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The goal of the action-/strategy-mix Flight Control is simple: land as many planes and helicopters as possible to get the highest score on the available airfields. But instead of controlling the aircraft directly, the player takes on the role of a flight control officer who has to guide the aircraft to the landing strip without them colliding with other aircraft in the air.

To do so, the player has to touch the aircraft he wants to guide and draw its flight path on the map. The aircraft will then follow that path until it is either told otherwise, successfully lands or crashes with another aircraft subsequently ending the game. To make things more difficult, each plane or helicopter has a color and needs to land on the landing strip associated with it. Some aircraft are also faster than other ones and sometimes an emergency landing happens with a plane incoming on a predefined path that can not be altered.

The game also features a multiplayer-mode for two player in which the players have to land the aircraft associated to their screen and send the ones needed by the other player to his screen.


Flight Control iPhone If you successfully land a machine, a message pops up welcoming it home.
Flight Control iPhone Order big curves is one way to ensure the safety of your planes and your job.
Flight Control iPad Smaller maps tend to easier to manage the air space
Flight Control iPad Watch out for the extra debris floating around

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Alternate Titles

  • "Flight Control HD" -- IPad / Steam title

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Critic Reviews

Slide to Play iPad Apr 03, 2010 4 out of 4 100
148apps iPhone Mar 24, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Apr 03, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN iPhone Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
IGN UK Windows Dec 14, 2010 8 out of 10 80
App Spy iPhone Mar 06, 2009 4 out of 5 80
IGN UK iPad Apr 04, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Mag'64 Nintendo DSi Mar 03, 2010 7.25 out of 10 72
Nintendo Life Nintendo DSi Feb 22, 2010 7 out of 10 70
GameZone Windows Nov 29, 2010 5 out of 10 50


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1001 Video Games

Flight Control appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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