Top Gun – Review (What iPhone Gaming Can and Should Be!!)

On May 10, 2009

On Sale right now… Top Gun is worth grabbing and then… read our review.

App description…

Defend the skies in the most authentic first person jet shooter game on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Attempt to become one of the few to survive the "Highway to the Danger Zone". Shoot down enemy jets, dodge incoming air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles. Navigate dangerous environments and obliterate the enemy’s air power. You are a new recruit under the guidance and training of Maverick and Iceman, now teachers at the Top Gun Academy. A new, hostile Communist threat has begun encroaching upon our Naval space, and it is up to you to fend off these unfriendly bogies in your supersonic fighter jet . Strap Yourself In – And  through the skies in either an F-11 Raptor or a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. Torch Your Enemy With Heavy Firepower – Fire targetlocking missiles or strafe enemy positions and aircraft with Vulcan cannons. Avoid The Danger Zone – Incoming air-to-air and sutface-to-air missiles as well as aerial and ground-based obstacles create multiple "Danger Zones· that must be avoided. Progress Through 10 In-Depth Mission, – In a vafiety of environments, including oceans, de,eftS. canyons and city centers. Earn Medal, and Achievements – While progressing through each mission. Blast To The Beat – Fly and battle to "Danger Zone" and other hard-hitting track. Customizable Handle, – Create any moniker: Maverick, Iceman, Goose. Merlin. etc. Classified files Inside – featuring unlockable content and Easter eggs. 


OUR Take…



This is iPhone gaming the way it SHOULD and CAN be. The graphics are stunning, the game motion is silky smooth, the controls are clear cut, accurate and totally usable and the use of the accelerometer to control the plane is fantastic.

There are a number of different missions and each has a unique quality all its own rather than being a replay of the last level with a slight different game board or challengers.

The goals, among others, are to shoot enemies with your missules or gun and avoid air to air or surface to air attacks by steering and rolling out of the way of incoming missiles (indicated by "danger zone".) I found the game challenging yet playable and didn’t get bored one bit after playing for quite a while.

The best way to get a sense of it all is to actually see the app in action and… as luck would have it.. we have a video right here!


Quick Take

Value: VERY High!!! While on sale especially this is a bargain as great games go
Would I Buy Again: Yes Yes and YES
Learning Curve: Medium. It is challenging and complex enough to keep your attention but is totally playable
Who Is It For: People who loved the movie and/or people who like flying and shooting down bad guys
What I Like: Nice graphics, great game play, fun!!!!
What I Don’t: NOTHING!

Final Statement: A great esample of why OS iPhone can be a superior gaming platform!!!!!

On Sale for launch at $1.99 HERE.