Aero's Quest is a fast paced side scroller puzzle-platformer where the player have to lead Aero in his quest to save Ariella from the evil Andraus by solving puzzles throughout more than 100 colorful and challenging levels.
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Mostly Positive (63 reviews) - 77% of the 63 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 8, 2015

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“Aero's Quest keeps you consistently entertained and has a morbid sense of humor. If you like platformers that stimulate both your brain and your heartstrings, then this game is for you.”
Indie Game Magazine

“Aero’s Quest is worthwhile to anyone who is a fan of platforming, puzzles and being challenged”
8.5/10 – Power Up Gaming UK

“Aero’s Quest is a very good game overall”
4.5/5 – GameMaker Blog

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About This Game

Lead Aero in his quest to save his beloved Ariella from the evil Andraus. Aero's Quest is a fast-paced, challenging puzzle-platformer that takes the best of late '80s retro gaming goodness, and rolls it up in a delicious contemporary wrapper.
The game features 101 levels full of challenging puzzles and full of platforms divided in 10 different sub-zones, special levels, boss fight, power ups, normal mode and speedrun mode for fast challenges against the time, option to save game and records, in-game rewards and 13 Steam Achievements plus many other options.
Press said that Aero's Quest is where Super Meat Boy meets Megaman.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: Recomended to set the option "Graphic Quality" on LOW on older machines
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • Additional Notes: Recomended to set the option "Graphic Quality" on LOW on older machines
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6, and above
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 160 MB available space
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 8, 2015
Really enjoy the simple platform mechanics, reminds me a lot of the games I used to play as a kid (ah, nostalgia). Can be a bit challenging, but spurs you on to keep playing and get through each level. Good game for a lunch break or at the end of a long day. Also - love the death animation. Classic!
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
I have been having so much fun with this game so far. It's so nostalgic. Aero's Quest has great graphics, gameplay and music that take me back to the day of the Super Nintendo, which is a great thing. It reminds me of all the great platformers I used to play back then. With the speed run leaderboards, it has so much replay value. For the price, you'd be unwise to pass this game up if you like puzzle/platformers.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2015
I really enjoy this game. being a big fan of retro games, this sparks some interesting takes on that oldschool feel.
I like the challenge of timing in Aeros quest. it's a little slow to start, but once you get past the early tutorial levels you'll soon know what it means to be fast or die fast. Also no shortage of precision movement, like with air control. Dodging traps and missiles. powerups arent for the needy either! they are neccessary!

level 20 really had me going, and it begins the metroid style backtracking that really fine tunes your skills in this unforgiving platformer
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Aero's Quest offers a challenging puzzle platforming experience with precision controls and interesting mechanics that make it worth a try. The graphics aren't the best but the gameplay makes up for it.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Do you like a good challenge with puzzles and many of levels to beat, this is the game to play!
Hard to stop playing ones you started. 10/10
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Game is very hard, but if you are into that sort of thing push past it - I think you will find that this game has a nice flow.

Speed runs feel a bit different compared to other sidescrollers - the developer seems to want you to make many small pauses during your run.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
I can understand why Aero's Quest brings out some comtroversy. The game falls in the genre of puzzle-platformers (maybe more platformer than puzzle) which is full of good (and bad titles). It's hard to stand out in this kind of genre.
Aero's quest does the job to me, I see why somebody can say that few aspects of the game are outdated but I believe that for that peice the value is there.
I personally enjoyed it a lot, and I will play it till I beat it.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
A tricky little platformer, but thats what makes it so charming. At times its hard beyond belief but to me thats where the magic is, similar to the 'Unfair Mario' games, a learn from your mistakes kind of game but super fun none the less & also being able to be the fastest Speedruner in the world for the game (or 1 stage at least) is pretty cool :)
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Aero's Quest is a challenging and addictive game. It can be frustrating at times but the desire to push forward to the next level always seems to be there. I really like the art and death animations. Overall a solid game that is good to play after a long day at work. I look forward to getting further into the game.

