Game Review: Flight Control

Flight Control is a popular title that many enjoy, and it is faithfully replicated on WP7 (Video Review).

Overall Score: 4/5FlightControl

While Flight Control for WP7 is a great replica of the original iPhone game, it simply isn’t that interesting of a game to be enjoyable for a long time.

Gameplay: 5/5

The controls are perfect: Drawing a path for a plane to follow is accurate and smooth, and doesn’t require that much precision on your part. The gameplay works your mental skills, since you have to estimate the velocity of planes and predict their trajectories quickly in order to avoid crashing any airplanes or helicopters. The variation in airfields is also nice, since it adds different flying vehicles like helicopters or propeller planes.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are meant to be cartoonish and simple, and they work well like that. What really disappoints is the audio… they have some music that plays at the beginning of the game, but it only lasts for about 30 seconds and then just stops! So when you’re playing, there is no music unless you listen to your own! The sound effects were good, successfully hinting you as to when two planes are about to collide.

Lasting Value: 2/5

The game only has one gameplay mode: Get the highest score possible. You can play on different airfields which change the gameplay somewhat, and you can press the fast forward button if you are a speedy worker, but that gameplay gets boring after some time. There could be so many great modes they could include: “Land 20 planes in 2 minutes”, “Land 10 friendly planes while making the enemy planes crash into each other”, etc. Something to shake up the gameplay would be great.


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Title: Flight Control
Price: $2.99
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games

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