Posts Tagged Flying

Galaxy Dash: Race to the Outer Run Review

Galaxy Dash: Race to the Outer Run Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Galaxy Dash has bags of charm and appeal, but the gameplay is slightly lacking in variety.

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Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville Review

Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville is an average shooting/action game. Problem is you don't ever want to hear the word "average" alongside "Powerpuff Girls."

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Paperchase Review

Paperchase Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Like a piece of parchment, Paperchase is beautiful but thin.

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Millie Review

Millie Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mille delivers a cute premise, nice graphics, and plenty of levels to play in, but it seems mostly suited to a younger audience.

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Fly Catbug Fly! Review

Fly Catbug Fly! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Based on the popular web series, Fly Catbug Fly! is an endless flying game staring an adorable lady bug cat who needs help collecting expensive junk through 9 different locations.

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Cloud Spin Updates to a Universal App, Celebrates by Going Half-Off for Limited Time

Posted by on March 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Cloud Spin has been updated to become a universal app; it is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch in addition to the iPad. Thus, the flying adventure featuring Lucky the rabbit is now playable on a whole lot more iOS devices.

When we had a look at the app in Fall 2013, we thought it was great, and this update definitely increases its attractiveness. The game has also been tweaked with improvements based on on user/reviewer feedback, including more music variety in Tournament mode. To mark this update, the app will be offered for 50% off for a limited time.

Cloud Spin is available on the App Store for $0.99 until March 13, when it returns to its regular price of $1.99.

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Beyond Space Review

Beyond Space Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Beyond Space's gameplay is good, but its production values are out of this world.

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Any Landing Review

Any Landing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In need of a little more explanation, Any Landing is worth learning as it's a charming game all about flying passengers around.

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Dragon Trials Review

Dragon Trials Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dragon Trials' multiplayer flying duels are fun once other players finally show up.

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Zombie Volcano Review

Zombie Volcano Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zombie Volcano will provide gamers with a familiar experience to other endless side-scrolling adventures both past and present. But, whilst fun, there's little here that we haven't already seen before.

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AdvenChewers Review

AdvenChewers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
AdvenChewers has players blowing bubbles across 48 levels, chewing gum wisely to make it to the end of the stage.

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Cloud Spin Review

Cloud Spin Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Its controls could do with some work, but Cloud Spin is still quite the enjoyable delight.

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Aviation Empire Review

Aviation Empire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ever wanted to control an airline? This might be just what you wanted.

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Lonely Ship Review

Lonely Ship Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Despite the lack of light this endless flyer most definitely does *not* stumble around in the dark.

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Pilot’s Path Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who would have thought that transporting cargo from place to place in a helicopter could be so much fun?

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Air Mail Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Air Mail is a colorful flying game where players must complete missions while flying around gorgeous environments.

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Sugar High Review

Sugar High Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Borrowing a little too heavily from Tiny Wings, Sugar High does at least come up with some of its own ideas.

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Paper Baron Review

Paper Baron Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get a healthy dose of long distance gliding and location-based domination in this free-to-play offering.

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Sky Defenders Review

Sky Defenders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The best part about Sky Defenders is its foray into offering gamers a unique style of top-down gaming with power-ups fit for a superhero.

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Foodie The Bug Review

Foodie The Bug Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get Foodie to the end of the level before the time runs out!

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Previously, I reported that pilots were using special apps to help cut down on paper clutter in the cockpit by storing digital copies of flight charts. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration is going to allow for the expanded usage of iPads in the cockpit for the use and storage of charts and manuals as well as flight charts in the cockpit during flights, starting with American Airlines flights on Boeing 777 planes on Friday, December 16th. What’s curious is that even just by lightening flight loads by 35 pounds as iPad usage versus paper materials provides, airlines can save $1.2 million in fuel costs. For cash-strapped airlines like American Airlines, this is surely wonderful news.

This raises the question, of course, if pilots can now use their iPads in the cockpit, and if they can have them on during landing and takeoff as they conceivably could, what’s stopping the FAA from allowing people to use their own iPads at the same time, far away from the sensitive equipment? With little evidence to suggest that electronic devices offer any kind of risk, it might be time for the FAA to re-examine this policy.

