Flight Control

Common Sense Media says

Landing planes is fun but harder than it looks.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

There are no levels to achieve, no equipment upgrades and no opponents, just planeloads of passengers circling the airport.

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Consumerism

To reach the tutorial you have to tap past a full-screen ad for another Firemint game, Real Racing.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Game can be played with another player by holding phones side by side. To submit online stats, you have to go to a separate out-of-game Web site, cloudcell.com.

 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the goal of this cute game is to guide small animated planes safely onto a runway. The inevitable mid-air collisions are loud but not too scary.

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Don't let the line drawings fool you. Flight Control is entertaining and highly addictive. Bring flights in safely by drawing a path with your finger from the plane to the runway. When planes multiply from all directions don't choke or they'll crash with a sound like trash cans being kicked over. Success is rewarded with polite applause and a "refreshing beverage" served by a stewardess dressed in a retro 50s uniform.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$0.99
Release date:October 16, 2009
Category:Simulation Games
Publisher:Firemint
Version:1.60
Minimum software requirements:Android 1.6 and up

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Tracing game is fun, origonal, and difficult

When planes crash it just makes planes flash...

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