artwork01Thanks to the Appvent Calendar, Craneball Studios' fantastic blimp piloting game, Blimp - The Flying Adventures [App Store] (affectionately referred to as "that blimp game" around here) is free for the day. Featuring 20 missions, an awesome art style, as well as OpenFeint online leaderboards, the only acceptable reason to not download this game is if you already own it-- In which case downloading it again would just be silly.

You control your blimp using a mixture of on-screen buttons and tilting your phone to accomplish various goals like rescuing people or destroying enemy blimps. While I'm sure a lot of iPhone gamers either play with the sound muted or playing through the speaker, Blimp is one game you really should play with headphones on. It seems like just as much care went in to designing the music and sound effects as the rest of the game.

Blimp is a very fun game, and even has difficulty settings so you can still enjoy it, even if you're not very good at it. When it first came out, forum members went crazy over the game, and with it being free today you really need to drop what you're doing and get your Blimp on.

  • Ahmed360

    Got it....

    Hope its good

    • The Theory

      well, if you don't like it maybe they'll give you a refund?

      • Billy

        Touche! ;)

  • Ahmed360

    Got it....

    Hope its good

    • The Theory

      well, if you don't like it maybe they'll give you a refund?

      • Billy

        Touche! ;)

  • Adams Immersive

    It IS good.

    I don’t like tilt control, but then I realized that tilting left-right alone doesn’t bother me, and this game does it really well. Great play feel and tons of levels.

    The main reason I haven’t played it as much lately is it started to get really hard :) But they’re adding a no-timer mode in the next update. I’ll probably use that to get through the tougher maps.

  • Adams Immersive

    It IS good.

    I don’t like tilt control, but then I realized that tilting left-right alone doesn’t bother me, and this game does it really well. Great play feel and tons of levels.

    The main reason I haven’t played it as much lately is it started to get really hard :) But they’re adding a no-timer mode in the next update. I’ll probably use that to get through the tougher maps.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    The sound alone is outstanding!

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    The sound alone is outstanding!

  • http://docpop.org Doctor Popular

    I have a feeling this is going to be a game that makes a lot of people say "I don't like tilt shift, but... this is great!". I was really surprised at how well the controls feel. Can't wait to play it more on my ride home from work.

  • http://docpop.org Doctor Popular

    I have a feeling this is going to be a game that makes a lot of people say "I don't like tilt shift, but... this is great!". I was really surprised at how well the controls feel. Can't wait to play it more on my ride home from work.

  • Bex

    If anyone remembers "Space Taxi" on the C64, this is a lot like it.

    • http://www.invaders.com SyntaxError

      Yes, exactly ! Same game idea but with a new design concept ! Anyone wants to code Armalyte, Last Ninja, Project Firestar, Bruce Lee like ?

  • Bex

    If anyone remembers "Space Taxi" on the C64, this is a lot like it.

    • http://www.invaders.com SyntaxError

      Yes, exactly ! Same game idea but with a new design concept ! Anyone wants to code Armalyte, Last Ninja, Project Firestar, Bruce Lee like ?

  • Eric

    This Appvent calendar is a god-send. These games are perfect mid-day breaks from research papers and exams.

    • NiCOOo

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      This Appvent calendar is a god-send. These games are perfect mid-day breaks from research papers and exams.
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      +1
      Same here :-)

  • Eric

    This Appvent calendar is a god-send. These games are perfect mid-day breaks from research papers and exams.

    • NiCOOo

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      This Appvent calendar is a god-send. These games are perfect mid-day breaks from research papers and exams.
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      +1
      Same here :-)

  • Luke

    This game looks worth my money. I'll wait until the price goes back up before I buy it. :)

  • Luke

    This game looks worth my money. I'll wait until the price goes back up before I buy it. :)

  • menom

    definitely one of the best game out there

    later levels demand a degree of strategy which prob explains the rare low rating from people who equate something challenging with something not good

    matbe there should be an IQ test for the right to leave iTunes app reviews?

  • menom

    definitely one of the best game out there

    later levels demand a degree of strategy which prob explains the rare low rating from people who equate something challenging with something not good

    matbe there should be an IQ test for the right to leave iTunes app reviews?

  • http://www.timrizzo.de timp

    Purchased this neat game a while ago. I really like it, but it's getting SO hard! The review says it has difficulty settings. But I can's find them! Where are they?

    • Adams Immersive

      My understanding is that the NEXT update, coming soon, will have a casual (no timer) mode.

  • http://www.timrizzo.de timp

    Purchased this neat game a while ago. I really like it, but it's getting SO hard! The review says it has difficulty settings. But I can's find them! Where are they?

    • Adams Immersive

      My understanding is that the NEXT update, coming soon, will have a casual (no timer) mode.

  • davenowlan

    one of the must have games for iphone. and it's amazing that it's free!!

  • davenowlan

    one of the must have games for iphone. and it's amazing that it's free!!

  • http://anelson.ca Ashley

    poor dev I will buy this app tomorrow :(

  • http://anelson.ca Ashley

    poor dev I will buy this app tomorrow :(

  • techse7en

    I have this game. It is really cool. Its like Apache Lander, which is another game that got the use of tilt sensitivity right.

  • techse7en

    I have this game. It is really cool. Its like Apache Lander, which is another game that got the use of tilt sensitivity right.

  • moho

    this is an excellent game. The way the controls work is absolutely amazing. You very smoothly move your blimp (air balloon) over enemy territory. The music is great. The recommend using headphones for a reason. Death from above.

  • moho

    this is an excellent game. The way the controls work is absolutely amazing. You very smoothly move your blimp (air balloon) over enemy territory. The music is great. The recommend using headphones for a reason. Death from above.