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  • Publisher: caweb.de
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 10.7 MB
  • Version: 2.1
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Airplane Duel is a 2 player air combat game with easy controls and flight physics!

Shoot down the balloon or your opponent's plane!

How to Play:

Choose Training (Singleplayer) or Duel (Multiplayer).

Dual mode will setup a connection via Game Center with a second iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

- Press the FIRE Button to take off.
- Use the ARROW Buttons to head nose up and down.
- Be careful: If you climb too fast, you'll stall!
- The game is over when one plane scores 15 points.

charnold's comments:


This game is a remake of the Mattel Intellivision game Biplanes.

Youtube link | Pop Up

Some fun facts about Biplanes from intellivisionlives.com:

- More hours were spent in the programming cubicles playing Biplanes than any other Intellivision game. Although it's one of the simplest, many programmers felt it was the most challenging and fun of the two-person games. The first time you deliberately stall, go into a free fall, then pull out with a backward loop at the last second to blast your opponent at pointblank range is a joy!

- So many hours were wasted on Biplanes, that when a memo was circulated April 1, 1982, ordering Triple Action deleted from programmers' hard disks, Biplanes-addict Steve Montero (Night Stalker) didn't argue; sheepishly, he erased it, only later discovering that the memo was an April Fool's hoax.

- In Biplanes, although the game ends when one player reaches 15 points, bullets in the air at that point are allowed to score. It's possible, therefore, to have a game with a 15-15 tie, or to win with 16 points.


promo codes:

09-26-2009, 05:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 824
I used to love this game when I was little, but I'm not sure about paying 1.99 for it.

09-27-2009, 02:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 150
It's worth it :-)

We've played the original a lot on the Intellivision. When we saw the Biplanes video on youtube, we wanted to have this on the iPod touch :-)
09-28-2009, 08:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3
Finally! I loved biplanes on my good old intellivision!

The flying physics with loopings and stalling is very cool, graphics and sound are nice, blootooth works like a charm. Singleplayer is only good for training or flying around for a few minutes, but multiplayer battles are just great! My brother and me play it often, and there is always lots of shooting and screaming and laughing and "Noooo, I crashed again" and "Hahaha, MY balloon!" and "I want REVENGE!!!"

Singleplayer: Not much for the price.
Multiplayer: High recommandation and definately worth it!
09-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 150
added some promo codes to the first post!

have fun and thanks for feedback!
09-28-2009, 11:37 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,188


Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
09-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,281
RHH9NNEA6N3N, Thank You.

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09-30-2009, 07:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 150
price dropped to $0.99