Red Wings Aces of the Sky is a surprisingly detailed, yet simple, fun, and addictive ariel combat gam. While it’s not the quickest, most action-packed dogfighting game I’ve ever played, there’s something about it that keeps me coming back for more.
Red Wings Aces of the Sky Gameplay Review
For someone like myself, which doesn’t play too many flying games, it can be a bit of a nightmare getting used to the controls. Many of these games feature overly complicated mechanics, which my simple mind can’t handle.
Thankfully Red Wings Aces of the Sky is pretty easy to get used to. It features some skills such as barrel rolls and a cool deadly move, in which the player uses a pistol to shoot another pilot out of their plane.
But even with these extra mechanics, the game is straightforward to play, which ensures it’s a fun game throughout.
Red Wings has both day and night missions. I personally found the night missions to be a little more exciting, and thankfully you get to do your first nighttime dogfight early on in the campaign.
There are two campaigns to pick from in Red Wings Aces of the Sky; Triple Alliance, and Triple Entente, both offering unique stories as well as unique planes to choose from.
Like the other game modes, the campaign can be played in both single-player as well as a two-player co-op mode.
In total there are 50 missions, split between the two factions. The entire gameplay and story aren’t exactly historically accurate, but instead is more of an arcade dogfighting game. So if you are looking for a super realistic homage to world war 1, you might need to continue looking.
However, if you’re happy with taking the game for what it is, an arcade-style, fun dogfighter, then this will definitely be worth playing.
Red Wings Tutorials
As I mentioned above, I’m no veteran of dogfighting games, and to be honest, I’ve never been much of a fan of them either. However, Red Wings Aces of the Sky jumps you straight into the game with a solid tutorial to get you to grips with the basic movement and combat.
You could jump straight into a game and figure it out yourself pretty quickly, but for those of us, like me, who are new to the genre, it’s nice to have a quick introduction to the mechanics of the game.
The detailed, yet brief tutorials also walk you through the skill system, showing you how you can earn new abilities and assign them to your buttons, to be used in battle.
Planes & Customization
Once you start progressing through the game, you are able to choose between several different planes, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.
But starting out, you will only have two planes you can choose from, per faction, and will not be able to do any customization to the planes until you unlock them.
Red Wings: Aces of Sky Baron Edition
For those of you that like to collect physical boxed editions of games, Red Wings: Aces of the Sky Baron Edition comes with some awesome extras which would be a worthy addition to your collection.