Infinite Sky: iPhone App Written and Video Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, as we’ve mentioned at least a few times before in our reviews, we tend to go absolutely bonkers over arcade games. There’s just something about them that we very genuinely adore, which means we’re very stoked today to deliver you our full review of Infinite Sky, by developer TouchTen. The app is a perfect combination of classic arcade dogfighting, endless challenges, and fun powerups. The price isn’t bad to boot either, which means we’ve got a full review wrapped up and ready to go for you just below beyond the break!
Concept and Gameplay
If you have ever before played a classic style dogfighting arcade application, especially on the iPhone, then you likely have a pretty good idea of what’s going on here in Infinite Sky. The premise is relatively simple: The player must direct a plane about the levels by tilting the iPhone back and forth from left to right, as well as up and down. Holding down a finger on the screen produces live shots that take out baddies, or depending on the powerup you’ve got, launch out something truly wicked. On that note, going through the levels destroying enemies will earn you cool powerups, which can be used to take care of even more bogies in even more spectacular ways. It’s a wonderful combination, but one that’s not quite done yet— Infinite Sky also comes with boss fights. As you roll along, the occasional big, bad daddy will appear, requiring you to squirm and fire until he is no more. These are the moments we most enjoyed Infinite Sky, but to be honest, the whole thing is one giant barrel of laughs and merriment. Top-notch arcade gaming, to be sure.
Design and Graphics
Best of all, the app looks pretty great on the iPhone, too! It bears a lot of resemblance to arcade gaming titles of old, with retro style graphics and the stereotypical World War II planes. Still, we liked the feel of the title, though we did have some trouble with the controls. We found the calibration to be a bit stiff, and even the controls themselves to be a bit about same. We wouldn’t say the tilt controls are terrible, but there were instances where we desperately wanted more snappy maneuvers than we could get.
Still, for an application that comes with an infinite amount of gameplay, several planes to fly with, copious missions, and more than enough game replay value, we can hardly knock Infinite Sky. The price is right, clocking in at just under two bucks, and the gameplay is simply superb. If you’re a fan of the genre, you really owe it to yourself to give this one a go. We promise you wont’ be disappointed, Soldier: Infinite Sky is dogfighting gold.
Infinite Sky requires iOS 3.2 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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