if you aren't great at these games stay away as it will make you feel helpless after a few levels. Full Review »