Review Wings on Fire
An aerial acrobatics sorta game with a plane
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 11 Aug 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Exciting plot, addictive game play, several variants of controls
Challenging controls, graphics could have been better, animation is a bit laggy
Wings on Fire for Android is an aerial acrobatics sorta game. Fly a small plane through a scenic obstacle course while collecting coins and power ups. Oh, and try not to crash. Good luck!
Wings on Fire takes place in a scenic location with stone archways and pillars. Fly your little plane close to the ground, skimming trees, dodging pillars and swerving through archways. The objective is to go as far as you can, collect coins, and maybe even a few power ups before inevitably smashing into something and going boom. The play is a little crude but addictive.
The graphics are decent but could be better. The animation is a tad blocky and doesn't always render well, but the game is solidly playable. There's a steep learning curve with the controls but they have several options to choose from. The motion based controls are the funnest to play with, but hardest to master. The sounds are good and added to the game without grating on my nerves.
The play is decent but a tad monotonous. I loved all the different airplanes to choose from, but I don't know if the game is dynamic enough to merit any in-app purchases at this time. I think more needs to be done to perfect the graphics and add some intrigue to the game as a whole before I could feel any purchases would be worthwhile.
Wings on Fire is a solid flying game with a very retro sorta feel to it. In another few iterations, it should be killer.