NuOxygen has just released “The Racing 3D Flight Simulator,” Ikaro Racing HD for iOS devices, and it’s looking pretty neat. Players will race through a diverse set of environments (and 22 tracks), from sprawling cities to winding canyons, jockeying for first place. It won’t be easy, but it makes winning that much more satisfying.

The game is designed to steadily increase in difficulty, so that players adjust naturally to the curve. It’s meant to be more pleasant than panic-inducing, with cameras that highlight the beauty of the landscape or the details of the planes so that the visuals can truly be appreciated. Of course, spending too much time drinking in the details are a good way to end up face-planting into an obstacle. A danger that becomes even more real when the dynamic weather system opts to replace those clears skies with a thunderstorm.

Ikaro Racing HD was designed with the iPad 2 in mind, but it’s also available for most other iOS devices. It just requires some tweaking in the options menu first. Aspiring air jockeys can grab it off of the App Store right now for free.



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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-15 :: Category: Games

Gyro13 – Steam Copter Arcade HD Review

Gyro13 – Steam Copter Arcade HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gyro13 slaps a fresh coat of paint (and pumps up the difficulty) to a very old classic.

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Rogue Sky Review

Rogue Sky Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rogue Sky offers an old school control method along with an old school difficulty curve in this balloon flying game.

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Fossil Feast Review

Fossil Feast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fossil Feast is an oddly relaxing game all about eating everything that moves.

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Games involving flying down narrow corridors using only a single button for lift have been around almost as long as video tennis. Some of these iterations get around the stigma associated with “classic” formulas by using attention-grabbing visuals or funky music. Still others just go nuts and see what sticks.

Doodle Plane, from the minds over at Chitralekha Productions, mostly follows the example of the former. It’s pretty much flying through narrow spaces and tapping a button to climb, but the colorful chalkboard graphics (and “sketchy” animations) make it a bit more interesting visually. The addition of a throttle, however, adds a (basic) new dimension to the idea. Having to carefully monitor height and speed make the levels a bit more frantic, and it’s all too easy to accidentally fly past a parachuting office worker (?) when not being careful. If nothing else, it certainly ups the challenge.

It’s also interesting how Doodle Plane forgoes the typical endless corridor design of most similar titles and instead uses stages with a definitive start and finish. Shortly after taking off the levels fall into the expected “one wrong move and BOOM” pattern, but after a bit players will reach an actual end and have to ever-so-delicately try to land their scribbly aeronautical nightmare. It’s not as tough as it sounds, but as with the hapless skydivers it can be easy to overshoot the target when not paying attention.

I doubt anyone who doesn’t enjoy these kinds of games will jump at the chance to play Doodle Plane, but I imagine genre fans will have a good amount of fun with it. Especially as the addition of take-off and landing segments, as well as mid-air rescues, make it more than just a simple re-skinning of a classic.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-18 :: Category: Games

Ever want to fly around as a bat dodging cats and planes? It’s not something that immediately occured to me as a fantastic creature to become but The Night Flier ensures that such an experience is great and cutesy fun.

Flying is the name of the game here with 10 unique levels ensuring plenty of variety throughout. Simply glide from rooftop to rooftop avoiding the many obstacles while popping balloons and eating midges. As the levels go on, the bat gets faster and faster making for a frantic but addictive experience.

High scores are based around completing each level as fast as possible with GameCenter, Twitter and Facebook connectivity enabling players to compare their best scores.

The Night Flier looks set to be a fun distraction for both younger players and adults with its cute and loveable appearance. The bat even changes looks after each level.

The Night Flier is a free and universal app with in-app purchases also available.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-13 :: Category: Games

Super Turbo Action Pig Review

Super Turbo Action Pig Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Super Turbo Action Pig is a well-developed, visually-pleasing pick-up-and-play experience, well worth its “salt.” Its quality animations, graphics and sound are enticing, but the monotony of its current game play can overshadow its overall appeal.

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Glyder 2

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Glyder 2 was one of my most anticipated games of the season. Now that I've finished this soaring, gliding, collection game, I might just play through again.

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iBomber

iBomber

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iBomber stands above the crowd with its great interface, ease of use, challenging levels, and inspiring soundtrack.

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