Aero Fighters 2 / Sonic Wings 2

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Aero Fighters 2 US Flyer.jpg
Developer Video System
Meg Count 102
NGH # 075
Release Neo Geo MVS - 07/18/1994
Neo Geo Home - 08/26/1994
Neo Geo CD - 09/29/1994
Designer(s) A. Ōkawara
Katsuyuki Yamamotoya
Hiroko Yokoyama
Composer(s) Hiroyuki Itou
Norie Aoki
Soshi Hosoi
Genre(s) Shooter

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 projectiles from the plane and the B button launching a special bomb attack which uses a bomb from a limited stock of bombs. Power projectiles can be obtained by destroying buildings and armored enemy planes. There are two types of Power projectiles: "P" Power projectiles, that increase the plane's firepower by one level, and "F" Power projectiles, that increase the plane's firepower to the maximum level instantly. The maximum level only lasts for a limited number of shots. When certain ground enemies and buildings are destroyed, money bonuses appear which give a set number of points based on how fast you destroy them and how quickly you collected the bonus. When the player reaches the end of the stage, the player has to face a boss ship. There are ten levels. Once those levels are beaten, there is an intermission. Another ten levels beaten at a higher difficulty will result in the game ending.


Once a wicked organization schemed to destroy the world but it was wiped out by 8 pilots. 2 years later, a mighty, unknown army suddenly appeared and soon occupied the world. The United Nations Peace Keeping Force rushed in to intercept them but missed in the enemy [sic]. Their last reports say that the super weapons which had attacked the world 2 years ago still exist. But does the organization behind them still exist?

The U.N. has requested the International Secret Rescue team to take action. The commander was [sic] ordered all members to destroy them completely. Now, the time to sortie is upon us!


An American F-117A Nighthawk piloted by Robo-Keaton (Patriotic robot)
An American A-10 Thunderbolt II piloted by Captain Silver (Retired top gun with his pet parrot Polly)
A Japanese Fighter-Support X piloted by Hien (Ninja)
A Japanese F-15 Eagle piloted by Mao Mao (Female teenage pop star)
An International F-14 Tomcat piloted by Cindy & Ellen (Mother & young daughter)
An International YF-23 "Black Widow II" piloted by Spanky/Whity (Talking dolphin)
A French Rafale piloted by Steve/Angela (Punk rocker)
A British Sea Harrier FRS2 piloted by Bobby (Baby)

Cartridge/CD Shots



Aero Fighters 2 FAQ v1.02 by Baby Bonnie Hood

Aero Fighters 2 FAQ by Penguin


Aero Fighters 2 Review by Kazuya_UK


  • The storyline changes according to the pilot currently selected, and so do the endings. Try out different pair combinations in order to see some truly wacky endings!
  • The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'OH!'
  • The end of level bosses change from each game.
  • There were 2 unused bosses


Sonic Wings 2 OST

Game Connections

  • Follows Aero Fighters (Arcade/SNES)
  • Followed by Aero Fighters 3 / Sonic Wings 3 (Neo-Geo)
  • Followed by Sonic Wings Limited (Arcade)
  • Followed by Sonic Wings Special (Saturn/Playstation)
  • Followed by Aero Fighters Assault (Nintendo 64)