Rivals of Aether is the perfect entry to the Platform Fighter genre.
Rivals of Aether is an indie arcade game made by Dan Fornace. Choose a Rival to bring into the battlefield and manipulate the powers of the classical elements and animal movement. The game is set in a world where warring civilizations summon the power of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. Praised for its competitive gameplay and intensive training tools, Rivals of Aether is the perfect entry to the Platform Fighter genre. Choose a Rival from 8 available characters. Etalus is a legendary warrior in his native land. He is one of the last surviving members of the Harbor Guard and uses the power of ice to augment his massive strength. Absa is a famed engineer and martialist of the Elders of the Air Alliance. Despite the laws of the Elders, Absa secretly developed storm techniques in the caves of the Archai mountains. Maypul is the self-appointed Guardian of the Aetherian Forest. She commands fearful respect throughout the forest for her unhesitating vigilantism. She uses her agility to trap any unknown intruders before they even realize she is there. Forsburn is the disgraced, eldest son of the Firelands’ ruling family. After being condemned by the Fire Council and his own brother, Forsburn found refuge in a group of outsiders who had rejected the flame and mastered the way of smoke. Kragg is a defender of the colossal Aetherian Forest. Deliberate and loyal, he is one of the infamous Wall Runners who patrol the Rock Wall. Unlike other Wall Runners, Kragg has the legendary ability to control the earth with his will. The youngest trainee in the history of the Air Academy, Wrastor has never lived by anyone’s rules but his own. Currently an Aerial Ace for the Air Armada, Wrastor is wrecking havoc among the Armada’s enemies and generals alike. Orcane is a playful trickster, notorious for escaping even the most precarious of situations. He can transform into water and confuse enemies with a spray of bubbles. Zetterburn, a son of the ruling family of the Firelands, is an experienced and hardened warrior. In battle, Zetterburn uses no weapons except for his razor-sharp claws and ability to control flame. Play STORY MODE to learn the backstory behind each rival and begin to uncover the hidden mysteries of Aether.
Release Date: 28 Mar, 2017
Developer: Dan Fornace
Publisher: Dan Fornace
Genre: Action, Casual, Indie
Rivals of Aether
OS: Win 7
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- Choose VERSUS MODE to duke it out in competitive 1v1 or 2v2 fights, or jump into a free-for-all.
- Take your skills online in ONLINE VERSUS ! Play against your friends or test your skills in RANKED MODE to climb the leaderboard.
- Play STORY MODE to learn the backstory behind each rival and begin to uncover the hidden mysteries of Aether.
- Study TUTORIAL MODE to hone your skills from beginner to advanced lessons. Or boot up PRACTICE MODE to get your hands on all the frame data and hitbox visualizations.
- Dive into ABYSS MODE to see how many waves of shadowy fighters you can defeat and reach the leaderboards alone or with a friend. Customize your Abyss Mode builds and challenge your friends in ABYSS VERSUS .
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Rivals of Aether Review
Rivals or Aether, or RoA, is an indie platform fighter, meaning it has the same basic mechanics as Super Smash Bros. It has an awesome story mode and a lot of post story game modes to keep you interested and having fun. With 8 characters, it doesn't seem like a very diverse cast, but that's where looks can be deceiving, because each character plays so differently from one another, and Dan still intends to add more characters as time goes on! 11 stages is also a great number compared to the number of legal stages in Smash games. The game is specifically designed for competitive play. Having friends to play with, especially local ones is where the game shines. Amazing fighting game for someone who is really into smash bros, especially melee. There is a bit of a learning curve coming into this game, but overall has a lot to offer casually and competitively.