Heli Rescue: Ep2 Mountain Mayhem Review
- Publisher: Distinctive Developments Ltd
- Genre: Action
- Released: 20 Aug, 2009
- Size: 5.0 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Controls work great.
- Gameplay is tense.
- Online Scoreboards.
- Bad sound effects.
- Only 3 locations.
The popularity of games like Flight Control have introduced players to this whole new sub genre of directional management gaming. Heli Rescue is a great addition to this genre will appeal to fans and new players alike.
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Heli Rescue is latest title from development team Distinctive Developments. This is a unique take on the popular new style of directional management gameplay. Heli Rescue as its name implies, has you directing a team of helicopters to pickup and aid a series of helpless survivors.
After some quick tutorial screens you're put into action. From here it's up to you to direct your choppers around the screen to pickup survivors that randomly spawn in different locations on the map. Dragging a line from your chopper to the survivor sets it's destination. When a chopper loads up a survivor you must then direct it back to a helipad at which point the survivor is saved. Each chopper has a set number of survivors it can carry at any one time so managing this adds another layer of strategy to think about.
Heli Recue's visuals are crisp and easy to look at. Choppers have different colours to help them stand out against each other and survivors are clearly marked within coloured rings. Unfortunately the audio doesn't fare as well. Survivors let out high pitched squeals when not being rescued which becomes annoying as soon as more than a handful are on screen.
Aside from some bad sound effects, Heli Rescue is another great game that captures the tension and excitement of similar titles.
Join the elite team of Search & Rescue helicopter commanders and save lives. Want an exciting career that actually makes a difference then this is for you. Get down to the recruiting station on an iPhone or iPod Touch near you.
Take control of up to 4 helicopters and direct them to the people in need of rescue by drawing a path with your finger. You’ll need to manage the flight paths and fuel load of each helicopter to be able to rescue the most people.
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**** REVIEWS ****
"Heli rescue is the latest in the line-drawing genre; it follows into step of many successful predecessors, Flight Control, Harbour Master and so on. Personally, this is my favourite of them all." EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD
"If you’ve enjoyed Flight Control, Harbour Master or any others of this type of game then you’ll definitely enjoy being a hero in Heli Rescue. 8/10"
"Overall I feel this game was done very well and if you like time/resource management games you'll definitely like this one."
"excellent gameplay - having to juggle rescuing, routing, and fuel management made the game fun and a refreshing challenge"
Just draw the flight path with your finger. Draw a path to the person and once on-board draw a path back to the helipad.
Five locations each uniquely challenging. Green, green, grass levels start easy or play the manic mountain levels.
FOUR TYPES OF HELICOPTER
Manage the use of four different helicopters that have varying speeds, fuel usage and occupancy.
Reach the people who are in most urgent need of rescue first but leave time to re-fuel your helicopters between trips.
Automatically saves the game so it’s easy to take a break and continue later.
MULTIPLE PILOTS ON ONE DEVICE
Have multiple friends play on one device? Keep your scores and level unlocking separate.
ONLINE HIGH SCORES
Global online high score table showing ‘All time’ and ‘Weekly’ high score tables for each map.
Got a great score? Send an email challenge to your friends to see if they can beat it.
iPOD MUSIC PICKER*
Pick your own music to listen to whist playing.
GREAT LOOKING GRAPHICS
Outstanding graphics draws you into the game world.
*requires iPhone OS 3.0
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