SkyTroller™: Enroute Air Traffic Control Review
- Publisher: HeavyLifters Network Ltd.
- Genre: Simulation
- Released: 1 Sep, 2009
- Size: 2.7 MB
- Price: $1.99
- Easy to use controls.
- Decent game soundtrack.
- Gameplay is very slow; could use a speed up option.
- No online leaderboard options.
- The serious tone of the game makes it seem like a simulation, not a game.
Unless you dream of being an air traffic controller, you’ll want to consider a different game. This game is not worth the current price.
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SkyTroller is a strategy game where players must direct airplane traffic by controlling individual plane heights. Your goal is to get as many planes to their destination as possible by adjusting the planes height and ensuring there are no mid air collisions.
The planes will fly on their air routes automatically, but their height will need to be adjusted constantly. You can do this by tapping on an airplane and swiping up to ascend or swipe down to descend. You can also increase the number of planes that will fly through by tapping on the plane icon at the bottom of the screen.
The visuals are alright, but the game screen is a bit small and can get cramped when there are a lot of planes. The soundtrack features a cool, jazzy track and players have the option to use their iPod during gameplay as well. The game features a main single player game mode only and has no online highscore or leaderboard options.
SkyTroller isn’t so much a game as it is a simulation. The gameplay is painfully slow and it will take around 3 minutes for your first plane to clear the screen. The concept is decent enough, but it’s a wonder why a game about air traffic control has to be so realistic. If the game were set in a cartoony and far less serious style then some real fun could be had. Unfortunately this is not the case.
DescriptionEver wonder if you've got what it takes to control the skies?
SkyTroller™ is an air traffic control game for the iPhone or iPod Touch. From the vantage of your radar screen you watch as flights from across the country converge in your airspace high over Kansas. But don't get too comfortable... you have only seconds to react and keep aircraft in your sector safe as jets bear down on each other at nearly 900 miles per hour.
Air traffic controllers need cool heads and strategic minds as they strive to avoid "Critical Separation Losses". Plan ahead and respond quickly by assigning new flight levels as traffic conflicts arise, and you can stay on the job to play another day.
See if you've got what it takes! Score high enough and you never know, the FAA might call.
"Programming feels rock solid." -PlaneFan
"The app UI is awesome. I like the graphics." -Mavesp
"Just like being an air traffic controller" -kalel39
"Nice game for those interested in ATC" - shaken not stirred
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