1993 SNES game Aero the Acro-Bat coming to Switch

Aero the Acro-Bat

Ratalaika Games is bringing back the classic game Aero the Acro-Bat for Switch, the company just announced. A worldwide release is planned for August 2, 2024.

Aero the Acro-Bat originally appeared on the SNES and SEGA Genesis in 1993. The 2D platformer will also now come with a rewind/turbo function, cheats feature, and more.

Here’s some additional information:

It’s up to Aero the Acro-Bat, the circus’s star performer, to rescue his friends and girlfriend Ariel, and put a stop to Edgar Ektor’s mad plans so everyone can enjoy the show again!

The powerful and eccentric industrialist Edgar Ektor has sworn to destroy the world of amusement as revenge for being banished from the circus when he was a kid after one of his pranks went too far and almost killed a circus animal. He started by invading a local circus with his gang of mad clowns and kidnapping all the circus staff to spoil the show.

Aero the Acro-Bat is NOT your typical platformer in which you just go from start to goal. The players will need to use Aero’s skills in specific ways in order to accomplish the objectives in each stage, and this sets the game aside from many platformers that came before or after. Aero also comes from an era in which games were famous for being challenging, and the Aero series in particular has always been known for its challenging difficulty. Those who can clear these games can really consider themselves platforming masters! But fear not, if it’s too much for you, this new version includes cheats to make things a bit easier!

Key Features

  • Play through 4 areas with 5 stages each, including stages with rides
  • Use Aero’s acrobatic skills to fulfil the objectives in each stage and open the gate to the next stage
  • Face all kinds of wacky enemies
  • Choose between the English and the Japanese versions
  • Rewind/Turbo function: repeat something till you achieve perfection or speed things up
  • Save state function: save wherever you want and restart from that exact point
  • Screen filters: select from several filters to modify the game’s looks (retro-style monitor, black-and-white, etc.)
  • Gallery: check images from the original game’s illustrations, posters, box design, etc.
  • Cheats function: activate several cheats that will make things easier (infinite energy, infinite lives, invulnerability, etc.)

View a trailer for Aero the Acro-Bat below.

Official Trailer

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