The 1.2 update for Firemint's brilliant pick up and play classic, Flight Control [App Store] just landed at its destination. If for some strange reason you don't have Flight Control yet, it's a devilishly simple game where you have a single task: successfully land as many aircraft as possible. Different planes and helicopters fly in from the side of the screen, you tap them then draw a path to lead them to their runway or landing pad without colliding with anything else.

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The beauty of Flight Control is its simplicity. It's like Tetris in that it only takes a second to learn to play, but standing a chance at a competitive high score takes true aircraft pathing mastery. 1.2 features two new airfields, the beachside resort (seen above) and the aircraft carrier (seen below). Each new airfield also comes with new aircraft, such as the seaplane and the navy jet. Also, if you find the pace of Flight Control to be a little too slow, there's also a fast forward button now.

img_0002-6While the two new airfields are cool, neither compare to how awesome the new scoreboards and online leaderboard systems are. Using their tagging system and Firemint's Cloudcell technology you can follow users, create custom leaderboards, and all kinds of other crazy things I never would have expected in a 99 cent game.

Once you get your Flight Control updated, be sure to log in to the Cloudcell and set your tag to TouchArcade, doing so will list all your scores with other Touch Arcade members!

Online Scoreboards: TouchArcade Flight Control tag on Cloudcell

App Store Link: Flight Control, $0.99

  • WhySoSerious

    the carrier is tough!

  • WhySoSerious

    the carrier is tough!

  • thebleeptruth

    QUESTION: I'm close to buying this, but I just got a question. Does the game have a comprehensive LOCAL high score list? So far from all the screens I see, it seems there's only ONE saved high score. This is pretty important to me cause with these types of casual games, I usually share my device with my family and we usually compete with our scores, as such I'm always after games with Top 10 scores with name-input. But with what I'm getting from this game, it appears the high scores are mainly focused on online leaderboards and not really local scores. Can anyone answer? Thanks!

    • Jayson767

      Yes, you're correct in your assumption, whilst Flight Control has an elaborate setup for uploading your high scores online, it sadly does not support multiple high scores on your device - No Top 10 or Top 5, just the single highest score achieved for each map - and no way to record your name against the score locally either :(

      I only hope firemint consider adding this functionality in an update soon, not everyone who plays this game is interested in world domination!

      • thebleeptruth

        I really hope they do. It's pretty disappointing because local high scores with name-input should be a mainstay in casual arcade games. It amazes my why most developers neglect this and focus instead on online scoring. IMO local scores should be a given, while online scoring as a bonus. And you're exactly right, not everyone really cares about posting and competing scores online.

  • thebleeptruth

    QUESTION: I'm close to buying this, but I just got a question. Does the game have a comprehensive LOCAL high score list? So far from all the screens I see, it seems there's only ONE saved high score. This is pretty important to me cause with these types of casual games, I usually share my device with my family and we usually compete with our scores, as such I'm always after games with Top 10 scores with name-input. But with what I'm getting from this game, it appears the high scores are mainly focused on online leaderboards and not really local scores. Can anyone answer? Thanks!

    • Jayson767

      Yes, you're correct in your assumption, whilst Flight Control has an elaborate setup for uploading your high scores online, it sadly does not support multiple high scores on your device - No Top 10 or Top 5, just the single highest score achieved for each map - and no way to record your name against the score locally either :(

      I only hope firemint consider adding this functionality in an update soon, not everyone who plays this game is interested in world domination!

      • thebleeptruth

        I really hope they do. It's pretty disappointing because local high scores with name-input should be a mainstay in casual arcade games. It amazes my why most developers neglect this and focus instead on online scoring. IMO local scores should be a given, while online scoring as a bonus. And you're exactly right, not everyone really cares about posting and competing scores online.

  • cc

    The two new levels are really challenging!!!

  • cc

    The two new levels are really challenging!!!

  • Sim

    Who plays without a fast-forward on is a chicken.
    I started a tag FAST which is for people playing ONLY classic airport with fast-forward ON all the time.
    Join me in this useless effort - it brings the old thrill back to this game.

  • Sim

    Who plays without a fast-forward on is a chicken.
    I started a tag FAST which is for people playing ONLY classic airport with fast-forward ON all the time.
    Join me in this useless effort - it brings the old thrill back to this game.

  • iHuff

    Wow that spinning aircraft carrier is hard!

    • TD_Fan

      Hence the challenge! Some folks were getting ridiculously high scores in the original map. Now, let's see how they do in the carrier map, hehe. ;)

  • iHuff

    Wow that spinning aircraft carrier is hard!

    • TD_Fan

      Hence the challenge! Some folks were getting ridiculously high scores in the original map. Now, let's see how they do in the carrier map, hehe. ;)

  • http://www.ianhoar.com Ian

    This has got to be one of the best iPhone games released to date. I can't believe how simple it is yet so addictive. I can't wait to try the new maps tonight.

  • http://www.ianhoar.com Ian

    This has got to be one of the best iPhone games released to date. I can't believe how simple it is yet so addictive. I can't wait to try the new maps tonight.

  • Ahiru

    loved the new levels! great - no, awesome game, one of my "throne" favorites (ya, you got that right!)

  • Ahiru

    loved the new levels! great - no, awesome game, one of my "throne" favorites (ya, you got that right!)

  • Matt

    I so downloaded the update as soon as it hit, and they ADDED FAST FORWARD THANK YOU THANK YOU. I stopped playing it till they added it, the first 50 levels are so boring and slow. Now you can eat through the first 50 levels and then try to beat your best score faster. Those 2 new fields and more aircraft are hard, that air craft carrier and the fighter jets & helicoptors are hard as all hell. Must have game for $1 its just brillant especially now its 3 times bigger

  • http://none Matt

    I so downloaded the update as soon as it hit, and they ADDED FAST FORWARD THANK YOU THANK YOU. I stopped playing it till they added it, the first 50 levels are so boring and slow. Now you can eat through the first 50 levels and then try to beat your best score faster. Those 2 new fields and more aircraft are hard, that air craft carrier and the fighter jets & helicoptors are hard as all hell. Must have game for $1 its just brillant especially now its 3 times bigger