Sky Gamblers: Cold War Review – Get ready for takeoff

On November 6, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Sky Gamblers: Cold War Review – Get ready for takeoff

Our rating:

By: Atypical Games

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2013-07-18

Developer: Atypical Games

Price: 4.99

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I loved the Ace Combat series and I must say that Sky Gamblers: Cold War comes quite close. As per the app titles suggests, the game is set during the cold war. This means vintage planes and dogfights with old school weapons. Definitely a treat for aviation buffs.

Sky Gamblers: Cold War happens to be one of those games whereby storyline hardly matters. For one, mission briefs are well… brief, but in that give context should they have given you a detailed essay on what to do you’d probably have skimmed through it anyway. The crux of the game lies in battle, to take down all who stands in your way and you don’t need some epic story line to spark off a great battle.

2 control schemes are available for the player to toggle around with. Players can choose to use the accelerometer and tilt their devices around, or they can stick with the good old-fashioned joysticks. Statistics like ammunition supplies are clearly displayed at the sides, for easy reference when engaging in high intensity dogfights.

Taking down rival planes isn’t all there is to this game. Strategy is something emphasized too. Some missions require for the player to bomb landmarks like military base, and a game like this might give younger players a brief understanding on how aerial combat works in real life.

At $4.99 Sky Gamblers: Cold War joins the ranks of more established titles. However, despite being a newly released title I am confident in its abilities to hold its own in this app store market.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Moderate. Depends on the control scheme used and personal preference.

Who Is It For:Action fans

What I Like:The graphics are decent enough to simulate an immersive environment

What I Don't Like:For a paid app that is this expensive, in-app purchases should not be making such a significant impact

Final Statement:Get ready for takeoff

Read the Developer's Notes:

With an extensive single player campaign and a huge set of multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!

Become the supreme lord of the skies in the latest Sky Gamblers title: Cold War!

Go back in time with this great title and be part of unwritten history and covert operations. Enjoy the charm and power of the Jet Fighter domination race and master over a dozen airplane models.

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!

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!

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 plus Free Flight and Game Center duels!

Take off and land on landing strips and carriers. You will fly in fully recreated cities with realistic weather, accurate atmospheric scattering with aerial perspective and highly detailed planes with interactive cockpits.

Sky Gamblers: Cold War 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!

GAME CENTER, AirPlay and iCloud
Since this all takes place on Apple devices, iCloud support has been integrated so players can save and share progress across devices while AirPlay allows them to use an Apple TV to play the game on a large display. Climb the Game Center leaderboards, challenge friends and unlock all achievements.

Play Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, 3rd gen iPad and the new iPad, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4 and iPod touch 5 for one low price.

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Sky Gamblers: Cold War is compatible with AirPlay and Apple TV.

The persons, things, and events shown in this game are fictional, and are not representations of any actual person, thing, or event, and any similarity is coincidental. No manufacturer or other person or entity associated with any actual vehicle, object, service, or product has endorsed, authorized, or approved this game, or is in any way associated with Revo Solutions SRL, Atypical Games LLC, or any other authorized publisher or distributor of this game.

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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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