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Flight simulators have been extremely popular within certain circles, especially the PC crowd. Hundreds of thousands of logged flight time, tons of mods, even elaborate homemade rigs... It's one of those things that's just insanely popular among a specific set of people.
With that rabid fanbase in mind, TAS Games is preparing to release Flight Unlimited - a less expansive but no less impressive single-aircraft simulation. Players can freely explore the immense city and parts of the surrounding suburbs in their adorable little Cesna. Exploration is the key element here, as there don't seem to be any official tasks or missions to complete. It's just the player, the plane, and a city full of things to buzz, land on and crash into. And it sure looks pretty.
Flight Unlimited is available on the App Store now for $2.99. iPhone 3GS users and below need not apply. It's currently only planned for the iPad (1 and 2) and the iPhone 4 (and 4S).
F.A.S.T. from SGN is a very different game that this developers usual offerings. They are best known for the MMOs such as Agency Wars (App Info) and Mafia: Respect and Retaliation (App Info) as well as their Wii-like sports games like SGN Golf (App Info) and iBowl (App Info).
F.A.S.T. stands for Fleet Air Superiority Training and is a really killer arcade flight simulator. The game supports both single player and up to 4 players in dogfight mode over wifi.
There are multiple unlockable planes all the way up to the B2 Stealth bomber. As you progress in the missions, and beat them in under the required time, you will unlock planes which will give you more power for successive levels.
Once the app is updated to take advantage of in-app purchasing in OS 3.0, expect many more purchasable missions and equipment.
The game looks impressive, is very responsive, but the controls take a little getting used to. Take a look at the trailer below for a better idea of the furious gameplay.
Priced at the higher end for a game, $9.99, F.A.S.T. is available now. A lite version with only one plane is planned.