Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Namco Networks America Inc. Games
Version #: 1.1.2
Date Released: 2012-04-27
Developer: Namco Networks America Inc. Games
Price: 4.99User Rating:
The name itself is already a testament to how epic the developers intended this game to be. This is one game you would not want to be caught playing on a crowded bus. Making full use of the accelerometer function in Apple devices, Sky Gamers: Air Supremacy sets the stage for aircraft shooter games. With much resemblance to the critically acclaimed Ace Combat series, Sky Gamers: Air Supremacy involves players controlling their fighter jets while engaging in aerial combat through the use of the jet’s arsenal of deadly weapons.
The fun part of the game lies in the use of the accelerometer, where players have to tilt their devices to maneuver their vehicles around. While seemingly easy on larger devices like the iPad, the challenge lies in smaller devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch.
One nice aspect worthy to note is that Sky Gamers caters to gamers of all skill levels. While on its own by default it is a very tricky game to play, the game does help beginners by providing an autopilot mode where all the player needs to do is to shoot.
In terms of visual appeal, Sky Gamers: Air Supremacy is nothing particularly impressive but it does do its job well. While the rendition of skylines and the plane itself is nothing shocking or awe-inducing, images are still rendered fairly clearly and smoothly as well.
For $4.99, Sky Gamers is leaning a little more towards the expensive side for an iOS game but if you have the extra dough, do give it a try as it can get really addictive.
Would I Buy Again:If I had the extra cash.
Learning Curve:Med. Takes a while to get used to the accelerometer controls.
Who Is It For:Fans of aerial shooters.
What I Like:The trickiness of the game.
What I Don't Like:The graphics are not quite top class.
Final Statement:Get ready for take off!
APPLENAPPS - 4.5 out of 5
TOUCHARCADE - 4.5 out of 5
148APPS - 4 out 5
TIME – Top 25 iPad App
TODAYSIPHONE - "simply put, this game is incredible. I’ve paid twice as much for games that are half as good."
TOUCHARCADE- "few iOS games deliver as consistently as this one… this is clearly one of THE games to get"
148APPS - "with so many options for both single and multiplayer game types, it’s bound to keep you entertained for a very long time"
ARCADELIFE - "Ultimate Top Gun fantasy on iOS – best flight game ever!"
APPLENAPPS - “… a must buy that looks beautiful, but plays even better to make for a top flight iOS experience.”
APPLETELL- "The fact that the game can look this good with so much happening at once speaks volumes"
NY1 - "some solid ammo for the argument that tablet gaming is creeping closer and closer to console gameplay"
MSN - "… genuinely one of the best tablet games we have ever played"
FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE AIR COMBAT GAME! With an extensive single player campaign and revolutionary multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!
Become the supreme lord of the skies!
CONSOLE QUALITY GAMING AND IT’S ONLY ON iOS!
Unparalleled visuals, special effects and audio including: bump mapping, atmospheric scattering, volumetric clouds with realistic lighting, sun glare, day & night transitions, God rays and more!
OPTIMIZED ON THE NEW iPAD AND iPHONE 4S
High definition textures, 4x anisotropic filtering, High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering, radial blur, jet engine heat haze, refractive raindrops and more!
EXPANDING RANGE OF SINGLE-PLAYER MODES
After the campaign, expand your skills with Dogfight Missions, Survival, Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Defend the Base and more to come in the future!
Together, the arenas cover an area four times the size of New York City!
UNRIVALLED COLLECTION OF ONLINE MODES
Invite your friends to play online with cooperative and competitive modes available: Survival, Free For All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Defend the Base. There will be more modes to come, so send us your suggestions!
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GAME AND ELEVATE YOUR SKILLS
Air Supremacy is designed for players of all generations and skill levels, whether veteran or novice. You can even leave the flying to the auto-pilot while you fire missiles and issue squadron commands!
MORE TO COME!
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Play Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch 3 (16GB and above) or iPod touch 4 for one low price.
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is compatible with AirPlay and Apple TV.
To play online requires a wi-fi or internet connection.
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Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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