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Ace Combat: Northern Wings
'Ecky thump
by Harry Slater 18/6/2012
Product: Ace Combat: Northern Wings
Developer: Namco Bandai Games
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Format: Mobile
Genre: Action, Arcade, Shooter
Players: 1
Format: J2ME
File size: 1179KB
Reviewed on: K800i
Version: Europe
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Shooting games need to grab you within the first few minutes. As soon as the bullets start flying and the scenery starts exploding, you need to feel like you're the star of your own destructive show.

Ace Combat: Northern Wings might lack the glittering visuals of its console brethren, but its mix of dogfights and bombing runs makes for an impressive arcade-style blaster that fits neatly in your pocket.

Battle speed

The game is a top-down, retro-tinged shoot-'em-up that sees you taking control of a number of different planes, and flying dangerous, exciting sorties all around the world. You control your plane with the '2', '4', '6', and '8' keys, and fire your rockets with '5'. ...
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A tough but hugely entertaining shooter, Ace Combat Northern Wings is well worth a download
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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