Flight Control HD iPad Review
- Easier to draw and manage than ever.
- Fun anaglyphic 3D map to try.
- Lots of levels with some gameplay twists.
- Not quite different enough to jump up from the iPhone version.
Where larger fingers or unsteady hands may have had a disadvantage before, Flight Control HD provides a much smoother experience that's bright and addictive to enjoy.
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If you've not played Flight Control by Firemint, then you might be missing out on a neat product that helped to define how line-drawing management games should feel. Thanks to the larger screen of the iPad, mastering this management game couldn't be easier and there's even a few new features to keep things interesting.
For those not familiar with the gameplay, Flight Control throws you in the place of a air-traffic controller with several landing strips to manage. As aircraft enter the screen all you have to do is touch and draw a path to the correct runway. Collisions need to be avoided, but a warning system will keep you aware of any potential accidents. The larger screen makes managing and drawing the paths much easier than the iPhone version, reducing the game's overall difficulty.
The artwork hasn't undergone much of a change, but Firemint has given the simple cartoon style a high resolution overhaul and looks incredibly smooth on the iPad's display. For those riding the current trend of 3D media, one of the levels is given a blue-red anaglyphic remake and is fun to try. Full music playlist support is available if you're not interested in the relaxed jazzy themes.
Casual gamers will love the simple, rewarding gameplay while hardcore fans can ramp up the difficulty to provide a real challenge. Flight Control HD for the iPad doesn't bring a whole lot more to enjoy than its iPhone sibling, but for those who are yet to experience the game this is definitely the penultimate version to enjoy.
DescriptionYou’re an air traffic controller at an increasingly busy airport: just touch and drag aircraft to their landing zones. Sounds easy? You’ll need nerves of steel and smart strategy to keep the chaos under control! Flight Control HD has been especially redesigned for iPad, with all the iPhone content plus new ways to play, new maps and new graphics. It’s insanely addictive – easy to start, but impossible to stop, so get it now and find out what everyone is raving about!
★ Apple Design Award for “innovative gameplay, outstanding use of Multi-Touch, and superb attention to detail”
★ 5/5 Macworld: “iPad gamers have their first must-buy title”
★ 4/4 Slide to Play: “one that you absolutely cannot miss”
★ 9/10 Pocketgamer Gold Award: “one of portable gaming's greatest”
★ 8/10 IGN: “one of the best”
On iPhone, Flight Control is the pioneering worldwide hit that invented the line drawing genre and sold more than 4,000,000 copies. Now on iPad, it has new high-quality retro style graphics throughout, 9 maps of varying difficulty including 4 new larger HD maps, new ways to play and support for iOS 5.
✓ NEW ► Moon Base Map
✓ NEW ► Rewind Feature
✓ NEW ► ‘Bumper’ achievement
✓ Moon Base map featuring four new spacecraft! Land shuttles, satellites, rockets and UFOs while avoiding asteroids – small asteroids knock you off course, but collide with a large asteroid and it’s game over!
✓ ‘Bumper’ achievement – hit 15 small asteroids on Moon Base
✓ Rewind! Purchase rewinds to turn back time - revert disaster and earn higher scores
Invite a friend to play one of the 5 classic maps over the Internet via Game Center, or be auto-matched to a random player anywhere in the world!*
Share landing duties with a friend! Pass planes to each other to see what score you can reach together on the 5 classic maps.
ONE iPAD – TWO PLAYERS!
Only have one iPad? Work together to land aircraft with a co-pilot using Multi-Touch, or compete for the highest score in iPad-exclusive split-screen ”Versus” mode!
View achievements and leaderboards in-game and submit high scores to see how you rate against players around the world. Link to Facebook and Twitter to automatically post your best scores!*
Flight Control HD only takes a minute to learn, but don’t expect to put it down as quickly as you pick it up!
For the latest inside info from Firemint:
► Join us on http://www.facebook.com/flightcontrol
► Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/firemint
► Visit our site at http://www.firemint.com
*Game Center requires iOS4.2 and an internet connection. Online multiplayer via Wi-Fi is dependent on router settings. Contact your network administrator for settings if you experience problems. Online features require an internet connection.
So welcome aboard, please sit back, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the mayhem on the big screen – treat yourself and buy Flight Control HD now, or surprise a friend and “Gift This App”!
What's New in Version 1.07MOON BASE MAP ✈ REWIND FEATURE
✓ New Map - Moon Base
✓ New Achievement - Bumper
✓ New Feature - Rewind
✓ Added voice chat to Game Center multiplayer
✓ Various fixes and improvements - thanks for your feedback! To make suggestions, report problems or ask questions, please visit firemint.com/support as we can’t reply to reviews on the App Store.
*Game Center requires iOS4.2 and an internet connection
For the latest inside info from Firemint:
★ Join us on http://www.facebook.com/flightcontrol
★ Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/firemint
★ Visit our site at http://www.firemint.com/flightcontrolhd
★ Watch our game trailers at http://www.youtube.com/firemintgames
★ Get in touch at http://www.firemint.com/support
Please remember to rate this app, we love to see your great reviews! Got a friend you want to play with? Make sure you “Tell a Friend” through the App Store - or better still, surprise them and “Gift This App”!