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iPhone: Gunship3D Heli Sim for iOS

10-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 28
Gunship3D: Vietnam War Helicopter Shooting Game for iOS

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Helicopter 3D simulation game features gunship helicopters in Vietnam war area.

Enjoy fly the Hueys and scout helicopters over various historic missions.


1) Rescue Dawn:

Rescue down helicopter crew behind enemy lines.

2) Thunder Road:

Escort supply convoy crossing enemy ambushes.

3) Search and Destroy:

Fly scout helicopter Bell-47, discover and mark enemy position with smoke grenades for USAF F4-E conducting napalm airstrikes.

4) Close-air Support: (Coming soon)

Fly AH-1 Cobra and provide high precision close-air supports for ground troops.

5) Broken Arrow: (Coming soon)

Fly UH-1D Gunship provide close-air supports and co-op with USAF to execute airstrikes on enemy positions.

Last edited by phtphan; 10-01-2011 at 04:49 PM.
10-01-2011, 05:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 28
Forgot the itune link. Here it is:

10-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 27
Looks great! Is this a full realism helicopter simulation or more arcade?
10-02-2011, 01:08 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 28
It is not too arcade and not too realistic. The helicopter physics has realistic feel however the control is simplified to make it playable on touch devices (auto rudder control).

Last edited by phtphan; 10-02-2011 at 01:49 AM.
10-02-2011, 02:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Turkey
Posts: 2,577
Game is looks great!!!
10-02-2011, 12:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 166
The graphics are quite nice, and the frame rate is good. However, the controls are way to arcadey for my liking. I started out choosing "realistic" in the options, thinking this would be a more realistic simulation mode. I was then very frustrated by the lack of any in-game directions. There is no navigation system so I had no choice but to follow the medical choppers even though you're supposed to clear a path ahead of them. It's also incredibly hard to find the enemy due to a lack of a HUD, radar etc. The lack of tail rotor (rudder) control makes it very hard to turn towards an enemy installation, this is exacerbated by tilt controls that require very large inputs to get the required effect. The game seriously needs a slider for tilt sensitivity.

I later tried the "easy" setting, which has the same controls, but adds a basic radar, and HUD which at least make the game playable.

Gunship 3D has a lot of potential, with a few small tweaks it could be up there with the best chopper games for iOS, but for now I much prefer the more realistic physics of Apache 3D, X-Plane, or H-Elite.
10-03-2011, 12:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 28
Gunship3D Lite is also available for FREE

12-17-2011, 07:29 AM
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