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Aces Wild is a fast-paced, hardcore, aerial beat 'em up! Engage in insane aerial martial arts combat against countless opponents! It utilizes a 'Wild Meter' which increases the power of your attacks but also makes enemies more aggressive!
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013
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About the Game

Aces Wild is a fast-paced, hardcore, aerial beat 'em up!

Engage in insane aerial martial arts combat against countless opponents!

It utilizes a 'Wild Meter' which increases the power of your attacks but
also makes enemies more aggressive!

You play as Ace Wilder trying to defeat your brother Rex in a tournament where he and all the other entrants have colluded against you. Utilize a wide range of offensive and defensive skills to defeat hordes of enemies all at once and go for a high score! There are several playable characters and local co-op play!

It also has a jammin' soundtrack, smooth frame by frame animation and fully voiced characters!

Game and Art by Tyler Doak / Kicks , Culture Attack Studio
Music by James Landino / KgZ

Combat Mechanics

Aces Wild boats a free-form combat system that feels amazing, is fun for new players and deep for hardcore and stylish players.

Wild System
As you engage in combat, your Wild Meter will fill up.
This increases the damage your attacks do but also makes enemies stronger and more aggressive.
Attacking enemies builds Wild. Taking damage lowers Wild.
A true fighter will learn to build Wild for an advantage, then expend it to maintain the advantage before the enemy exploits it.

Rapid Attack
Rapid Attacks allow you to fly through the air and perform quick combination attacks against enemies!
It fills up your Wild Meter quickly. The faster you fly, the more Wild you build.
Defeating an enemy with a Rapid Attack gives you more Wild.

Crash Attack
Crash Attacks allow you to deal insane damage and send enemies flying and bouncing off the environment!
They get a larger damage bonus from your Wild Meter.
Every Crash attack has different properties and they use Wild when you execute them.
Some have special effects like letting you knock the environment and enemies into each other.
An enemy hit with a Crash Attack will receive more damage and yield more Wild when attacked.

Crash Charge
By holding the Crash Attack button, you can expend Wild Meter to Charge the Crash Attack making them bigger and stronger.
Damage from these attacks becomes ridiculous.
You have free-form movement while Charging a Crash Attack.

Dashing lets you travel in any direction very quickly.
You can extend the length of a Dash by holding the button.
Holding no direction while Dashing lets you perform a Homing Dash.

Dodging makes you invincible and lets you avoid enemy attacks. It's the most important skill and you'll be doing it a lot!
Performing a successful Dodge makes you invincible for a bit longer than normal letting you attack freely.
If you Dash out of a successful Dodge, you will maintain invincibility.

Wild Counter
If you press and hold the Dodge button and perform a successful Dodge then press Rapid or Crash attack,
you will execute a Wild Counter! There is a different skill for each attack type: Rapid Counter and Crash Counter.
Wild Counters are powerful skills with varying effects.

Panic Attack
If you build your Wild Meter higher than the Panic Threshold you can execute a Panic Attack.
This expends all of your Wild but restores your Health, makes you invincible and knocks enemies away from you.
Use this if things get too scary or if your Wild gets out of hand.
Panic attacks also increase the Panic Threshold and resets your Rank.

Rank is a judgement of your performance in combat.
As you attack and defeat enemies, your Rank will increase. Taking damage lowers it significantly.
Rank is similar to Wild in that it also makes enemies stronger and more aggressive but is more extreme.
However, Rank is much more difficult to maintain at a high level.
Rank increases the Score you receive from attacking and defeating enemies.
Rank also increases the rate at which you build Wild Meter.

Each time you strike an enemy or defeat an enemy, you earn Score based on how much damage you deal.
This is multiplied by the type of enemy and your current Rank.
Score earned from damage is slightly exponential, so a 20-damage attack is worth more than two 10-damage attacks.
You receive a percent bonus to your score for a Stage based on how quickly you cleared the Stage.

Certain enemies will have violet smoke emanating from them. When defeated, they will explode into BONUS NINJAS.
Bonus Ninjas are large swarms of aggressive enemies. It is your chance to boost your score or totally ruin your Wild and Rank.
A hidden 'Pinata Meter' increases based on your Rank when you defeat regular enemies. This will also yield Bonus Ninjas from regular enemies. The amount of Bonus Ninjas you receive is based on your Rank, Wild and strength of attack.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 320 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader 1.2
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 166 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or Direct Input Controller Highly Recommended
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.4 hrs on record
A game with extremely simple mechanics that are designed in such a way to give a good amount of depth. It's designed to be extremely rewarding when you play well, and very punishing when you make mistakes. The music is awesome, and you can punch ninjas so hard that they explode into more ninjas.
Posted: April 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
A very underrated, simple, classic acrade game! The difficulty is hard enough that each boss fights may take a couple of tries but feeling of acomplishment is felt after each battle. (Y)
Posted: May 7
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record

Posted: May 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
The best 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up I've seen in a while.

I picked this title up on sale and let me just say this is one helluva game. I can easily say I would've payed regular price for it. With its fast-paced and frantic gameplay, flashy combat, increasingly brutal difficulty with increasingly ruthless enemies, Aces Wild delivers! To give you an idea of what you're in for, Aces Wild is the Serious Sam of side-scrolling brawlers: wave after wave of mass enemy attacks and short moments of reprive in-between. It's occasionally rage-inducing but always addictive. You even have the option to tackle the world with a friend with its drop-in co-op; which is great because in Aces Wild you will definitely need all the help you can get! There's even a Boss Rush mode for anyone gutsy enough to take on the game's cruel bosses all in a row.

Flashy. Frantic. Manic. Challenging. Addicting. Amazing. WILD!
The title doesn't lie; Aces Wild is everything it says and more! If you're a fan of Double-Dragon, Streets of Rage, or beat-em-ups in general, this game is a must-have for your collection!

Posted: June 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
It's so so for a 2D fighting platformer. It's to keeny for eyes to see, so, It's a little bit unsafe for people with seizure-induced problem.
Not so many feature to propose here, not even an weapon upgrade, stats, or anything else you may find in 20 years ago Megaman X. You may look at the description provide by the dev; Wild System Rapid Attack
Crash Attack Dash Dodge Wild Counter
, etc. That's all what this game gives you! you sure this one created in 2013?

I hereby recommend this, just to fullfill your 15minutes spare time and don't know what else to play, but don't want to play a game that need consentration.

And to conclude my review, Get this game anywhere else, ask your friends if they have this game with DRM Free version, don't get this on steam. No achievment, no cards, problem with Steam Overlay. It's only to cover up your gametime literally, better with Free DRM one.
Posted: July 7
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92 of 107 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
The time I have played on Steam doesn't reflect the probably 50 hours I've put into this since it launched on the Humble Store. As a description, I have only this: imagine a world in which Platinum Games teamed up with Treasure to make a brawler with surprising depth, tons of enemies on screen, and a dog that explodes into a cloud of ninjas. If you like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, River City Ransom, Double Dragon, or fun and don't buy this game, I don't know what to tell you.
Posted: January 31
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