★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iPhone: Airport landing game, which one?

05-22-2009, 01:39 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,084
Airport landing game, which one?

I know there are many out there, but which one is to get?

TIA.

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

“Honestly, I was never terribly good at games.” - Finch (PoI S2E16)
05-22-2009, 01:59 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Posts: 388
flight control and airport mania

05-22-2009, 01:59 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,237
There are? That's news to me.
All I know about is Flight Control.
Dunno if you'd consider Airport Mania to be one, but it's a good game nonetheless.

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper
05-22-2009, 02:05 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
There are? That's news to me.
All I know about is Flight Control.
Dunno if you'd consider Airport Mania to be one, but it's a good game nonetheless.
there's also iATC, Air Traffic Controller 4.0, and miniATC

I'd stick with Flight control though
05-22-2009, 02:05 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,084
Is iATC any good? Or Air Traffic Controller 4.0? I am not sure if Airport Mania consists of any aircraft landing control. Thanks again.

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

“Honestly, I was never terribly good at games.” - Finch (PoI S2E16)
05-22-2009, 02:07 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 336
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjleworthy View Post
flight control and airport mania
Yeap, the best $2 ($1 each) you'll spend on the App store.

1st & 2nd gen iPod Touch 3.0
XBL, Plus+ and OpenFeint: TheKrazyRussian
Fav Dev/Game: Self Aware Games / Sentinel 2.
Beta tested for Ngmoco, EA and Insomniac Games.
05-22-2009, 02:08 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,237
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Is iATC any good? Or Air Traffic Controller 4.0? I am not sure if Airport Mania consists of any aircraft landing control. Thanks again.
You're right, it doesn't. It consists of landing planes, dropping off passengers, loading up passengers, filling up gas (if needed) and making repairs (if needed), then taking off.
It's 'similar', maybe not what you're looking for. There's a lite version, I suggest you give it a shot. It's a really great game.

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper
05-22-2009, 02:08 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Is iATC any good? Or Air Traffic Controller 4.0? I am not sure if Airport Mania consists of any aircraft landing control. Thanks again.
neither of them are.

iATC runs on the green radar screen which is VERY hard to play on.

ATC 4.0 isn't bad but flight paths are controlled with checkpoints and the difficulty ramps up quickly with weather and wind wrecking havoc on the single engine planes
05-22-2009, 02:17 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
neither of them are.

iATC runs on the green radar screen which is VERY hard to play on.

ATC 4.0 isn't bad but flight paths are controlled with checkpoints and the difficulty ramps up quickly with weather and wind wrecking havoc on the single engine planes
The screenshots of iATC make it look like a simulator, but I guess it is hampered by control issues according to the posts.

I think from the other threads, both ATC4 and Flight Control are both fun and challenging and worse, they are both US$0.99. I am on the fence now...

Thank you all.

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

“Honestly, I was never terribly good at games.” - Finch (PoI S2E16)
05-22-2009, 03:08 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
ATC 4.0 isn't bad but flight paths are controlled with checkpoints and the difficulty ramps up quickly with weather and wind wrecking havoc on the single engine planes
ATC 4.0 has path controlling now too, the old waypoint system is still optional though.