Earlier this month we previewed a then-unnamed upcoming flying game from GameResort, makers of Downhill Bowling.  Since then the game has received both a name, Biplane: Wings of Raccoon [link], and a spot in the App Store.

Biplane features nine courses and two modes of play: 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 utilizes accelerometer flight controls with on-screen touch zones for firing and activating a temporary speed boost.  As can be seen from the developer's demonstration video, Biplane is a cartoonish flyer that does not strive to provide a realistic flight experience; it's all about bullseyeing targets, blowing up enemies, and racking up the most points possible.

Biplane: Wings of Raccoon debuted yesterday and has been well received by our forum readers.

App Store Link: Biplane: Wings of Raccoon, $1.99

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    This game reminds me of a rather more basic version of Nintendo's as-yet unreleased Wii Sports: Airplane (which I really hope will see the light of day at some point).

    vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG201q53b8U

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    This game reminds me of a rather more basic version of Nintendo's as-yet unreleased Wii Sports: Airplane (which I really hope will see the light of day at some point).

    vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG201q53b8U

  • rich_952000

    I have to say, this game is one of the most fun I have bought in quite awhile. These flying gmes are my fortay. There is no lack of fun to be had with Biplane. I know there is no shortage of flying games on iTunes, but, believe me this is the best, most expansive you'll find.

  • rich_952000

    I have to say, this game is one of the most fun I have bought in quite awhile. These flying gmes are my fortay. There is no lack of fun to be had with Biplane. I know there is no shortage of flying games on iTunes, but, believe me this is the best, most expansive you'll find.

  • http://www.gameresort.com GameResort

    OMG... we hadn't seen Wii game. I can't believe how similar the games look! But hey, where is their raccoon? :-)

  • http://www.gameresort.com GameResort

    OMG... we hadn't seen Wii game. I can't believe how similar the games look! But hey, where is their raccoon? :-)

  • Jeff M

    So how does it compare to Pilotwings64?

  • Jeff M

    So how does it compare to Pilotwings64?

  • Big Albie

    Biplane is amazingly fun, and the controls are especially good. I've played with numerous flight sims, and the Biplane devs did a really nice job with this. Controls are tight which you can calibrate, and the animation is visually top notch.

  • Big Albie

    Biplane is amazingly fun, and the controls are especially good. I've played with numerous flight sims, and the Biplane devs did a really nice job with this. Controls are tight which you can calibrate, and the animation is visually top notch.

  • Marc

    is it as good as snoopy vs the red baron?

    well at $2 i guess it only has to be 1/15 as good...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cefHiOX7zW4

  • Marc

    is it as good as snoopy vs the red baron?

    well at $2 i guess it only has to be 1/15 as good...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cefHiOX7zW4

  • kinl

    Really nice to play, controls are spot on for a cartoony flier.

    and props for another great Unity game :)

  • kinl

    Really nice to play, controls are spot on for a cartoony flier.

    and props for another great Unity game :)

  • http://boiledgoose.com BoieldGoose

    @Marc - It's very similar in feel and style to Red Baron - which was one of my favorite games for the PSP. If you liked Red Baron this is a must buy. They did a very good job with this.

  • http://boiledgoose.com BoieldGoose

    @Marc - It's very similar in feel and style to Red Baron - which was one of my favorite games for the PSP. If you liked Red Baron this is a must buy. They did a very good job with this.

  • rich_952000

    @BoiledGoose, how's that taste? Yuck! LOL

    But yeah well said +1

  • rich_952000

    @BoiledGoose, how's that taste? Yuck! LOL

    But yeah well said +1

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

    This looks like the game I have been looking for since X-Plane came out. Can't wait to try it later.

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

    This looks like the game I have been looking for since X-Plane came out. Can't wait to try it later.

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