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|image = [[image:swgame.png]]
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|image = File:Sw arcade flyer.jpg
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|caption1 = Japanese arcade flyer
 
|janame = ソニックウイングス (Sonic Wings)
 
|janame = ソニックウイングス (Sonic Wings)
 
|usname = Aero Fighters
 
|usname = Aero Fighters
 
|publisher = Video System (Japan), McO'River (US), Hamster (Japan re-release)
 
|publisher = Video System (Japan), McO'River (US), Hamster (Japan re-release)
 
|date = 1992
 
|date = 1992
|platform = arcade, Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, Playstation 2
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|platform = Arcade, Super Famicom/Super Nintendo, Playstation 2
}}<blockquote>The world's hope hinges on your combat skills and sheer determination as an "Aero Fighter." Defend the world from unknown alien forces that are attempting to take over the world. You must extract these unknown forces before they can execute their plot for dominance. After conquering the unknown forces, the battle continues into space where the "controlling intellect" dictated the take-over attempt. You must seek and destroy this evil force to prevent it from seizing other worlds.</blockquote><blockquote>''-Aero Fighters English SNES manual''</blockquote>
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}}'''Sonic Wings''' (ソニックウィングス ''Sonikku~uingusu''), known as '''Aero Fighters''' in the west, is a vertically scrolling shooter originally released in arcades in 1992 by Video System and ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. It was the first game in the ''Sonic Wings ''series''.''
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==Overview==
   
 
The original Sonic Wings is by far the most serious of the six games in the series. Although it does have its light moments, it lacks the wacky characters and silly situations featured in later games, in which the series becomes something of a parody of this first game.
 
The original Sonic Wings is by far the most serious of the six games in the series. Although it does have its light moments, it lacks the wacky characters and silly situations featured in later games, in which the series becomes something of a parody of this first game.
 
 
Sonic Wings holds the honor of being among the first vertically-scrolling arcade games. The game play consists of a scrolling screen with airplane sprites that shoot at various enemy targets to earn points and avoid being attacked. The artillery power of the player's craft can be increased through power-ups obtained by destroying certain large targets. Each craft also has a different special weapon which can be deployed a limited number of times; extra special weapons can also rarely be obtained from defeating enemies. Finally, extra points are available in the form of "money" left when the player destroys some stationary targets.
 
Sonic Wings holds the honor of being among the first vertically-scrolling arcade games. The game play consists of a scrolling screen with airplane sprites that shoot at various enemy targets to earn points and avoid being attacked. The artillery power of the player's craft can be increased through power-ups obtained by destroying certain large targets. Each craft also has a different special weapon which can be deployed a limited number of times; extra special weapons can also rarely be obtained from defeating enemies. Finally, extra points are available in the form of "money" left when the player destroys some stationary targets.
   
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*Timed dog fight with bosses: at the character selection screen, hold down the R button on the second controller, and enter the following code on the first controller: A, Left, Y, Right, X, Down, B, Up.
 
*Timed dog fight with bosses: at the character selection screen, hold down the R button on the second controller, and enter the following code on the first controller: A, Left, Y, Right, X, Down, B, Up.
 
*Super Hard Mode: on the title screen where it says, "1 PLAYER, 2 PLAYERS, OPTION; hold down the R button, and enter the following code on the first or second controller: Up, Left, Down, Right, B, A, X, Y. Go to the option menu, and scroll the difficulty settings. The difficulty mode "SUPER" should appear. Please note that this mode can also be accessed by finishing the game on "HARD" mode as well.
 
*Super Hard Mode: on the title screen where it says, "1 PLAYER, 2 PLAYERS, OPTION; hold down the R button, and enter the following code on the first or second controller: Up, Left, Down, Right, B, A, X, Y. Go to the option menu, and scroll the difficulty settings. The difficulty mode "SUPER" should appear. Please note that this mode can also be accessed by finishing the game on "HARD" mode as well.
*18 continues: On the screen where it says "(C) 1993 VIDEO SYSTEM CO., LTD." with the "V" logo, hold down the L button on the second controller, and quickly enter the following code on the first controller: Left, Down, Right, X, Y, A, B, Left, Down, Right, Down, X, Y, A, B. You will hear a tone if the code is entered correctly. Go to the options menu, and scroll the continue settings. You will be able to have up to 18 continues during gameplay. This code only works with the Japanese version.
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*18 continues: On the screen where it says "(C) 1993 VIDEO SYSTEM CO., LTD." with the "V" logo, hold down the L button on the second controller, and quickly enter the following code on the first controller: Left, Down, Right, X, Y, A, B, Left, Down, Right, Down, X, Y, A, B. You will hear a tone if the code is entered correctly. Go to the options menu, and scroll the continue settings. You will be able to have up to 18 continues during gameplay. This code only works with the Japanese version.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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*[http://www.mediafire.com/?wlkbq3qhkwvkqld Sonic Wings Official Guidebook Special Edition (PDF)]
 
