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Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action!

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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!

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 / KgZCombat MechanicsAces 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.

Dash
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.

Dodge
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
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.

Scoring
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.

Pinata
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.
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Developer
Culture Attack Studio
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Tyler Doak
Publisher
Culture Attack Studio
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.tylerdoak.com/aceswild

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Memory: 320 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Pixel Shader 1.2
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 166 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or Direct Input Controller Highly Recommended
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Aces Wild: Manic Brawling Action! reviews and comments

Starts out fun but gets too insane to handle
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Microsoft from French
Game hard not to put in all hands. Do you love surpassing, retro and being a Superman worthy of a Sayan? Throw yourself under! Having started in normal and getting to stage 5 on the 7 at this time or I write, I can tell you that I have seen of all colors. Malgrer this short life (as at the time of metal slugs for those who have experienced ^^), replayability is very present. 3 characters with the choice of the start, the levels directly available and quite varied in the decorations but not in the cast of the enemies except the bosses that are just unforgettable (special mention for the dog pee.. XD). gameplay level, it's just EPIC (I play with an Xbox one controller). The 3 characters incarnables are different, the system of counter, Dodge, blow load or else to do a little life thanks to our panic gauge (kind of fury bar) are just wonderful and the keys editable in the options. A tutorial is present for beginners of the hardcore domain as well as a LOCAL co-op that I have not yet tested but which, I think, is strongly sympathetic although it is already difficult in solo saw that its already enough of everywhere (SSB genre). In short: a game of rare intensity that require a joystick and a perfect mastery of the combat system. Prepare to drool! :D Thank you for your attention:).
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My misunderstanding is total against the number of positive reviews of this brawler. It is poorly animated, the sprites used are disgusting, coarse, mat and above all reused. During the same "internship" the same pixelized background is used in the same way, you will see 600 times the same containers reused in each part of the map without blinking, posed there without an ounce of logic in the level design. The gameplay is approximate, with a physics completely non-existent so that the characters steal when they are banging without too much reason. The same music in a loop will break your ears, while your character will constantly shout the same unbearable onomatopoées at the height of 50x/min. in short, it is an auditory ordeal in addition to the rest. No history, a wave mode called arcade that gives you directly "in the bath". Soulless enemies, you must even type dogs (poor beasts) who wear a scarf and chew (excuse the term) lasers. Go to know, I have not tried to understand I preferred ALT + F4. So I see only one glory that was bestowed upon him in the past? Would it be a fossil unearthed by steam and glorified by nostalgic fans? Or the spiritual sequel to a legendary license? Or is it just me who is completely hermetic to the charms of this brawler/beat them all of 2013? You know, I'm going to pass my turn anyway. At your peril.
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