A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Game uses simple touch controls. While playing isn't difficult, winning can be.
Violence & Scariness
While players can crash into things, there's no blood or gore.
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Products & Purchases
Game has a banner ad running along the bottom at all times, and static ads on the menu page. Players can watch video ads to double their money, but sometimes the ad plays even when you tell it not to. Game has no music or sound effects but ads do, so they stand out more. There's an ad-free version you can buy.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
While this could've been a fun and interesting arcade aerial racing game, its greediness in pushing ads and its constant glitches make it more frustrating than fun. In Wind Rider!, you don a wing suit and get into a race with computer-controlled opponents, but you'll only win if you fly through some circular targets. This is relatively easy to do, thanks to this game's simple touch controls; or rather, it would be if they worked right. This game constantly seizes up mid-flight, pausing for a fraction of a second before jumping ahead, which can mean the difference between threading the needle and slamming head first into a skyscraper.
It's also greedy, and allows you to buy your way to the winner's circle. Along with a banner ad that constantly runs along the bottom, and static ads on the main menu, there are video ads after each round you can watch to double your winnings, which you can then use to increase your maximum speed, your acceleration when you fly through a target, and the amount of money you earn per round. Even worse, while the game itself has no music or sound effects, the video ads do, and the video ads sometimes run even when you tell them not to. All of which makes Wind Rider! as irritating as it is disappointing.
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