Nov 1, 2013
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is one of those games that brings a lot to the table in many ways. Flight simulation games can sometimes be either overly involved or control-challenged; finding that comfortable middle ground can be tough.
First of all, it is a pretty hefty download; we’re talking about just under 2GB unpacked according to Goog. Off the bat, at first glance, the graphics make it seem worth it… it looks good. From the aircraft themselves to the way the sun reflects off the endless the sea in the background, detail is definitely paid attention to. If you are able to look at the planes and not want to fly one in real life, check for a pulse.
The tutorial does a good job of hitting the spot. It is broken down into several different lessons, each with an emphasis on a category of flying. They are fairly thorough, and are a fun way of getting acquainted with the game. And the one teaching controls is definitely appreciated.
Guiding the plane combines monitoring measurables like speed and altitude. Virtual joysticks controls banking in either direction, as well as dives, ascents. and airspeed. Realistic-looking gauges make up a lot of the background, and I like the various views that are and changeable at the tap of a button. Other sections of the tutorial deal with skills like dogfighting, and the finer points of evading the enemy as well as taking them out. Basic skills are taught using understandable terms, and in this, the tutorial is a bona fide, fun part of the game.
The actual gameplay itself comes in single and multiplayer flavors. There are missions, plenty of dogfighting and defensive sets.In some variations, it can get chaotic, with lifelined craft taking up a lot of space on the screen, but for the most part, it is a lot of fun. The IAP system is in place and fully stocked.
It’s intense, but its strength is that the intensity can be controlled by the user. The controls do take a bit of getting used to, but the scenery and gameplay helps overcome that.