Flying Discs Delivers Fast-Paced Gaming Style

Price: $.99     Score: 8/10     By A. PapachristosFlying

Everyday life throws a million things your way, but you’ve got to learn what to catch and what to avoid in order to succeed.  But with Flying Discs by Legal Radiation Team, knowing what to grab and what to evade is the only key to your survival.  Flying Discs requires users to strategically and carefully catch the good colored discs, avoiding the hostile colors to remain alive and continue leveling up.

When you begin, Flying Discs will, of course, ask you to enable OpenFeint, which is an online leaderboard that tracks your scores and achievements as compare to all other players around the globe.  You will be able to connect with other gamers and share your scores via Facebook or Twitter, though you can opt out of creating an account or connecting with your existing account if you really would like.

After a few initial credits, you will finally arrive at the main screen, which allows you to choose Standard playing mode, Preschool mode, or view the tutorial.  There are three convenient tutorials available at your disposal: Fast tutorial, Video tutorial and Exhaustive tutorial.  For those who want to get a quick overview of the game, the Fast tutorial covers quite a bit in a very succinct, written manner.  The Video tutorial is ideal for anyone who learns best by seeing, while the Exhaustive tutorial is great for those who learn by doing, mastering the skills as they are presented.

Under Standard mode, users may choose from three different levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium and Hard.  For those new to the game, I highly recommend honing your skills on Easy mode first.  (And, for children ages 4-6, there’s even a Preschool mode, which is even enjoyable for beginners and the occasional lazy gamer.)

The object of the game is to collect the good discs (white, orange and red), while avoiding the hostile discs (black and yellow, like spinning hazard signs).  Users must keep the hostile discs from colliding with the good discs in order to preserve life.  Tapping the screen will create a disc collector that changes from white to orange to red, though it must be the same color of the disc it is intended to catch at the time the two collide.  Collecting white discs is quite easy for you only need to tap the disc, though orange and red take a little more thought and planning.  But beware, red discs that collide with anything else will explode and cause you to lose one of your four lives.

Every time a disc is caught, players will earn points.  Users will also have the opportunity to collect bonuses along the way that will provide another life or additional points.  Each level will conclude with a challenge that players must simply survive in order to proceed.  But with such a fast-paced, strategic style of game play, users will truly get the brain workout Flying Disc’s App Store description so accurately promises.

Flying Discs [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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