Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Review – Prepare for take off
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Atypical Games
Version #: 1.2.2
Date Released: 2013-10-10
Developer: Atypical Games
Price: $4.99User Rating:
On first hearing the name, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders does strike a chord as being real mean and bad ass. Rightfully so, with the name suggesting epic dogfights and bombs.
Set in World War 2, the game has players take part in missions and raids but even though arbitrary goals are given, the actual fun of the game lies in the experience itself.
I loved how the game showed so much love to little details. While Sky Gamblers may not have the best graphics in the iOS fraternity, the developers more than make up for it through the little touches they’ve added along the way. Beautifully sculpted towers and roads adorn play maps, serving as a rather big distraction as players divert their attention to savor the hostile but yet enthralling environment.
The controls of the game were pretty responsive. Many flight fight simulators I’ve tried in the past often had me pulling my hair out over lag issues, where I would lose rounds not because of my lack of skills but because of the slow controls.
A whole plethora of different vintage planes are available for unlock or purchase, each in their own magnificent glory. Realistically rendered to resemble the war machines of the old days, these aesthetically pleasing planes really add a whole new dimension to the gaming experience.
All in all, while $4.99 may seem a little steep at first, the game experience makes it really worthwhile. My only gripe would be how the game charges even more for planes and weapon upgrades even though the game already costs a decent sum.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Learning Curve:Moderate. Flying a plane is not exactly an easy task.
Who Is It For:Vintage fans
What I Like:The rustic charm and appeal of the game
What I Don't Like:It's a moneysucker
Final Statement:Prepare for take off
Launched as Editor's choice on the AppStore!
Slide To Play - 4 out of 4
AppSpy - 5 out of 5
PocketGamer - Gold Award
Digitally Downloaded - 4.5 out of 5
iReviewT - 10 out of 10
PocketGamer - "Gorgeous to look at and with a control system to suit every taste"
Digitally Downloaded - "a true home console experience to iOS"
Slide To Play - "hits the sweet spot between arcade and sim"
AppSpy - "pairing gorgeous visuals and rock-solid controls"
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII AIR COMBAT GAME! You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect
cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures and even fly through tunnels. Everything is set up in accurately
recreated real life locations like Pearl Harbor, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France.
AMAZING QUALITY AND IT’S ONLY ON iOS!
Unparalleled visuals, special effects and audio including: specular masks, bump mapping, atmospheric
scattering, volumetric clouds with realistic lighting, sun glare, day & night transitions, God rays, high
definition textures, 4x anisotropic filtering, High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering, radial blur, heat haze,
refractive raindrops and more!
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
HUGE HISTORIC FLEET
Fly highly detailed WWII top aces planes. Watch the progressive damage affecting planes and finally
being shredded into pieces.
HUGE COLLECTION OF ONLINE MODES
Invite your friends to play online! Choose between cooperative and competitive modes: Survival, Last
Man Standing, Free Flight, Free for All, Team Match, Capture the Flag and the new Assault. Use Game
Center head to head with Voice Chat for the ultimate duel experience.
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, 3 rd
gen iPad and the new iPad, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4 and iPod touch 5 for one low price.
Online play requires a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G internet connection.
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experience the best you’ve ever had. Please visit our support site at www.atypicalgames.com/support.
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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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