Chopper enthusiasts on iOS needn’t twiddle their thumbs any longer (except to direct hot lead at their enemies) – GameSpire’s World of Gunships is finally available on Apple devices. This aerial shooter puts you in control of an attack helicopter as you take on other players and NPCs in a battle to the death.
There are a few different modes to play around with. Death Match does what it says on the fuselage, pitting you against other players from around the world, whilst Teamplay divides players into two groups for a war in the sky. Campaign mode challenges you with various missions requiring your firepower and flying expertise to complete.
As you play, you’ll unlock, upgrade and customise more than 20 gunships, all with differing stats. During battle, you have your main cannon for lower-powered automatic fire, and your missiles for sporadic but explosive attacks. While your main cannon has unlimited ammo, firing too much in quick succession will cause the gun to overheat. Missiles and fuel are finite, and your gunship will accumulate damage over time. Luckily, the enemies you defeat sometimes drop ammo, refuelling canisters and repair spanners to keep you in the fight.
The controls in World of Gunships are straightforward enough – the pad on the left is for movement and direction, the pad on the right for firepower. The graphics are detailed, fully 3D and in a third-person perspective so you can admire your choice of camo skin. The HUD includes all the detail you need such as altitude, fuel capacity and where your enemies are, without feeling cluttered.
Take to the skies and test your mettle against players from around the world. Download World of Gunships for free from the App Store.