Go Plane Review

Go Plane Review

Jan 8, 2018

Go Plane is one of those games that looks to be an easy pickup. Let’s see…

I was able to get going without any explanation. As noted, it plays in portrait orientation, and it opens up with a seemingly unending aerial environment with a solitary plane flying in it. Ah, yes: you get to control it with your finger, by slashing on the screen or, better yet, dragging it in the direction you prefer. Here, the plane feels responsive, and the action is easily imbibed.gp3

Don’t get too comfortable, though; almost immediately, this leisurely glide becomes a lethal, somewhat one-sided dogfight. Why? Well, that is a missile on your six, and it’s coming in very fast.

If your immediate instinct is to use your freshly discovered powers of plane control to scamper out of the way of the missile, it’s a good one. This is the only way to survive. But wait… this missile has some advantages.

First, it’s that cool type of movie missile that follows you, mirroring your evasive actions in a scary shadow dance, until (hopefully) it’s energy runs out. Secondly — and much worse — this intro projectile is just the first of an endless wave of missiles. That’s right, a bunch of missiles chasing you for you to dodge.

Go Plane gets to be a cool game because it doesn’t attempt to do too much, and still finds a way to do that relatively well. The concept is simple, the gameplay barely needs an explanation and the it mostly keeps you engaged. Sure, we could yearn for a few more elements, like clearer plane attributes and even more power-ups, but as-is, it does a good job of melding simplicity with action.

True, the barebones thingie cuts both ways, but we’re willing to go out on a limb and say in the case of Go Plane, it is net positive… especially from a time wasting point of view.

Go Plane Review Rundown

7
Graphics/Sound - Simple, but convey the gameplay.
8
Controls - Intuitive dragging.
8
Gameplay - Dodge... and keep dodging for points.
7
Replay Value - Easy to pickup again and again.
7.5
Overall - A mindless diversion, which can be a positive.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

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