Kanye Approved.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
The game is a good game. I might understand the negative reviews in some points but the game is solid and bit (over 100 levels).
The only problem for the game is probably that it gets very addictive but only when you are deep into it.
I personally love it and let's not forget that doesn't cost a lot!
I rate it 4/5
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Obey the Fist!
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
A tired 2D "retro" platformer. The graphics are such low quality, it's difficult to be sure if they're deliberately retro, or just bad.

Gameplay isn't much better. It's as if people who had been told about 2D platformers were asked to design one without ever having played one. Resultingly the gameplay doesn't fit together very well and isn't much fun.

Controls aren't perfect, but not terrible. Some more effort could have been expended here to try salvage the other areas of the game, but it's just not enough.

Finally, you can't change resolution properly, you get pillarboxed if you own a PC from 2006 or later.

I'd feel sorry for them, but they're here on Steam with their hand out for your money. Don't give it to them.
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Pale Dolphin
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
an underwhelming platformer with mediocre graphics.

Let me start off by saying that the game is quite underwhelming and riddled with bugs.

At it's current state, it's mostly unplayable -- unfortunately. For me, it was crashing every 5-10 minutes in game, which was just infuriating. Second problem is drastic FPS drops, that tend to happen randomly (as well as the crashes, though) -- it did help me complete a level, though, but I don't think that was how the game was supposed to be played by dev.

And even if the game was in the nearest to be fixed, there is no unique gameplay to interest the player. Yeah, it's easy to learn and the few levels in the beginning are kinda interesting to play through -- you're waiting for something new to happen, for the gameplay to expand. Alas, that's not about to happen.

Graphics are outdated (the death animation is especially cringy), and sound effects are boring and only irritate -- I muted the game after playing 10-15 minutes.

Overall, there's nothing to recommend this game for. It lacks polish, and I don't think the bugs would ever be fixed (they usually aren't in the titles like this one), so you can just move along and pick up some other platformer.
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All Might
8.6 hrs
Posted: July 24
Got Aero's Quest as part of a bundle, and it turned out to be a nice edition to my library. SNES-style game that has hours of fun. :)
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 3
Managed to play 16minutes of this game, with it crashing 3 times.
Now uninstalled unfortunatley, i was enjoying the game play.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: June 24
Do you have faith in a higher power? Well if you want to play this game you should. the RNG will bone you time and time again. standing still on a platform and that trap not hitting you? well on is 3rd pass BOOM! you're dead. Started running right at the beging of the level and make it through the first trap? Cool hope you don't die and have to do it again because it most likely won't work the next time you try. Think you have the timing of that trap down? nope RNG bones you by it going off at a weird time...

I Really tried to play through this game and I did enjoy the fist levels. I made it through Part 2 of the 2nd area and I'm done.

All and all this game is the definition of artifical difficulty
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 12
Game is unplayable. Crashed on first attempt to start a game. Second attempt had horrible slowdown about 10 minutes to the point that a fade out screen took 15 seconds. Checked the forums, others have had these problems as well.

Even if it did run smoothly, the game doesn't appear to do anything mechanicly unique or particularly interesting in the basic platforming genre. It lacks a cohesive visual design and has no polish. Nothing to recommend it above other better offerings in the genre.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: January 11
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0.4 hrs
Posted: January 2
This game is quite neat. It starts off super easy, but as the levels progress, it does get way harder. There is tons of content and levels, lots of platforms to jump too, and a cute story. Its a nice game.
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47.6 hrs
Posted: November 6, 2015
Puzzle-platformers are an interesting genre. The game has to have a decent balance of both platforming elements and controls as well as puzzle elements to keep fans of both genres entertained and satisfied. Aero’s Quest attempts to achieve just that. From screenshots and videos it seems more platforming than puzzle at first glance, but let’s take a deeper look to see if Aero’s Quest can bring out the best of both genres.

Aero’s Quest revolves around Aero who is attempting to save his girlfriend Ariella who has been taken captive by a fearsome android named Andraus. After Andraus captured Ariella, he also captured Aero and partially turned him into a machine before dumping him back into the woods. Now Aero must prove his love to Ariella before Andraus can rip it apart. In other words, it’s your basic story of “boy likes girl, villain also likes girl, villain takes the girl, and you have to rescue her”.

