Sometimes I like a game that makes me think and strategize, and then sometimes it is nice to just play a game with a single, simple objective. Think Nintendo Duck Hunt. Air Brawn, a combat game by Momocat Studios falls into the latter category.
The point of the Air Brawn is to fire upon invading soldiers that are dropped from airplanes and helicopters. You can use both mortar rounds and bullets to take down the invading forces. Mortar rounds can be fired once the soldiers are on the ground, and the bullets are used to take down the aircraft.
I found the best strategy is to hit the planes in the air, as once the soldiers are on the ground they are harder to hit. Giant tanks are also in the mix, and they can take you out from far away, so it is best to fire upon them as soon as they hit the ground. Using ammunition will lose you points, while taking out soldiers will earn points.
Deploying ammunition is easy; to fire bullets, you just have to run your finger horizontally along the bottom of the screen. To use the mortar rounds, do the same vertically along the right side.
As I said, this game has a simple object and operation. The graphics are a little “old school”, so to speak, but then they don’t need to be too realistic for the purposes of the game. They could certainly be more advanced in future versions of the game, and the ability to see the game from multiple perspectives would be an improvement as well. In addition, I always like a game where the sound effects can be muted without turning off all sounds on the phone, and Air Brawn does not give that option.
All in all, while the game has some room for improvement I would still recommend it as a fun little time killer.
Air Brawn is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. A small fee was paid by the developer to expedite the publication of this review.