Parents' Guide to

HAWK – Air Force Raid

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Challenging arcade shooter marred by push for upgrades.

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Is It Any Good?

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Bringing the fun of classic arcade games into the modern era is a challenge, but it's a feat this action game manages to pull off fairly well. The elements are classic. Face wave after wave of enemy fighters, flying a ship that fires nonstop. Bobbing and weaving around their projectiles and their own aerobatics is as much a challenge as shooting them down. The modern twist comes in a truly cooperative mode, where players can invite friends or team up with strangers to beat a level.

The only hurdle is the game's strong push for upgrades. To advance, you constantly need to improve your ship. And while in-game currency is easily acquired, you still have to play a lot to get enough to buy some upgrades, especially planes (and there are levels that require you to own a certain plane before you can explore them). At some point, it stops feeling like game mechanics and feels more like the developers are rigging things so that you have to spend money. That feeling of manipulation can wear off the fun.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 7, 2017
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Adventures
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  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: September 12, 2017

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