Air Wings for Apple TV

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Air Wings: Cute Aerial Combat

There are a lot of violent video games, which raises the concern that we may be creating monsters. Scientists have studied the link between violent video games and real life violence. There seems to be some correlation, however, it’s not easy to prove a causal relationship. There’s simply too many variables at play. There was violence before video games. Violent crime has been declining over the years, as video games have become more prevalent. That said, most people probably don’t want to subject small children to countless hours of virtual homicide and warfare. As an adult, I find hours of violent gaming to be fatiguing.

Air Wings provides a solution to the plethora of violent video games — cute aerial combat. Instead of dogfights with the usual MiGs and F-series jets, Air Wings features cute aircraft such as paper airplanes, kites, flying squirrels and even Santa’s sleigh. There’s no machine guns, missiles or bombs. Instead, users fire spit wads, rubber bands, paper clips and other innocuous items. It’s the most adorable aerial combat game that exists!

Parents can rest assured that Air Wings won’t cause nightmares or inspire violent behavior. Adults will probably enjoy the humorous aspect. I mean, there’s a flying squirrel and a rubber bat! No matter what your age, Air Wings provides hours of entertainment.

Air Wings Features High Resolution Graphics and Buttery Smooth Gameplay

Rich, detailed graphics set Air Wings apart from other aerial combat games. Different levels offer challenging environments to take on real and virtual opponents. Haunted House, North Pole and Junk Yard are just a few of the 24 different battlegrounds. The graphics for each level are gorgeous and breathtaking. Objects such as carpets, paintings, gardening tools and balloons are rendered in 3D with excruciating detail. Air Wings even supports 3D TVs!

The actual gameplay is remarkably smooth and fast. Having played Air Wings for hours, I’ve never experienced jagged motion or random pauses. Tight integration with the Siri Remote makes for intuitive and responsive controls. I recommend changing controller settings to use the vertical orientation. It just feels more intuitive. Air Wings also works well with a game controller, however, I prefer to play it with the Siri Remote.

How to Play Air Wings

Players control aircraft by simply moving the Siri Remote. The controls are similar to a helicopter’s cyclic (joystick) control. Pressing the play button on the Siri Remote fires the steam booster. This provides short bursts of acceleration, and recharges when not in use. Tapping the Touch surface fires weapons. Swiping up and down on the Touch surface switches between different weapons. Players can level the aircraft by clicking the Touch surface. I’m not fond of this control, as it always fires the weapon.

Aircraft can only hold a finite amount of ammunition, however there is unlimited ammo provided on each level. Different aircraft can hold varying amounts of ammo. Players reload weapons by flying into an arming station, designated by a flashlight. Ammo depots replenish their supply after a few moments. next page →

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