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Battle Wings is an arcade-ish flight combat game that recently released on the App Store by developer Idea Spoon. The story goes that “Air Pirates” have become a problem after WWI due to the Great Depression hitting the world. You run a mercenary company to help protect customers from them. I’ve got to say that I was honestly shocked with this game. It’s a lot deeper and more technical than I expected. Within each mission, you’re in control of your airship AND your fighter jets. So, you have to fly the airship to wherever you need to get to, then switch over to your fighter jet, complete your mission, and make it back to the airship for repairs/fuel/etc. There’s a lot going on during each mission, but I ended up getting the hang of it after a couple missions. In between levels, you can upgrade just about everything on both ships including purchasing additional fighters. I’ve been really enjoying the hell out of Battle Wings so far. It has these unique “basic” looking visuals that I find charming for some reason. And the v-stick/button controls work well within the game. I will say that although playing on the iPhone works just fine, everything just seems too small on the battlefield. Maybe I’m just getting too old, but I highly recommend playing on the iPad if possible. Either way, Battle Wings is definitely worth checking out.
Battle Wings is also in this week’s iOS Roundup!
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