Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Panic flight is a fun and easy to play game. Players control an airplane and need to pilot it to the end of every mission. In the way are numerous types of obstacles and hazards.
Tapping is the only control in the game. The plane will immediately start to fly towards where the screen in being tapped. There are various pickups throughout each level that players fly into, some of which are beneficial and others of which are malicious. Players also have to be conscious of the level of fuel, which is always going down.
The main obstacles are dark clouds, which decrease speed and make the plane consume more fuel. Other obstacles include tornados, UFOs, and pirate planes. Also, some floating pickups cause the airplane to become huge and thus make it even harder to avoid clouds. Fortunately, there is also an invisibility bonus that will destroy any clouds while it is active. Fuel bonuses also occasionally populate the sky, which replenish the fuel supply.
Golden “aerocoins” are floating throughout the level and can be redeemed for items. The faster the level is completed, the more aerocoins players earn and just finishing the level gives players a set reward. There are many planes and a bunch of upgrades that can be purchased and applied to every plane. Each plane has a set speed, agility, and fuel. Items can be purchased to upgrade each of the 3 categories. Some items can only be purchased with flight credits, and additional flight credits can be purchased for additional money. Unlike some freemium games, Panic Flight doesn’t make it necessary to spend real money, although obtaining a good amount of both types of in-game currency can be a little difficult.
Panic Flight consists of two different game modes: regular/campaign and infinite flight. There are a total of 21 missions that take players around the world, so there is plenty of content to keep players busy. Also, some of the missions even have quests or mini-missions. Players can either play through the game to unlock the levels, or purchase them with flight credits, a type of in-game currency.
In the beginning there is an informative tutorial that explains how to play. It overlays instructions on the game and actually lets players try out the instructions. I definitely prefer tutorials to just a screen full of text instructions. The graphics are colorful and vibrant. The soundtrack is upbeat and well composed.
Panic Flight is a really respectable freemium game. It’s definitely possible to spend no money on it and still have an enjoyable experience. There is a ton of content included, too. From all of the missions to the numerous upgrades, the app can easily provide hours of entertainment.