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Flight Control Launches New Update

By , on May 13, 2010

Firemint has released a new update for the iPhone and iPod Touch version of their phenomenally successful Flight Control app. The free update includes a new map, a new windy airfield feature, and refined visuals.  

Windy Airfield:

Players will need to keep an eye on the windsock in the middle of the screen. When the wind changes, runways will close and reopen (an alarm also sounds). When a runway closes, planes that are already on approach to landing will still land there, but new planes must be directed to the alternate runway.  

Updated Graphics:

The visuals have been improved throughout, giving a brighter, fresh look.

Safe fast-forward:

The popular "safe fast-forward" introduced on Flight Control HD for iPad will also make its way to the iPhone version. The fast forward button that speeds everything up will now toggle through three settings. It is "off" by default. Tap it once to set to "safe fast forward", and if a collision warning sounds the game will automatically slow to normal speed. Tap it again while in "safe fast forward" to set it to "locked fast forward", which will ignore the warnings - recommended for experienced players!

Sound and Music Settings:

Flight Control will now also remember your sound and music settings between games. You can change these from the Pause Menu, or find the settings from the "More..." button on the Main Menu.

Uploading Scores:

Players are already enthusiastically uploading their scores for the new map to the online leaderboards, and our Google Maps mashup shows they are located all over the world: