Becoming an air traffic controller at a major international airport sounds like one of the most stressful jobs on the planet. Well, imagine that you are now the traffic controller, all pilots have thrown their landing instructions out the window and it’s up to you to land helicopters, bi-planes and jumbo jets all at the same time. Think you’re up to the challenge? Welcome to Flight Control.
Upon entering Flight Control we are greeted with the now popular 50′s retro art style and it really works for what the game is trying to do; which is to convey a certain madness as well as it all being very relaxed. ‘’No matter, it’s ok!” will be the stern scolding you receive after sending a jumbo jet into a tiny helicopter.
Landing all these fantastically uncoordinated pilots is as simple as drawing a line (flight path) from the plane/helicopter to their destination; be it either a landing pad or a runway. A very simple, yet complex, mechanic that forces players to make decisions as to where they are sending their planes, how fast they are travelling as well as keeping each plane separated long enough to land safely.
Flight Control reached the ‘Best Paid Apps’ and held top spot for quite some time after its launch. Being the golden price of $0.99 we can’t complain too much that there aren’t more maps or aircraft to choose from, as the one map can get tiresome after a few lengthy play sessions. However with upcoming updates which will include;
- Online high scores based on in game stats
- More airports and aircraft
- Auto save feature when the game is interrupted (Taking a call, Receiving an sms)
Boasting a clever art deign and affordable price, Flight Control will be draining your iPhone battery one safe landing at a time.