*[http://www.mediafire.com/?wlkbq3qhkwvkqld Sonic Wings Official Guidebook Special Edition (PDF)]
 
*[http://www.mediafire.com/?0ekgm8svj86z7kk Flyer replica (JPEG)]
 
*[http://www.mediafire.com/?0ekgm8svj86z7kk Flyer replica (JPEG)]
*[http://www.mediafire.com/?69vhj11vkp6d5pn Trading card (JPEG)][[Category:Games]]
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*[http://www.mediafire.com/?69vhj11vkp6d5pn Trading card (JPEG)]
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Revision as of 16:59, October 28, 2019

Sonic Wings (ソニックウィングス Sonikku~uingusu), known as Aero Fighters in the west, is a vertically scrolling shooter originally released in arcades in 1992 by Video System and ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. It was the first game in the Sonic Wings series.

Overview

The original Sonic Wings is by far the most serious of the six games in the series. Although it does have its light moments, it lacks the wacky characters and silly situations featured in later games, in which the series becomes something of a parody of this first game. Sonic Wings holds the honor of being among the first vertically-scrolling arcade games. The game play consists of a scrolling screen with airplane sprites that shoot at various enemy targets to earn points and avoid being attacked. The artillery power of the player's craft can be increased through power-ups obtained by destroying certain large targets. Each craft also has a different special weapon which can be deployed a limited number of times; extra special weapons can also rarely be obtained from defeating enemies. Finally, extra points are available in the form of "money" left when the player destroys some stationary targets.

Eight pilots-- two each from the USA, Japan, Sweden, and England-- have the job of stopping the enemy's attacks around the world and beyond. There is a superficial storyline attached to each character, and each has her/his own reasons for fighting the enemy. Some characters were not playable in any of the following Sonic Wings games, while others appear in every game in the series.

Soundtracks

Secrets

Unlockables

SNES version

  • Rabio and Lepus: at the character selection screen, hold down the R button on the second controller, and enter the following code on the first controller: Left, Down, Right, X, Y, A, B, Left, Down, Right, Down, X, Y, A, B.
  • Timed dog fight with bosses: at the character selection screen, hold down the R button on the second controller, and enter the following code on the first controller: A, Left, Y, Right, X, Down, B, Up.
  • Super Hard Mode: on the title screen where it says, "1 PLAYER, 2 PLAYERS, OPTION; hold down the R button, and enter the following code on the first or second controller: Up, Left, Down, Right, B, A, X, Y. Go to the option menu, and scroll the difficulty settings. The difficulty mode "SUPER" should appear. Please note that this mode can also be accessed by finishing the game on "HARD" mode as well.
  • 18 continues: On the screen where it says "(C) 1993 VIDEO SYSTEM CO., LTD." with the "V" logo, hold down the L button on the second controller, and quickly enter the following code on the first controller: Left, Down, Right, X, Y, A, B, Left, Down, Right, Down, X, Y, A, B. You will hear a tone if the code is entered correctly. Go to the options menu, and scroll the continue settings. You will be able to have up to 18 continues during gameplay. This code only works with the Japanese version.

Characters

Playable

Bosses

Game Versions

Arcade

Swarcadelogo

Sonic Wings was released in arcades in Japan; it was released internationally as Aero Fighters. Judging from some ROM sets, at least one version was made that could run on the same hardware as the earlier Video System game Turbo Force. Used PCB/Jamma boards are readily available online, and there are frequent auctions for complete Aero Fighters cabinets.

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo

Sw1famiconmanual

Sonic Wings's release on the Super Famicom (Japan) and Super Nintendo (US) allowed for players to enjoy the game at home as well as at the arcade. It also included some special unlockables (see codes above) and the secret characters Rabio and Lepus, who first appeared in Rabio Lepus.

Swset

The Super Famicom Sonic Wings game

The Super Famicom game included box, game cartridge, manual, customer survey, and AC adapter instructions. The game is still readily available today, even on US game and auction sites.

The Super Nintendo game included at least the box, game cartridge, and manual. There were fewer copies released than for most SNES games, so the game is much harder to find today, and much more expensive, than its Japanese counterpart.

Playstation 2

Oretachicover

The Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono series featured many classic arcade games rereleased for the Playstation 2, along with soundtracks and other extras. Sonic Wings was the sixth release in the series; they also released the earlier Video System game Rabio Lepus.

Oretachiset

Oretachi Geasen Zoku Sono 6: Sonic Wings game

The Oretachi game included case, game disc, manual, "Sonic Wings Official Guidebook Special Edition," replica of the arcade instruction flyer, trading card, soundtrack CD, and a DVD including a promo video, remix from the soundtrack, and playthrough of the game with Kowful in single-player mode.

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