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App description: 5/5 - "This is a great little gem of a game."
5/5 - "Great game, great atmosphere! So tense when you lose a pilot."
5/5 - "Highly enjoyable, free game that deserves more recognition that it actually has."
5/5 - "You really get attached to your pilots after a while. Makes you really try your hardest to keep them alive."
5/5 - "The dog that greets you on your mission end is just an extra touch to show how much love and care they made this game with!"
5/5 - "Really well-done, with tight controls."

*** We'd like to thank every single person who decided to take the time to rate or review Wings of Heroes: for an indie team like ours good reviews are the only way to emerge on the App Store. If you like our game please let other users know the reasons why you do. Thank you. ***

Fly with your unexperienced recruits in this 2d side scrolling ww2 dogfighting game and watch them become real heroes, fighting against all odds to subvert the fate of a seemingly lost war!

In Wings of Heroes you are in charge of a small training airfield for recruits, who will need to be prepared for the imminent clash with enemy forces.
However, sometimes things don't work out as planned and your airfield will soon be required to participate in military operations.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
This is NOT a "pay to win" game.
IAPs are there to support us: they're are not needed to finish the missions and continue playing, you just need some practice.
We added (few) ads: purchase anything from the in-app store to disable them.

FEATURES:
- Mission based gameplay with an enthralling plot
- Challenging dogfight action
- Your pilots' rank will grow higher from mission to mission and they will learn new abilities: help them become Masters of Dogfight
- Use your pilot's "dexterity" to slow down time and react faster to unexpected events
- Perform rolls to avoid enemy bullets and missiles
- Perform Immelmann maneuvers to avoid enemies and get their tail
- Up to 3 wingmen will escort you in your missions: switch control to any of them at any time!
- Keep or break formation when you control the team leader
- Land at your airfield to refuel, repair and reload your aircraft
- More than 15 different types of enemies (soldiers, tanks, barracks, hangars, battleships, submarines, bunkers, etc...)
- Detailed statistics for each pilot
- Realistic weather conditions (rainy, stormy, foggy)
- Fly at different times of day (dawn, daylight, sunset, night)
- 2 gameplay views available (zoomed and normal)
- "Zoom out" button to see entire game field at once
- Enemies' morale affects their behaviour
- Eject from your aircraft
- Perform crash landings
- Realistic sound effects
- Engaging soundtrack
- Everyplay integration for full mission recording and spectacular replays: never lose a single moment of your heroic exploits and share them with your friends
- Game Center integration with lots of achievements and leaderboards

WHATS NEXT:
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NOTE:
Please dont include bug reports in your app reviews: we cant respond to you directly.
You can email us via moonybaboon@gmail.com

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Credits
The game has been developed by Moony Baboon:
Marco Tormento - coding
Simone Tormento - artwork

Soundtrack by Simone Geravini
11-15-2014, 06:01 PM
#2
Fans of "Wings of Valor" should take a good close look at this little gem !

11-15-2014, 09:46 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Downloading now. It looks really cool!!
11-15-2014, 10:08 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,130
Excellent game! I love it, its very much like Wings of furry! I purchased the unlimited pack to support the dev, hopefully a lot of us will do the same so that we can get more content and upgrades in the future!
11-16-2014, 05:58 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,328
i love this! especially when i found i can turn off the accelerometer and control with joystick! Still, i crashed like 10 pilots in the first 3 missions, now i am on the 4th. It's difficult but fair, i just hope the pilots and planes are endless because i seem to lose them too fast. Are they?

Edit: So, if you get stars in the mission, you get pilots. If you crash them all with no stars, the game sais : you can start a new game and try to be better this time, or you can buy unlimited pilots and airplanes for 3,6 euro (i guess 4$$?). I'm not sure i want it this much yet, especially because me crashing my planes in every stage takes some enjoyment out of it.. i guess i suck at this

Last edited by ramzarules; 11-16-2014 at 06:57 AM.
11-16-2014, 06:57 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,540
The Gameplay:


Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2

11-16-2014, 08:36 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Italy
Posts: 73
Hi guys,
first of all thank you for your kind words, we can't describe how much we appreciate it.
We are looking for your invaluable feedback, 'cause this is our first game and the beta testers were basically me and my brother, therefore we may have made mistakes calibrating the gameplay.
We designed the game to be completed with the amount of pilots and aircrafts we give you every completed mission, provided you get at least 2 stars in the most part of them.
In fact we added a good 20% more reinforcements than we needed to complete the game, just to be sure, but we have a huge amount of experience playing the game...

