Flight Control – Game Introduction
Flight Control is a clever flight simulation line-drawing game developed by Firemint Games which can be played on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While playing Flight Control you are an air traffic controller! You can guide the flight path of different types of aircraft using your finger to draw lines to their color coded landing destinations safely without colliding with other aircraft in the sky. There are several screens to choose from with advancing difficulty and you can even play with your own favorite music you choose from your device. How great of an Air traffic Controller are you? Gamezebo’s Flight Control strategy guide and walkthrough will provide you with a quick start guide, tips and tricks, hints and cheats on how to win.
Quick Start Guide
- You will need to purchase this game for 99 cents and can play it on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
- Click on the link at the top of this page to download the game.
- When you see the first loaded screen you can tap on “More” and then “Tutorial” for a brief explanation of the different types of screens and requirements.
- Music button – This game has a fantastic feature that makes your game even more enjoyable. Instead of listening to the accompanying game music tap on the music icon and it will take you to your music list on your device. Tap on all the songs you would like to hear and while you play the game your songs will play in the order you chose them. If you choose only one song it will be put on a non-stop loop.
- Once you have a hang of the game you can join Cloudcell.com and meet other players to share Air Traffic Controlling duties. You land planes of your color and try to pass your opponent off the screen while they do the same to you.
Game Elements/Basic Game Play
- When you start the game you can set your favorite music and then choose from several different levels of Airstrip to play.
- There will be different color coded runways and helicopter landing pads on the screen.
- Right before a plane enters the area you will see a red “!” symbol shown in image above. This is warning you that another plane will be coming from this area.
- You need to match the color of the aircraft to the color of the landing area.
- Touch the plane with your finger and draw a path from the aircraft to the runway.
- More and more aircraft will begin to enter the airspace zone.
- If two Aircrafts are in danger of colliding a red zone will surround the Aircrafts and these are known as “Proximity warnings” If you are fast you can change the path of one of the aircraft quickly to avoid a collision.
- When you draw the line it is at first seen as a dotted line then it turns to a solid line. If you have correctly connected the aircraft to the runway the aircraft will turn white. This means if nothing gets in the way it is going to land and you will get credit for a successful landing.
- Along the top of the screen is a counter that keeps track of successful landings.
- As soon as any aircraft collides the game is over and you will see your score.
- The game will keep track of your high score for each Airfield.
Types of Airfields
- There are currently 5 types of Airfields in the game with different levels of difficulty and obstacles.
- The first Airfield is the easiest and best to practice with when you are learning.
- The second Airfield (Hawaii with a water Landing Strip) has many more aircraft coming into the area at once.
- The third Airfield is known as “Top Secret” and has landing strips very close together in different directions making it very difficult.
- The fourth Airfield is the “Outback Airfield” and it has Emergency Aircraft. Emergency Aircraft does NOT need to be guided and it will show a blue dotted line to the nearest landing area. You must not interfere with its landing or let it collide with other aircraft.
- The fifth and final Airfield is called the “Windy Airfield” and it is very difficult. There is a Windsock in the center of the screen to show you which way the wind is blowing. If the wind begins to blow in the same direction as the runways it will cause the runway to become inactive. This makes things very challenging as you must keep the aircraft in the air without colliding with other aircraft until the wind changes direction causing the runway to light up and becomes active again. There are also several types of aircraft coming from all directions on top of the wind challenge.
Types of Aircraft
- Jets – These are red and will need to be guided to a red runway. When successful they will turn white until they land.
- Helicopters – These are blue and land on a Helicopter landing pad with an “H” with a circle around it. It will turn white when you have drawn a successful path to land it.
- Biplanes – These are Gold in color and need to be guided to the gold landing strips. When guided correctly they will turn white before landing.
- Emergency Aircraft – These are large white planes with a blue circle around them. You do not guide these and will see a blue dotted line that shows its flight path and you will need to make sure nothing collides with it.
Fast Forward Feature
- Want even more of a challenge? Set the game to Fast Forward!
- This is found at the bottom left of the screen. Tap on the “>>” symbol once and things will speed up but if a proximity warning occurs anywhere on the screen it will stop the fast forward.
- If you do not want the Fast Forward to stop when there is a proximity warning making the game yet even more difficult, double tap on the Fast Forward button to lock in the feature for the length of the turn.
Statistics/Playing with Friends
- Tap on the “Statistics” button on the main menu to see how your score history in the game.
- If you join the game’s website http://www.cloudcell.com you can submit your scores for comparisons on leader boards against other players around the World. NOTE – You must be at least 13 years old to join this site which is free of charge.
- You can also meet other players at Cloudcell.com to play against. Each one of you will be assigned a color plane to control. Depending on the Airfield you choose this can be very challenging to guide your planes and try to cause others to make mistakes and pass their Aircraft off of the screen while they are doing the same to you.
- NOTE – To play against friends you will be required to have Blue tooth and 3.0 OS or higher installed on your device or a Wifi Network connection.
- To play with a friend tap on the Friend icon at the upper right corner of the game screen.
- You can tap on “Host a Game” or “Join a Game” and be sure to tap on the connection type you are using at the top right of the screen.
- Tap on “More” on the main menu then on “Achievements” to see what needs to be done to complete an Achievement.
- There are currently 12 achievements in the game and some of them are very difficult and you will have to play over time to complete them.
- Once you have completed an Achievement it will turn blue in the menu as seen above and you will also see it flash at the bottom of the game screen for a few seconds.
- In addition to earning achievements in-game, Apple Game Center users will be able to unlock identical achievements on their Game Center account.
- Safety Card – Read the Game Tutorial
- First Flights – Land an Aircraft on each type of Airfield.
- Jet Power – Land 20 Jets in a Game.
- Centurion – Reach 100 total Aircraft landed.
- Helicopter Love – Land 5 Helicopters in a row.
- Rush Hour – Land 7 Aircrafts within 12 seconds.
- Holding Pattern – Keep the same Aircraft in the sky for 5 minutes!
- Restrainer – Land no Aircraft for 2 minutes.
- Perfect Timing – Land 3 Aircraft at the same time.
- Crowded Sky – Reach 20 most Aircraft on the screen. (Have maximum of 20 on screen at once)
- Veteran – Play 250 total games.
- Wings – Land 200 Aircrafts in the Game.
- You have completed the basic game play guide for Flight Control for IPhone, iPad and the iPod touch by Firemint Games. Be sure to check back often for game updates, Staff and user reviews, user tips, forum comments and much more here at Gamezebo!