7We first reported on Craneball Studios' beautifully drawn blimp game back in April. The game has finally arrived in the App Store for the low price of $0.99 [App Store].

You are a blimp pilot. A war veteran, who wants to live the rest of your life in quiet and peace. Working your day job on a trading planet, everything seems to be ok. Suddenly the planet is assaulted by an evil empire. Your blimp is upgraded with bombs and you are going to save the planet…

The game requires you to pilot around the various levels accomplishing specific missions and destroying enemy blimps. Controls are implemented with a mix of accelerometer for direction and virtual buttons for bombs and thurst. Blimp features 20 levels, particle effects, 5 different locations, and global high score with Facebook integration.

The game has been getting rave reviews amongst the early adopters in the forum with many pointing out the wonderful sound effects (headphones recommended). For the introductory price of $0.99, it's probably an easy pick up. The full price of the game is expected to be $2.99.

This developer video shows how the controls work:

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App Store Link: Blimp - The Flying Adventures, $0.99

  • TKO

    I just bought it - it looks so *pretty*.. I hope it's good. :D

  • TKO

    I just bought it - it looks so *pretty*.. I hope it's good. :D

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Thanks for the heads-up - bought it at once. Hope it's good.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Thanks for the heads-up - bought it at once. Hope it's good.

  • Rad

    This was an instant Buy!

    Thanks for the Great Intro Price !

  • Rad

    This was an instant Buy!

    Thanks for the Great Intro Price !

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Just bought it and am having an absolute blast with it. Great little title for the price.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Just bought it and am having an absolute blast with it. Great little title for the price.

  • Carlos Luz

    Finally a game in the likes of the old but great "Ugh!" game :) This one is awsome!

  • Carlos Luz

    Finally a game in the likes of the old but great "Ugh!" game :) This one is awsome!

  • TKO

    Wow, yeah, it really is a lot like "Ugh!" ..or Space Taxi, a game many people are probably already familiar with. (But "Ugh!" was the version with absolutely freaking gorgeous presentation ..just like this game has.)

    Anyone interested in stuff along the lines of Space Taxi / Ugh / H.E.R.O. or just like the idea of a blimp + bombing game should just spend the dollar. It's well worth it.

  • TKO

    Wow, yeah, it really is a lot like "Ugh!" ..or Space Taxi, a game many people are probably already familiar with. (But "Ugh!" was the version with absolutely freaking gorgeous presentation ..just like this game has.)

    Anyone interested in stuff along the lines of Space Taxi / Ugh / H.E.R.O. or just like the idea of a blimp + bombing game should just spend the dollar. It's well worth it.

  • Alex Hardy

    Instant purchase :)

    ... makes me think how great an iPhone version of Exile would be :)

  • Alex Hardy

    Instant purchase :)

    ... makes me think how great an iPhone version of Exile would be :)

  • sufy

    Thankyou for informing us toucharcade. Bought it straight away.

  • sufy

    Thankyou for informing us toucharcade. Bought it straight away.

  • TKO

    Ooooh! Now *Exile* would be a brilliant one. I'm surprised at the cool ports we've seen on the iTouch devices already: Flashback, Pinball Dreams (and soon Fantasies), Ports of Call ..Exile has to be on someone's list to do, eh?

  • TKO

    Ooooh! Now *Exile* would be a brilliant one. I'm surprised at the cool ports we've seen on the iTouch devices already: Flashback, Pinball Dreams (and soon Fantasies), Ports of Call ..Exile has to be on someone's list to do, eh?

  • JNG

    Once again thanks for the heads up on this one. Its a really good deal at .99 and very polished sounds great with headphones.

  • JNG

    Once again thanks for the heads up on this one. Its a really good deal at .99 and very polished sounds great with headphones.

  • Blegger

    The tilt controls do not work for my iPod touch, and there are numerous reports from others experiencing the same issue.

  • Blegger

    The tilt controls do not work for my iPod touch, and there are numerous reports from others experiencing the same issue.