@ramzarules
Thank you for your feedback!
The game is all about the emotional bond that creates between the player and his pilots: we want the player to become attached to them, to care for them, and we thought that making them infinite would spoil part of the fun.
The game is "not easy" by design, but we created the first 5 missions easy enough to be completed with 3 stars, to give the players a good amount of reinforcements before the things get though.
It takes some time getting accustomed to the controls and to understand the flight mechanics, but you can make practice re-playing the missions you completed with 3 stars: you won't lose any aircrafts or pilots even if you die.
If you have no more pilots or aircrafts you can start a new game or wait 24hrs for some reinforcements to arrive (5 aircrafts or 5 pilots based on what you finished).
Or you can visit the store: we thought we gave a good amount of choice with 3 price tiers, but again... feedback is welcome:
- 89eurocents for 50 pilots or 50 aircrafts or 4 levels instructor upgrade
- 1,8 for infinite pilots or infinite aircrafts or best instructor (all recruits with max rank) (these items are non-consumable)
- 3,6 for all of the above (this item is non-consumable)

Thanks again guys: reading positive comments after nearly 3 years of development is awesome... we are so happy someone likes it!! :-)

PS: sorry for my English... :-)
11-16-2014, 10:27 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,328
Thanks for listening to the feedback from us, and it's always great to see a dev do that!
It's nice that you get reinforcements if you wait (i didn't know that).

I restarted the game and this time, i got to mission 9 with 2 highly promoted pilots, and crashed both of them, and now i'm left with a lot of 1 promotion rookies.
Caring for your pilots is double edged, since when i lost them, i lost desire to play, since i tried so much to keep them alive. And what's more, now i was left with only rookies again. Case in point, if i buy the 3,6 euro pack, i will stop caring for them since they will be infinite and levelled up always.

I think what's missing, is

1) to be able to choose pilots in missions, so you can have a team promoted, better able to cope with a loss of a star pilot. And to be able to play easier mission with rookies to promote them. That way, like XCOM, yes the pilot is lost, but if you have a team, you are not crippled by losing your best soldier.

2) option to zoom out to see what's coming. Most of the time i crashed, it was because i followed a ground target marker, and right after seeing it at the edge of my screen and started shooting, i am on top of it and crash on it like the radars.

3) fuel! i know it's unrealistic, but have the option to turn it off so we can enjoy the flight time!

Also, is there 25 missions until you beat the game, and do you plan to add more content? More missions / plane / pilot customisation would be great.

I really enjoy the game so far, but i feel very frustrated when i crash, and if i buy the unlimiteds, i will stop enjoying it since i won't care. Therefore, my above suggestions. As to what you can change the IAPs to, to make some money? Customisation maybe, skins, stickers, colors, effects... I want to spend some money on it to support you, but not the the extent of not caring for my unlimited star pilots, nor at the cost of getting frustrated when i lose my one or two star pilots.

*****Edit: if you change it so we can choose our pilots, and level them through more missions, i would buy the infinite pilots and aircrafts IAP, but **without** the best trainer, as that would be cheating! I think this is the best solution!!!
Hope my post is helpful, and wish you success! Sorry for the long post

Last edited by ramzarules; 11-16-2014 at 10:35 AM.
11-16-2014, 01:35 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Italy
Posts: 73
@ramzarules:
1) This feature is already there! You can choose your team composition in the briefing, right before flying. The strategy we use is to get many pilots to higher ranks by tackling easy missions with low ranked pilots. This also has the benefit to increase overall training level of your airfield: this way your recruits will have higher ranks from the start and already recruited pilots will get promoted too.
2) At the moment zoom is proportional to speed... the more you go fast, the more game field you see. If you go slow the aircraft will react more promptly, so the need to see more area should be reduced.
Moreover if you use the pilot "dexterity" the time will slow down and you will have plenty of time to react to events.
3) We should add this as an option... thanks!

This release features 25 missions that tell a story that begins and ends as you will see if you get there :-), but we have plenty of ideas for additional chapters. Obviously, it depends on how well the game is received.. also for customizations.

About IAPs, we will surely review the items available by next release!

Thanks for your feedback!
11-16-2014, 04:33 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoonyBaboon View Post
@ramzarules:
1) This feature is already there! You can choose your team composition in the briefing, right before flying. The strategy we use is to get many pilots to higher ranks by tackling easy missions with low ranked pilots. This also has the benefit to increase overall training level of your airfield: this way your recruits will have higher ranks from the start and already recruited pilots will get promoted too.
2) At the moment zoom is proportional to speed... the more you go fast, the more game field you see. If you go slow the aircraft will react more promptly, so the need to see more area should be reduced.
Moreover if you use the pilot "dexterity" the time will slow down and you will have plenty of time to react to events.
3) We should add this as an option... thanks!

This release features 25 missions that tell a story that begins and ends as you will see if you get there :-), but we have plenty of ideas for additional chapters. Obviously, it depends on how well the game is received.. also for customizations.

About IAPs, we will surely review the items available by next release!

Thanks for your feedback!
Mission 4: one thing I don't like is landing and getting the mission as failed. I know it's silly, but I'd like to be able to take off and continue the mission. Does this happen in every mission, or just 4 because it's part of the tutorial missions? The game is very good, I like it, but as it was already said, a zoom out button would be great.