Flight Control Rocket [99¢] now boasts more content courtesy a content update that hit this morning. Ten new "motherships" (or landing pads) have been added, subtly changing up the action by offering groovier ways to park your spaceships. Four new bots and a fresh game mode called "Rescue" fill out the rest of the meaningful offerings.

Rescue is probably the most interesting add: in it, you're tasked with saving floating astronauts by ramming similarly colored ships into them. After you guide a ship and a victim back to the space harbor, you're awarded with points. We would be equally stoked about the ten new motherships, but most of them require some major in-game scratch in order to use. We're not too sure why this basic feature add has been tied to the game's financial model either, but that's kind of the story of Flight Control Rocket in a nutshell -- beautiful, but weird.

  • http://twitter.com/woodesh matthew wood

    they've tarnished the goodname of the IP with money grabbing IAP work arounds. it wouldn't be a problem if the game was free as you've not lost or gained anything. but paying for a mcrib then being told you have to pay a little more for the meaty goodness, bad business.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    And where is the big maps? Where is split screen?
    Damn you EA, you killed a lot of my favorite developers...

  • JCat_NY

    I forgot I purchased this when the new ipad launched, and will continue to do so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.keith Dean Keith

    Prolly not the best place to ask this, but maybe someone else would benefit from the answer that is reading this instead of the forums...

    How mandatory is the IAP stuff?  I am somewhat interested in this game, but not if my $1 doesn't get me a playable enjoyable game.  I have no use for IAP unless the game itself is free.

  • http://ankadin.myopenid.com/ Ankadin

    The IAP depends if you want to be world number #1 straight away?  If not, then you can play every mode and use every mothership without any of the IAP.  Some of the stuff can take about 10 hours in-game to grind the coins, but nothing is IAP only, and only a few items take that long - the rest are anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour.  That game doesn't have quests that require IAP and there isn't a premium only currency locking things off.  Its just about time - you can skip ahead faster if you buy coins but if you don't want to, the game still works just fine. I had fun without ever buying anything, but it generates a lot of rage simply by existing (mostly because it lets people skip to higher up the leaderboards faster which is a valid complaint, but it didn't both me since I was never going to be top anyway).

    • http://www.facebook.com/dean.keith Dean Keith

      Thanks.  Might have to get this afterall.