Flight Control, Avoid Mid-air Collision in this Insanely Addictive Game
Jun 20, 2011 11:27 AM –
Flight Control. Land planes and avoid collisions for addictive airline action! Keep the skies safe in Flight Control, the insanely addictive worldwide hit! It only takes a minute to learn but you wonâ€™t be able to put it down. Guide aircraft to their landing zones but donâ€™t let them collide! Sounds easy? Youâ€™ll need smart strategy and keen eyes to alter flight paths as needed and keep the chaos under control. Your travel itinerary is packed with multiple airfields, 10 aircraft including jets and helicopters and stat-tracking. Pack your bags for addictive airline action!
Price: Free, $2.99
Tested on: SamsungÂ Galaxy Tablet,Â Droid X,Â HTC Thunderbolt,Â MotorolaÂ Xoom,Â SamsungÂ Fascinate
Pros & Cons:
- Extremely fun and easy to play game makes you an air traffic controller of a few airports from the 1950′s!
- Quaint cartoon style and images create the feel of the 1950′s!
- Unique musical score which fits into the games 50′s theme!
- In-game achievement system!
- Unique statistic tracking system which monitors every aspect of the game!
- Works well on tablets as well as phones with no need to purchase a tablet optimized version!
- No Open Feint support.
- Repetitive gameplay.
- Map selection is limited to only 6 maps.
Flight Control is an excellent time waster action game for Android. Flight Control makes you the air traffic controller of various airports, your job is to direct incoming aircraft to the correct runways in an orderly fashion and prevent any accidents from occurring. It features a stylish cartoon interface reminiscent of the 1950′s, an achievements system, game statistics, and multiple airfields.
The object of the game is to guide various types of planes to the appropriate runways. Big commercial jetliners go to one runway, single prop planes go to another, and helicopters go to a helipad. Each plane has the same color as it’s correct runway so it is easy to tell which planes go where. To direct a plane to a given runway the player drags his finger along the screen to the runway entrance, creating a flight path for that plane. The player needs to make sure that none of his planes’ flight paths intersect or the planes will crash and the game will be over. The more planes you successfully guide into the airport the higher the points you will score.
There are 6 different airports in the game, each with a different layout for the runways and each with a different theme. All of the themes for the airports are derived from a cartoon style that seems to originate in the 50′s. The game creates a very fun and interesting atmosphere based off of this theme which makes it quite enjoyable to play. Many of the pictures of the flight attendants or the scenery display this style and help to create the atmosphere.
Flight Control also features it’s own style of high score system. The game tracks High Score, Average Score, Most Recent Score, Most Aircraft on Screen, Total Aircraft Landed, and Most Likely to Crash through the stats screen. This allows you to measure your own success on all the various statistics measured in the game; and allows you to continually challenge yourself as you are playing through the game.
Flight Control also features an achievement system which allows you to compare yourself to other gamers and to challenge yourself to experience more of the game. One of the achievements is as easy as completing the in-game tutorial and others are as hard as landing three aircraft at the exact same time.
Watch on Mobile
Air Control Main Menu
Air Control Map 1
Air Control Game Play 1
Air Control Game Play 2
Air Control Game Play 3
Air Control Mission Fail
Flight Control is fun to play and the best part about it is that you can play it wherever you like. It is a game that you can play while waiting at the doctor’s office or while laying on a couch at home. You can play it as long or as little as you like. Which makes it a great game to play any time.
Flight Control is addictive, but repetitive so it won’t be a daily flyer for everyone. The good thing about this game is that it keeps detailed statistics on your scores and has an in-game achievement system. This allows you to challenge yourself and try to achieve higher scores within the game. It also allows you to try to accomplish all the in-game achievements to give yourself a sense of accomplishment within the game.
Unfortunately the gameplay never changes and there is a limited number of maps. This causes the game to get repetitive after awhile and will cause you to stop playing once you have accomplished all the in-game achievements.
The graphics for Flight Control are very good for this style of game. The interface displayed perfectly on every device I tested it on, even the Motorola Xoom. I like the cartoonish 50′s feel to the game which adds to the fun and stylish feel of the game.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
Flight Control makes no use of accelerometer or vibration, but has a quaint musical score in the same 50′s style as the rest of the game. The soundtrack sounds like elevator music from the 50′s and there is small sound effects for plane selection and for plane landings.