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Flight Control is an attractive, addictive game in which you play an air traffic controller guiding an endless armada of incoming aircraft to safe landings (you hope!) at a crowded airport. Flight Control makes great use of the iOS touch interface, as you use your finger to trace a trajectory for each approaching craft, sending jets, seaplanes, and helicopters to various runways and landing pads. The controls are incredibly simple and intuitive, which contributes to Flight Control's surprisingly rich, devilishly addictive gameplay.
The game starts out at a leisurely pace, but as aircraft enter from every edge of the screen with increasing frequency, the sky quickly becomes filled with aircraft, all traveling at different speeds with overlapping trajectories. One of the first big iOS hits, Flight Control has only improved with age, adding many maps of varying difficulties as well as some interface improvements (such as a fast-forward button) and a few gameplay wrinkles on some maps, like changing wind conditions that close certain runways and an occasional emergency-landing plane that you have to avoid. Most significantly, Flight Control has added multiplayer, on the same network (over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) or using GameCenter, with optional voice chat. The GameCenter games aren't perfect, and you face the usual problems of match-finding and opponents dropping out, but overall multiplayer is an excellent addition to Flight Control.
Flight Control has the winning balance of easy pick-up gameplay, ramping difficulty and tickling the need to try just one more time. You don't need heading angles, flight rules or meteorological reports, you're a natural! A prodigy! A born controller! Just touch and drag the planes to their runway. Flight Control now includes 5 airfields and 10 aircraft types: - Earn your wings on the beloved original map that started it all! - Coast into a relaxing beachside resort and guide the jets, helicopters and seaplanes in to land (or float) - Take the helm of an aircraft carrier and command military jets and helicopters. Watch out for the twist in this one ;) - Venture into the Australian outback and see the local air ambulance in action. When emergency planes appear, make sure you give them a wide berth! - Visit a snowy winter wonderland where runways close and reopen with the prevailing conditions. Keep an eye on the wind direction! Game features include: - Fly solo or with friends over local Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth (on supported devices). - Aim for a new personal best, or compete against other Flight Controllers on the online leaderboards. - NEW! Earn achievements when you complete challenges - and show off your progress to your friends! - NEW! View your achievements and leaderboards in the Game Center app (iOS4.1 devices) or in Flight Control (all devices). Online content requires an internet connection. - Receiving a phone call? Need to check your email? Real life interruption? With multitasking (on supported devices) and Quick Save and Resume (on all devices), your current game will automatically be saved and ready to resume next time you play. - Its easy to get started! Animated arrows show you which runway to land on in the early stages of the game. So welcome aboard, please sit back, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the mayhem buy Flight Control now!
What's new in this version:
UPDATED FOR iOS 4 AND GAME CENTER! - Earn achievements when you complete challenges! - View your achievements and leaderboard status in the Game Center app (iOS4.1 devices) or in Flight Control (all devices). - Its now even easier to get started (and get addicted...) with animated colored arrows that let you know which runway to land on in the early stages of the game. -In a new game, the second plane now wont appear until the first plane has landed, or 30 seconds have passed. - Various minor tw... See all new features »