You’re in control

Seriously, you’re in control! Well, sort of. I found myself downloading a tiny little, inexpensive app for my iPhone while vacationing in Maui. I saw my buddy playing it from across the room and thought it was a golf game so asked what it was. Well, as it turned out, it was a game called Flight Control available for just $0.99 (for a limited time of course).

The game itself is quite simple. You are in charge of ATC (air traffic control) for a rather tiny airport. Two runways and a helipad to be precise. So far, I’ve only seen four types of aircraft landing at it, but I’m wondering if there are in fact more. The play is even easier then the display. Drag your finger to plot the route for the aircraft to the appropriate landing location. Of course, the objective is to safely land as many aircraft as possible. A crash, and well it’s game over.

A high-score of 98 planes landed safely.

A high-score of 98 planes landed safely.

I’m quite happy that I waited until my last day to download it. I managed to kill my battery within the first couple of hours of the long flight back home. Though I did manage a high-score of 98. Just two more away from the century mark. There’s no doubt that the guys at Firemint are a company to watch. They’ve got some other great looking games coming out soon.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm and is filed under Life. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply