Blue Skies 3GS Review
- Well thought out and responsive controls.
- Visuals are nice.
- Boring and repetitive gameplay.
Blue Skies looks and controls nice, but something is missing in regards to the gameplay. Try the lite version and see what you think.
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Since the 3GS came out last year, not many games have required its use, most likely due to the fact that many iphone customers have earlier models. Chris Egerter found a solution by creating a graphical update for his game Blue Skies to take advantage of 3GS graphical features. As a new recruit at Blue Skies Air Force Academy, you learn to fly a helicopter and engage in battle with both air and ground forces.
You control your aircraft via tilting your iphone in the direction you wish to fly. You can touch the sides of the screen to strafe, and each bottom corner fires either your missles or bombs. The controls all respond well. Upon destroying an enemy, they leave behind either health, gas, or money. Landing in the middle of a mission refills your health and gas, but you can use your accumulated wealth to upgrade your helicopter as well.
Graphically the game sports some nice lighting effects and is reminiscent of the Strike games from the 90s. The sound effects are ok but the music is a highlight with a collection of different rock and techno tracks to back you up in flying around. Alongside the main campaign, there is an arcade mode and a random level generator to keep you flying for a while.
A lot of effort has gone into Blue Skies, but this doesn't excuse the gameplay being rather boring. The enemies don't offer much resistance and the levels don't offer any real variation. You may get some enjoyment out of this title, but you should probably try the lite version first.
DescriptionBLUE SKIES 3GS
Blue Skies is an award winning helicopter shooter arcade game that has been on the App Store since August 2008. The 3GS enhanced version has per pixel bump mapping and amazing dynamic animated water that demonstrates the true power of the new iPhone/Ipod 3GS! Besides being a graphical showcase, Blue Skies is a fun and addictive game as well!
This game is historic because it is the first game to use the pixel shader features of the iPhone 3GS. (Released on July 22nd)
NOTE: THIS VERSION REQUIRES AN IPHONE 3GS OR 32/64 GB IPOD TOUCH 3RD GEN. FOR OLDER DEVICES BUY THE REGULAR VERSION OF BLUE SKIES! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Doodle/retro version now available! Search for Doodle Chopper on the App Store.
You are a new recruit at the elite Blue Skies Air Force Academy. Master Sergeant Harris is teaching you to fly a helicopter when the evil Hans Kraven interrupts and begins invading your country! It is your job to prevent Hans and his eccentric henchmen Bruno, Rachel, and the mysterious ninja Takeshi from world domination.
- 30 Levels of addictive search and destroy action
- Pick up bonus health, gas, and cash from downed enemies.
- Use cash to research better weapons in the R&D lab.
- A pulse pounding soundtrack of 10 techno rock songs
- 10 different weapons including missiles, bombs, lasers and fireballs.
- Save at any point, play through story at your own pace.
- Arcade mode for instant action and unlimited levels
- 3 difficulty settings
- Rain and weather effects
- 5 hours of gameplay in story mode
- Random level generator for unlimited fun!
- High production values and top notch sound effects
To pause the game, click the power button on top the device or tap at the top in the middle to open the in game options.
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