- Each location is different and varies up the gameplay.
- Highscores can be posted to Facebook.
- The slow, formulaic gameplay makes this a somewhat boring play.
- The game sound is quite annoying.
- The line drawing control sensitivity is a sluggish.
Runway plays just fine but its main issue comes from the overall slow gameplay. Unless you’re frightened by fast moving objects, this might not be the best air traffic game to invest in
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Runway is another addition to the ever growing traffic management genre, placing players behind the air control tower as they direct incoming airplanes. Players will need to refuel and repair planes, load and unload passengers and keep a steady eye on the runway to avoid collisions.
The game uses some straightforward line-drawing mechanics and easily allows players to see plane paths and work out a plan. Players receive various indications by coloured bars that appear over planes; Red bars mean the planes must be refuelled at the red station etc. Overall the controls work well but can be a bit sluggish at times.
The game’s visuals are very simple and are nothing to boast about. The sound is also simple and while it does give players prompts as to when certain actions are complete, the constant beeps can get quite annoying after a short while. There is only one game mode to play through but there are a number of different levels that vary up the runways and gameplay itself.
Overall, Runway is a moderate play but you might find yourself searching for a fast forward button as the gameplay is quite slow. This may lead to players losing interest and any game that doesn’t grab the player’s attention is sadly doomed to fail. Make no mistake, the core gameplay is solid and can be quite enjoyable but without a fast forward button or an update in game speed, Runway is as exciting as waiting in an airport terminal.
DescriptionEnter the fast paced and exciting world of Runway on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You start the game as the lead Air Traffic Controller at Honolulu International Airport. Help Gulfstream G650 aircraft land at your airport before they run out of fuel. Direct them to the gate to unload passengers and to the fuel depot to prepare for their outbound journey. Then it is time for more passengers and a timely takeoff.
The fun is just beginning. Move on to the rolling hills of San Francisco and say hello to the Boeing 737. The challenge continues in the mountains of Geneva, Switzerland with hungry passengers and a special food service. If you master that, be the first to fly the Airbus A380 in the bustling port of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If you can handle that double decker, continue east to the tricky landings and urban life of Hong Kong and repair planes flying in from far away. Prove your mettle at busy and crowded JFK International in New York City and at London's Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. Then head down under to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport where FedEx planes load up parcels before they head out. Complete your adventure at Tokyo Narita where yummy sushi awaits your hungry passengers!
What's New in Version 1.7We know that many of you have gotten a shiny new iPhone 5 or an iPad since our last update. Perhaps you've been hoping for a bespoke Runway experience that goes edge to edge on your new, larger screen. Well, look no further. This update is all about the iPhone 5 and the iPad. Plus, even for those of you with something not so new, we've got jumping dolphins and speeding boats!
Still using an iPhone 3G or 2nd generation iPod Touch? Please don't update. It won't work and like Neo, you can't go back.
Also, check out our newest games. Continue your Runway adventure with Runway 2 (free). Want to try your hand at managing cars? Try Traffic City USA (also free).