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  • Summary: Join the Rogue Aces and liberate the islands from The Baron and his dreaded pilots. Will you be able to face the fiercest of foes with only one life and three planes?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 4, 2018
    91
    A lot of 2D shooters lean on being cool with over-the-top visuals and millions of bullets on-screen, but Rogue Aces instead goes for a lighter tone and places the emphasis squarely on the oldest, most reliable thing in the video game industry: perfect play control. Throw in a ton of different modes, including an Arcade mode, and players will be coming back to Rogue Aces for some time.
  2. Apr 12, 2018
    90
    Rogue Aces is a stellar, fresh experience - even more so if you never played spiritual forerunner Wings of Fury - that has landed on the Switch eShop seemingly out of nowhere.
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    90
    Rogue Aces is an excellent little game that works incredibly well however way you play it. The quick, convenient menu system ensures you snap right back into the action for some sweet on the go gaming. I would love to see a split-screen multiplayer added at some point as it’s clearly begging for it, but as a solid, satisfying solo-focused shooter that’s only 123MB in size, it is a Nintendo Switch necessity that will barely make a dent in your storage.
  4. 80
    If roguelike elements are continuing to be the hot independent gaming trend, I’ll tend toward games that make the process more fun. Rogue Aces does a fine job of balancing randomness and giving agency over the flights, and it definitely doesn’t deserve to be buried by the wave of eShop releases every week.
  5. Feb 15, 2019
    80
    Meshing together the repeat play appeal of the Roguelike game category with a fun light-hearted take on airborne dogfight warfare, Rogue Aces is a joy to play and comes packed with a great deal of content. Newcomers to the genre will find some turbulence in adapting, and the multiplayer potential of the game's setup both online and off isn't realised at all. But for pure arcade fighter jet action on Switch, few games are more enjoyable.
  6. Apr 25, 2018
    80
    Behind what looks like a simplistic design, there's a game much more complex than you would think. Fun and addictive, it's a game that's worth a try.
  7. Apr 23, 2018
    50
    There are some nice moments in Rogue Aces, but in the end it's too repetitive for its own good.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Apr 23, 2018
    9
    Rogue Aces is great fun game and seems easy at the start then gets very challenging later on after you've got use to the mechanics of theRogue Aces is great fun game and seems easy at the start then gets very challenging later on after you've got use to the mechanics of the game.

    it has lots to unlock and i've had hours of fun with it
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  2. May 16, 2018
    9
    this game is very challenging a fun pick up and play action game putting it down again is difficult in itself.....but what about the gameplaythis game is very challenging a fun pick up and play action game putting it down again is difficult in itself.....but what about the gameplay well to be honest here on the internet
    nothing is done more with humour and panache than this little game
    its sound design unlockables and missions that are endless and blowing everything up without dying
    which is tough later on are a lot of fun
    the flying is clunky to begin with then its 2nd nature and it just draws you in and I have to say its great...the buffs help and are welcome...
    tested the game with my kids and they agree its a fun game
    replay value is there with missions and campaign mode being a highlight if you like flying a plane dropping bombs and destroying everything that moves this is your game....
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