Version Reviewed: 1.01
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Juggling time is a constant battle for all of us. Masochists like me enjoy doing it in the form of a time management game. I don’t know what it’s like to be a flight attendant but if it’s anything like First Class Flurry HD, I never want to be one. It’s stressful and tricky stuff.
Each level offers a selection of seated passengers and a private area in which you can prepare things. Those passengers are frequently very demanding. Sometimes they want a cup of coffee, another time a pillow or a hot dog. Children wander around the aisles, get lost, and need guiding back by you. It’s a hive of activity in which seemingly no one just sits and daydreams through their flight.
You run from person to person, checking their request before (hopefully) fulfilling it. You can queue up activities, as well as carry two things at once, but it’s still a tricky business. Even fans of the genre are going to feel a bit intimidated by how much needs doing here. It’s not helped by the fact that tapping on people or things is cumbersome on the iPhone 5’s screen, or the fact that it’s hard to see what tasks you’ve queued up to perform.
The best path is to work towards some upgrades, such as extra speed or an extra slot on your tray, but there’s a certain amount of grinding involved to get there. Crucially, First Class Flurry HD frequently feels a little too tough for comfort, and just isn’t as fun as other titles within the genre.
For free, First Class Flurry HD only offers 10 levels with $2.99 buying you the full package. That’s enough to give you an idea of what to expect from this game - a harsh learning curve and some outdated graphics.