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  • Summary: Red Baron, from the freedom- and peace-loving nation of birds, Bird Land, faces off in the skies with his rival Blue Max in this side-scrolling shooting game. Defeat the many enemies that await you as you complete your mission, using moves like the loop-the-loop to shoot down enemies fromRed Baron, from the freedom- and peace-loving nation of birds, Bird Land, faces off in the skies with his rival Blue Max in this side-scrolling shooting game. Defeat the many enemies that await you as you complete your mission, using moves like the loop-the-loop to shoot down enemies from behind. Fly low to pick up bombs placed in the stage and drop them on command posts, warships or other designated targets to destroy them. Then land safely at base to proceed to the next mission. Beware of enemy fire, though-it will cause you to crash, unless you're able to recover by rapidly pressing the buttons. You can even play with a second person and fly simultaneously, sometimes helping each other and other times competing against each other. Prepare yourself and take to the skies, but make sure that the catchy background music (which became an instant classic when this game was originally released) doesn't distract you from your goal. Expand
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  1. Nov 21, 2013
    8
    If you aren't playing Sky Kid with a friend you're doing it wrong. A very simplistic shooter with some nifty tricks up its sleeve. The mostIf you aren't playing Sky Kid with a friend you're doing it wrong. A very simplistic shooter with some nifty tricks up its sleeve. The most interesting feature is the ability to pull up from a crash after being shot. This is done using the button for the game's other cool trick, the ability to do a loop to swing around behind your enemies. Lacking in power ups the game has each level with dropping a large bomb, found partial way through each level, on a large target. But what really makes Sky Kid enjoyable is the co-op mode. Looping around enemies to take them out while your partner delivers a bomb provides a lot of satisfaction. Unlike a lot of other co-op shooters you can also shoot your buddy. But this can be more an advantage than fault. When either player shoots the other their plane spins in the air but it does no damage. This is useful to help your buddy out of a downward spiral when they can't pull up. The most satisfying thing in the game is to pull off a loop and fire down and backward (you can also fire while doing loops to hit enemies behind you) and shooting your friend to pull them out of a crash. Sky Kid is a really enjoyable old school arcade style shooter. Also, try doing a loop by the statue of liberty Expand
  2. Oct 30, 2013
    4
    It's pretty much impossible to control your character at first but after a while I start to get used to it but not used to it enough toIt's pretty much impossible to control your character at first but after a while I start to get used to it but not used to it enough to consider this game anything but poor. Expand