The game is comprised one hundred stages which is spread across five areas, each separated into two parts with ten stages in each. In each stage you’ll find anywhere from one to several red switches on the ground. To complete each stage you have to turn on each switch by stepping on it which opens a cage at the end that contains Ariella, then reach the cage only to have Andraus take her away. Kind of Meat Boy-esque in a way. Unsurprisingly it’s not typically as straight forward as that as you’ll have to occasionally find keys to open locks to some of the switches, dodge enemies, and basically find the best way to accomplish all of this without getting hit even once.

The early stages are simple enough; hit the switches and get out. As the game progresses you’ll be introduced to different enemies and obstacles you have to avoid such as cannons and rockets that shoot out from the walls, as well as a few different power-ups to collect such as temporarily being able to jump higher or the ability to slow down time. These add some interesting mechanics to the game, but at times can seem a bit misplaced. I’ve seen a couple of times that I’ve had to backtrack through some obstacles and the game gives you a stealth power-up to pass right through them, as it would be very difficult otherwise, but then a stage or two later you have a very similar scenario and the game gives you a Time Warp power-up instead. Granted that slows down time but with the fire rates and speeds of some of the bombs and rockets, it’s still difficult to find the right moment to proceed without getting blown up, even with time slowed down.

The controls aren’t too bad but they feel a bit tight and loose at the same time. The controls are very responsive and you can even change directions in the air on a whim, but the jumping itself is kind of floaty. What I mean by that is when you jump you kind of float back down a bit as opposed to realistically descending at a normal rate. It’s hard to put into words but think of various classic games such as Mario and Mega Man, or even more recent games like Axiom Verge. When you jump up you come down at a reasonable rate. Here it’s a bit more slow and can throw off your timing or make various obstacles hard to avoid. I swear I had one stage early on in which I died close to two dozen times at a set of steps that launched out rockets because I kept mistiming my landing speed and end up landing right on a rocket.

Graphically the game looks okay. I wouldn’t say it’s anything to write home about, but it’s not bad either. It fits the game pretty nicely, but there is one thing that I have to complain about, and that’s the foreground. The game has around one hundred stages taking place across several different environments, but sometimes the foreground and area effects can actually hinder things, such as in the volcanic area. I appreciate the art as well as the heat effects they put in, but on numerous occasions they’ve actually hindered my progress and I’ve lost several lives because the foreground blocked my vision of what was ahead.

In terms of replay value there’s quite a bit if you can manage to clear the stages themselves first. You have the ability to replay any level you’ve already cleared in an attempt to earn stars with each stage giving you three possible, and sadly all three are earned the exact same way every time…and I don’t mean “it’s always X amount of points and such”, but the exact…same…way.The first star is for getting at least 1500 points, the second star for nabbing at least two drones in each stage, and the third for finishing it without dying. However, if you fulfill any of these requirements when you first play through the stage while going through the story, you’ll already have that star completed when you go back to it later.

Finally there’s a speedrun mode which lets you basically rush through the game in two different ways: either the entire game as a whole or each set of ten stages (keep in mind that each of the five areas has two parts of ten stages each). I like this as outside of the full game run you only have to worry about ten stages, but there are two things I thought would have been done differently. First, I’m a little curious as to why you can do each individual part, but not the area as whole. Second, you can even do the areas that you haven’t even been to yet. I figured that like when going for the achievement stars you’d have to have an area available in the story to speed run it, but apparently not. I was able to go straight to the last area in Speed Run mode before I was anywhere near it in Story mode…not that I recommend it, I died a lot.

In the end, Aero’s Quest is a fun and challenging game if you like puzzle-platformers, but it’s not without its flaws and a couple of them can frustrate some players quickly.The foreground elements can on a few occasions get in your way, but not to the point that it’s a major hindrance for the entire game.The jumping is probably the worst area for me and, again, it’s not game breaking or anything, but I felt like a lot of the deaths weren’t necessarily because of me, but because of how the game handles the jump physics. Overall if you like puzzle games of this nature, this is one to check out and give a shot.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 17, 2015
Aero's Quest is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is indie
- have trading cards
- have action

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