Last Updated on Monday, 28 May 2012 17:11 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 30 May 2012 01:53
Reviewed by Mark for FamilyFriendlyGaming
There are numerous games on the iPhone market that target the Jetpack Joyride kind of game play. Tiny Plane is one of the more unique ones. First and foremost we fly a plane with a dog. I said it was unique. We fly through hoops for gained speed, grab coins, fruit, and avoid missiles and mines. Tiny Plane distinguishes itself by making us go down and land. We have to land to fill those gas tanks.
In case you were wondering, yes you can crash instead of landing in Tiny Plane. Take a dive and your plane will explode. Which is the main violence in Tiny Plane. We can crash into a variety of things, and hurt our little dog. The graphics in Tiny Plane are cute with child friendly color schemes being used.
The music in Tiny Plane is wondrous. I love listening to the music in Tiny Plane. I also noticed that Tiny Plane has little touches to it that set it above and beyond so many other games on the iPhone. Many developers out there can take a look at Tiny Plane to see what I am describing. This app takes care of the little things.
What about the big things though? Thankfully players have choices when it comes to the control scheme. I had to find what worked best for me, and then stuck with it. Having to land the plane is an interesting game play mechanic that made me shift my thinking. Normally I am just going and going without any thought to refueling. Tiny Plane made me think about landing, and doing it safely. Then I had to safely take off again. It does break up the action.
Tiny Plane gives players a reason to replay it. There are different things that can be purchased with the coins earned in the levels. Not as much as say a Jetpack Joyride, but maybe more will be coming in updates. The multiplayer option in Tiny Plane is really cool. I was not expecting it in this game, so it is a welcome surprise. If you like to compete against others you will enjoy the multiplayer mode in Tiny Plane.
Tiny Plane is a cute game for families. I liked flying around and collecting items in this game. I wish there were goals like in Jetpack Joyride. The taking off and landing is the major stand out feature in Tiny Plane. It takes a little while to get used to it, but once you do it becomes pretty cool. I hope to see sequels to this game in the future.
Family Friendly Factor: 82%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Rating: '4+' - 4+