Flight Unlimited Las Vegas Review – What flies in Vegas, stays within Vegas
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Flight Systems LLC
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2012-12-17
Developer: Flight Systems LLC
Price: 1.99User Rating:
Fans of flight simulators are going to love this.
A sandbox styled map modeled after Las Vegas, and an aerial vehicle to fly all over town without any air traffic rules or restrictions. A dream come true for some indeed.
For the uninitiated like me, however, the thrill of being able to fly around a simulated city is more than enough for a great kick.
However, the graphics did seem rather poor for me, especially since the app promised ‘console quality visuals that rival any desktop or console flight simulator’. The city buildings and even the planes came out chunky, much like the blocky graphics seen in Minecraft. It was barely as realistic as what it was claimed to be. I did, however, appreciate the attention paid to small details like aircraft damage and smoke.
Flight Unlimited Las Vegas does make up for it through having great content. While most flight simulators only allow players to fly around cities, Flight Unlimited Las Vegas allowed for interaction with the city. I especially loved the street mode, where the plane could be drove like a regular land vehicle on the roads to get a better and more thorough view of the city. The flight controls also allowed for great dexterity and maneuverability. Little things like these made the whole experience a wonderful one for me.
With 5 different planes to choose from, it will take a while before player get bored of this simulator. You will spend many hours trying to explore every nook and cranny of this city, marveling at renditions of familiar structures found in real world Las Vegas. It would be nice if the game provided quests or participative events of sorts though.
Would I Buy Again:Definitely
Learning Curve:Moderate. Learning how to fly a plane takes time.
Who Is It For:Everyone
What I Like:The freedom given in this sandbox-styled game
What I Don't Like:The graphics could do better
Final Statement:No need to pack a parachute
*The game is optimized for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPad. iPod Touch owners restart device to avoid crash - iPhone 3GS not supported*
Graphics Performance Scale:
iPhone 5 - Excellent
iPad 3 - Excellent
iPhone 4S - Excellent
iPad 2 - Excellent
iPhone 4 - Great
iPad 1 - Fair
iPod Touch 4 - Fair
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Flight Unlimited Las Vegas is the 2nd installment in the Fight Unlimited series.
The flight simulator features console quality visuals that rival any desktop or console flight simulator.
Enjoy flying over the city of Las Vegas in one of 5 unique aircraft.
Over 130 sq miles of the city of Las Vegas are modeled in incredible detail.
This level of detail hasn't been seen in any flight simulator on any platform.
The famous Las Vegas strip includes over 50 hotels that are modeled with photo realism. Fly past the Luxor, buzz the New York New York, or attempt a landing on top of the Bellagio.
Flight Unlimited also features street traffic, a first for a mobile flight simulator. Cars, trucks, and buses zoom around the city. Can you and your plane share the road?
This is without a doubt, the most graphically advanced flight simulator in the app store. Weeks after flying you'll notice meticulous graphical details for the first time. Tires smoke as the plane hits the ground, aircraft metal deforms in a crash, the Bellagio fountains spring to life, sun glare blinds your view, and more.
The Flight Unlimited team is dedicated to providing game updates.
The next major update is almost ready. Expect missions, game center achievements and a new plane (F-16).
- Console quality graphics
- The game engine recognizes the device being used (iPod 4, iPhone4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5) and optimizes the graphics to their maximum potential
- Over 130 sq miles of satellite imaged terrain
- Volumetric clouds and enhanced lighting effects
- 5 aircraft including the Cessna 172, Challenger Learjet, Douglas DC-3, Robin DR400, Grumman Goose Amphibious Aircraft
- Full flap, gear, brake, and rudder controls
- Cockpit camera, Chase camera, Tower camera, and a full customizable camera
- Street traffic (cars and buses)
- Advanced particle effects (tire smoke, engine fires, water splash)
- Destructive aircraft bodies. Wings rip off, engines separate, the aircraft metal bends and deforms.
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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