A free demo version of Blue Skies is now available [App Store]. The Lite version of Blue Skies contains 7 of the 30 levels found in the game.

Blue Skies is a top-down 2D helictoper shooter that’s more or less a cross between Will Wright’s classic Raid on Bungeling Bay and Freeverse’s Wingnuts Temporal Navigator. The player pilots an accelerometer controlled helicopter across 30 search-and-destroy missions facing enemy tanks, planes, helicopters, blimps, and mines. Powerups and cash are acquired by destorying enemy vehicles. Accumulated cash can be used to purchase more advanced weapons from the home base R&D shop.

We found version 1.0 of the game to be a fun and simple shooter. The full version has since seen a price drop to $5.99 and the developer has been quite active with many new features coming in version 2.0.

A partial list of improvements include:

  • Rain / cloud effects
  • Speed booster
  • Bug fixes, including sound bug with Firmware 2.1
  • Difficulty levels
  • Unlimited Arcade mode levels
  • Version 2.0 has been submitted to the App Store and is still under review, but should arrive any day. New customers can try the Lite version which is available now. [App Store]

    • Brett

      Installed it, but can't actually play it. The game crashes every time after the splash screen,
      I am running the latest version of the iPhone OS, and I have no problem like this with any of the other many many games I have on my iPhone.

    • rpgguy

      Try rebooting, and if that doesn't work reinstall. Worked fine here the first try.

    • http://martyplumbo.com Marty Plumbo

      When did Raid on Bungeling Bay become a "classic"?

    • Finch

      I've been wanting to try this one out. Glad that there is a demo.

      yay freebies!