Dominate the skies as Second Lieutenant in the World War 2 air force in the flight simulation game My Little Plane (universal), by Volv LLC. Start off as the pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt from WWII, but don’t take the flight for granted – it will be a dangerous ride.
Users must master the craft of an aviator soldier by aiming, locking targets, shooting, and steering the plane all while dodging bullets. Move up in rank and level by completing the prime objective – blowing up enemy planes to smithereens – which earn the user credits and points for purchases of cannon, missiles, and advanced tech.
The screen is set up with aerial controls that include a health meter, speed gage, target lock, and weaponry triggers. The game relies mainly on the tilt of the device being used to steer the plane, while swiping the finger left or right will allow the plane to perform artsy maneuvers that will dodge enemy attack. There are two selections of play – survival mode and versus mode.
The graphics for this app are downright awesome, with amazing 3D quality. The setting of land and sky look realistic, from the clouds in the air to the three changes of weather that variate at random. Users can play live with friends through numerous options provided by the app, or just play against the computer. The sound effects match well with the plane and artillery noises while upbeat instrumental rock music defeats the separation from an era.
Despite the tutorial lesson, the game definitely takes time to get used to, especially when controlling the plane by tilting the device. I found that the tilt controls lack in sensitivity, where my iPad had to be tilted about 90 degrees to turn the plane. There are no sensitivity settings to change it.
Also, the game does not provide a tactic to gain back health when the health meter becomes too low. I would suggest this feature be added by inserting a parachute carrying a first aid box that when shot down, would gain some life points back.
My Little Plane (universal) is thrilling and will enslave users to the amusement of flight simulation. Video gamers and World War 2 junkies who enjoy this game will become educated on real historical facts about air battle in the 1940′s, of which the app is based. Have what it takes to become the top Brigadier General of the air force? Then it’s time for take off.