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iPhone: ATC 4.0 : three-dimensional time management

02-22-2009, 10:53 AM
#1
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ATC 4.0 : three-dimensional time management

Hey guys,
Just wanted to pipe out that there's a Air Traffic Controller sim for those who fancy a time management game that's not domesticated tasks. (Not that I'm complaining about Sallys Salon or Diner Dash - I love them just as much as my wife!) But since its in air space, you also need to think in three dimensions. I used to really enjoy playing "Kennedy Approach" on the Atari 800XL (one of the first games to utilise speech synthesis, i think), and hopefully this will bring some memories back. Sadly, spent way too much this week, so I can't give any further comment apart from directing you to these review sites. I just thought that since there was another thread where someone was questioning whether cooking or cutting hair was actually fun, here is another alternative.

iTunes Link, US$2.99


Youtube link | Pop Up


Reviews:
http://www.appcraver.com/atc-4/
http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/atc-4-review
http://www.iphoneappreviews.net/2009/02/11/atc-40/

Last edited by salsamd; 02-23-2009 at 08:23 PM. Reason: Added video
02-22-2009, 10:55 AM
#2
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Might actually buy!!! Thanks for posting this

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02-22-2009, 11:01 AM
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Another competitor on the radar.... iATC

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Originally Posted by pablo19 View Post
Might actually buy!!! Thanks for posting this
Hey there Pablo.
There's actually another competing sim called iATC, costs $1.99 but looks alot more basic (just purely a radar screen). Came across it only when I tried searching "ATC" on iTunes store. That's been out since Dec 08, whereas ATC 4.0 was out only in 22 Jan 09.

Direct link to iATC: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297881846&mt=8

Let us know which one you go for, and what its like.
02-22-2009, 11:06 AM
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I'm downloading ATC 4.0 right now, the other one didn't appeal to me as much graphically and looked far worse from the description

will post my thoughts later

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02-22-2009, 11:16 AM
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It's really great, I almost crashed 2 planes on my second day but it was awesome! Touch controls work great, you have to set a path for every new plane that comes in new to the map without getting in the way of the others, it gets more difficult when you have 4 planes all wanting to go to the same destination. Thank you hkiphone again for posting this, I'm really enjoying the game

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02-22-2009, 11:18 AM
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Day three is a night shift and I have to safely get 8 planes to their respective destinations, the environment is darker now and planes are harder to see which offers a greater challenge. I assume that there is really bad weather were only the wing-lights of the plane can be seen

EDIT: the background of the city also changes each day!


EDIT 2: Day 5 it's snowing and I couldn't see/control all the planes, two of then collisioned....I will retry!!

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02-22-2009, 12:08 PM
#7
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Yes, I had noticed this game maybe two weeks ago. hkiphone, I used to play Kennedy Approach on the C64. I was hoping this game might relive some of that game, but ATC does not have altitude as a factor.

There is an on-line web version: http://www.atcgame.com/play.html

It was enjoyable, and seems worth the price, but I did not buy it yet.
02-22-2009, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by SSquared View Post
Yes, I had noticed this game maybe two weeks ago. hkiphone, I used to play Kennedy Approach on the C64. I was hoping this game might relive some of that game, but ATC does not have altitude as a factor.

There is an on-line web version: http://www.atcgame.com/play.html

It was enjoyable, and seems worth the price, but I did not buy it yet.
online version is quite hard, the one for the iphone is easier to control and you can set paths unlike on that mobile version where you have to control each plane individually.

Can't get past day 5, but there is also a highscore mode, so that should add to the replay value

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02-22-2009, 01:01 PM
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The high score mode is really intense.
02-22-2009, 02:03 PM
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The high score mode is really intense.
yeah, I'm doing "day" mode right now, and level 5 with the snow was pretty hard.

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