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Flight Control (iPhone)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Flight Control iPhone Landing planes on an aircraft-carrier isn't just hard is neither easy for a pilot nor the flight control officer.
Flight Control iPhone Still looking good on Hawaii.
Flight Control iPhone The big plane on the top is faster than the small one at the bottom so they won't collide on these paths.
Flight Control iPhone On this airfield an emergency landing happens sometimes with a plane coming in on a pre-defined route.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

148apps Mar 24, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play Jun 05, 2009 4 out of 4 100
App Spy Mar 06, 2009 4 out of 5 80
IGN Mar 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Jun 12, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Flight Control appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Sicarius (61031) added Flight Control (iPhone) on Jan 31, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10779), Sciere (248004) and Kabushi (121564)