There have been a few arcade flying games announced and released for the iPhone, but none that I'd really classify as must-have's.

The makers of Downhill Bowling [App Store] are taking their shot at the genre with this as-yet unannounced game:

The game involves two modes: Arcade and Race.

In Arcade, you basically try to shoot down as many enemy targets as you can to get the highest score. Ships spawn crates (yes, good old crates) which you can pick up and drop on a specific target for additional points.

In Race mode, there are 9 different courses where you have to fly through a series of hoops in sequence. We use the same mechanics (shoot stuff down, pick up and deliver crates) except that it gives you a time bonus.

The game is expected sometime in February.

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture.com

    looks good, similar to the kind of thing I have been wanting. Lets hope it is well executed.

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture.com

    looks good, similar to the kind of thing I have been wanting. Lets hope it is well executed.

  • Capone

    Looks interesting, quite like Pilotwings.

  • Capone

    Looks interesting, quite like Pilotwings.

  • rich_952000

    I've said it before and I'll sat it again, I'm a sucker for flying games. I would agree, there are no "must have" flying games on iTunes yet. There are some fair incarnations though; BattleSky is about my favorite, also Armageddon Squadron has shaped up nicely with Internet multi-player, Flying Aces just updated to 1.1 enemy AI is great now, shoot me now but I still even like BiiPlane.

  • rich_952000

    I've said it before and I'll sat it again, I'm a sucker for flying games. I would agree, there are no "must have" flying games on iTunes yet. There are some fair incarnations though; BattleSky is about my favorite, also Armageddon Squadron has shaped up nicely with Internet multi-player, Flying Aces just updated to 1.1 enemy AI is great now, shoot me now but I still even like BiiPlane.

  • TheOnePb

    Wauw, this looks good!
    No lagg even when you're going trough the fire or into the water, that's a good point.
    If it's recorded on the iPhone/iPod Touch;)

  • TheOnePb

    Wauw, this looks good!
    No lagg even when you're going trough the fire or into the water, that's a good point.
    If it's recorded on the iPhone/iPod Touch;)

  • Finch

    Anything that reminds me of the flying levels in Spyro the Dragon is good in my books. Although frustrating at times those were always done very well (at least in the first game anyways)

  • Finch

    Anything that reminds me of the flying levels in Spyro the Dragon is good in my books. Although frustrating at times those were always done very well (at least in the first game anyways)

  • ortho

    viva la Sky Odyssey!!!!

  • ortho

    viva la Sky Odyssey!!!!