Codex Gamicus

Aero Fighters 2 is a vertical-scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released in 1994 by Video System.


The game is played with two buttons, with the A button firing bullets from the plane and the B button launching a special bomb attack which uses a bomb from a limited stock of bombs. Power bullets can be obtained by destroying buildings and armored enemy planes. There are 2 types of Power bullets: "P" Power bullets, that increases the plane's firepower by one level, and "F" Power bullets, that increases the plane's firepower to the maximum level instantly. The maximum level only lasts for a limited amount of shots.

When certain ground enemies and buildings are destroyed, money bonuses appear which give a random amount of points each. When the player reaches the end of the stage, the player has to face a boss ship.


The game features several selectable fighters and characters:

  • Template:Flagicon F-117A Nighthawk piloted by Robo-Keaton (once Keaton from the first AeroFighters, now a patriotic robot).
  • Template:Flagicon A-10 Thunderbolt II piloted by Captain Silver (retired top gun accompanied by his pet parrot Polly)
  • Template:Flagicon Fighter-Support X piloted by Hien (a ninja)
  • Template:Flagicon F-15 Eagle piloted by Mao Mao (a female teenage popstar)
  • F-14 Tomcat piloted by Cindy and Ellen (A mother and young daughter)
  • YF-23 "Black Widow II" piloted by Spanky (a talking dolphin)
  • Template:Flagicon Rafale piloted by Steve (a punk rocker)
  • United Kingdom Sea Harrier FRS2 piloted by Bobby (a baby)


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Screenshot of Aero Fighters 2

  • Stage 1: Japan
  • Random Stage: Brazil
  • Stage 3: Atlantic (Bonus Stage)
  • Random Stage: U.S.A.
  • Random Stage: France
  • Stage 6: Australia
  • Stage 7: Himalayas (Bonus Stage)
  • Stage 8: Mexico
  • Stage 9: Hawaii
  • Stage 10: Space

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