Sonic Wings 3 was released in October 1995 in Japan.
This game is known outside Japan as "Aero Fighters 3".
This represent the latest game in the Sonic Wings series for the Neo-Geo MVS.
Malcolm from 1993's "Ta-o Taido
" makes an appearance as a pilot. His plane has a special charged shot ability that is unique to him and Spanky (by holding Fire button).
The strange ship that appears at the end of each level and warps away after the boss is defeated first appeared in "Turbo Force
" as a regular enemy during Stage 2.
There are four random last bosses in the game, two for the Sea stage and two for the Space stage. In the Sea level, the most common one is Bagarius, a large alien submarine. The rarer one is a Giant Squid, you can't attack it and it doesn't attack you. In the Space level, the most common one is Gurabura, a UFO. And the rarer one is Soh Takeko, a mahjong piece. You can get four bad endings if you let them escape.
There are a total of 23 endings in the game. Twelve are for the individual character endings, six are for the team endings, four are for the bad endings and one when you beat the 2nd loop.
The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'HEY'.
Soundtrack album releases :
Sonic Wings 3 (PCCB-00193) (20/10/1995) [Pony Canyon/Scitron]