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Air Guitar Warrior XONE

A combination of classical side-scroll shooting with music-rhythmic game. We play the role of the title warrior, who breaks through successive locations, eliminating the hosts of enemies with the use of a shooting guitar. Production is available in two versions, using a Kinect 2.

Arcade | Kinect | 2D | rhythm | music | indie games | side-scroll | shooters | Xbox exclusive titles

Air Guitar Warrior Release Date XONE


developer: Virtual Air Guitar Company publisher: Virtual Air Guitar Company Official website

English language game language: English

Air Guitar Warrior is an arcade game released on XONE and a combination of classical side-scrolling shooter with rhythm game in rock-metal climates. The title was created by an independent Finnish studio Virtual Air Guitar Company, specializing in simple arcade games, created mainly for motion controllers, such as Kinect for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The title debuted in Xbox Live as Air Guitar Warrior Kinect and in its original version required Kinect 2.0 to work. On June 15, 2017, however, an alternative version of the game called Air Guitar Warrior Gamepad Edition was released, designed to work with traditional gamepads.


In the game we play the role of the eponymous, somewhat unusual warrior, whose weapon is a deadly guitar. Our protagonist's task is to find the legendary sword and guitar, but in order to do so, he will have to break through a number of enemy-filled locations and then face the heavy metal incarnation of Zeus in the Roc Gods' Temple.


The game mechanics in Air Guitar Warrior are modelled on classic, side-scrolling shooters. While playing, we constantly move to the right (or in the case of left-handed players - left) side of the screen, traversing a total of fifty different levels and eliminating hordes of opponents, such as burning skulls, ghosts of Vikings, aliens, demons and others. In the course of the game, we also have to ride more than twenty unusual mounts or vehicles and face a total of thirteen giant bosses. The main difference, however, is that the game is played to the rhythm of the music and in order to succeed it is necessary to perform rhythmic movements (or in the case of the gamepad - to press the appropriate buttons of the controller). The main tool to eliminate subsequent adversaries are several different types of guitars, each with five different firing modes.

Technical aspects

Air Guitar Warrior features colorful hand-drawn visuals, stylistically referring to the classic side-scrolling shooters. The soundtrack, composed by Mika Tyyskä and Samppa Siurala, is also worth mentioning. It consists of nineteen original classic rock and heavy metal songs.

Last updated on 13 October 2017

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions Air Guitar Warrior: Good for all ages.

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