Price: $ .99
Space Shuttle Mission iPhone Video App Review
Space Shuttle Mission, by developer Chris Gbandi, is a Flight Control clone iPhone app that offers heaps of fun gameplay at a quality price. The iPhone app will need a few more updates before it’s a recommended offering, but what’s present now is both fun and engaging, making it a steal nonetheless.
My iPhone app review discovered that if you have ever seen the runaway hit Flight Control for the iPhone and iPad, then you know exactly what Space Shuttle Missions has to offer. As you play, space shuttles will fly into the screen, requiring you to safely direct them to a landing strip in the center of the level. To do so you’ll have to drag a path from each shuttle to the strip with a finger. Wherever you put the path, the shuttle will go. If you draw well, it lands safely and disappears. If you don’t, the shuttle will drift off back into space, potentially creating collisions, explosions and a Big-Fat-Fail.
Space Shuttle Missions’ gameplay is certainly nothing new, which isn’t in and of itself a problem. However, the app certainly feels a bit flat, as it offers no new vehicles other than the stock space shuttle and very few improvements on the original. In fact, Space Shuttle Missions is far pickier: Shuttles must be landed exactly on the strip to secure them, which is often problematic as they are frequently unresponsive to touch. However, there’s plenty of potential for future improvements via AppStore updates.