Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy
- Last update: 1 year ago
- Version: 1.0.3
- Compatibility: 2.3.3 and up
- Author: Atypical Games
- Content rating: Everyone 10+
- Package name: com.atypicalgames.sgas
- Last update: 1 year ago
- Version: 1.8.2
- Size: 1.65 GB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Atypical Games
- Content rating: Rated 12+ for the following:
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- In-App Purchases:
- Unlock All $0.99
Sky gamblers: Air supremacy is the ultimate combat game, done at the highest level! Designed with the latest iOS technology and features, Sky gamblers is a never-before-seen 3D experience. With an extensive single player campaign and revolutionary multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!
The sense of speed is fantastic and the maneuvering and shooting components feel blessedly fluid and define the experience.
The main advantage of this game is a visual effect. Probably, that is the reason why Sky Gamblers was one of the two submitted games demo
versions at the new iPad press-conference.
Moreover, it’s available only on iOS. Everything is made with high definition textures with 4x greater detail, 4x anisotropic filtering, HDR rendering, radial blur, jet engine heat haze, refractive raindrops and more! The assets, landscapes and plains look astounding and create an inimitable atmosphere and effects that can not leave you indifferent.
Sky Gamblers is the truly impressive looking game. Since the players don't care about the laws of nature, you will face an exceptional combat design and a distinct, breathtaking speed in the game. The high-quality graphics will allow you to enjoy all those crazy things that you can do in the game like flying upside down, making a loop in the air or just flipping the plane over and over. Because of the graphics everything just feels so fast. Special effects can also surprise you:
- atmospheric dispersion;
- volumetric clouds with realistic lighting;
- sun glare;
- day/night change.
Various landscapes like cities, seas, Arctic wastes; contrasting fights, bombing and canyon runs, urban attacks, ground strafes and combinations of them won’t let you relax even for a minute, so you can play unceasingly to break your record and then start over to break the new one.
Before you start the game, you’ll be offered to see a special tutorial and take training or pick a mode and start right away. But if you are a beginner to Sky Gamblers, then before you start a serious flight I recommend you to take the training, otherwise, controls will be completely obscure for you and it’ll be hard to enjoy the purchased game thoroughly.
In the tutorial, some basics of the control interface and concepts will be explained. You can learn from there about takeoff and landing, how to use weapons and to maneuver accurately in this game, learn the basic tricks that your aircraft can comply after a single swipe on the screen and other equally important details. It will help you to get away from enemy attacks like a real pro quickly.
The gameplay is exciting because of its story that you can trace from the beginning: you’re a hotshot pilot who has lost an army and who deals with killing own enemies from the past. In the first mission, for example, you'll fly alongside a squad to kill the enemy fighters across a field and over the top of a city. Later, in a desert level, you'll be asked to rip through the enemy soldiers while bombing ground infantry. Thus, this game can impress even the most experienced simulation expert.
To shoot and be assured that you will get the enemy, you need to aim quickly and accurately at the point which appears on your screen whenever the enemy is close to you. Do not forget about the dynamics of your flight while shooting or you will not be able to aim precisely in the worst case.
In this game you’ll be asked to choose one from 4 styles of controlling your aircraft:
choosing the first one, you’ll control the tilt, ascents and descents by turning your gadget from side to side and the speed with direction will switch by the virtual joystick on your screen;
- with the second style, you’ll control the speed by using touch buttons; the direction and angle of your aircraft will change after you put a gadget in different positions;
- it is also possible to manage only by the joystick without using the accelerometer or gyroscope;
- picking the last one, you can change the speed and direction of flight by touch-sensitive arrow keys; the slopes will adjust by rotating your device.
I admit for myself the second style as the most successful method for controlling your aircraft. It's called the "Casual Accelerometer" in the game.
In addition to the controls over your plane, you will be followed by wingmen who can take your orders and attack enemies or provide you with the direct support by staying on the defensive line.
Replay Value 4.5/5
All tasks that you have are mostly about destroying enemy aircraft, ships, vehicles and various ground military installations. However, you need to complete all the missions with the different principles. That’s why Sky Gamblers will never seem monotonous to you.
With the in-app purchases, you can upgrade your plane, change it entirely, buy a new weapon or order its customization. Everybody can find there something for himself that can make the game even more fascinating.
Overall, despite the rather complicated controls, Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is the decent air combat game and it’s a pleasure for all fans of simulators. There are ranks to be earned, planes to unlock and a whole sky to explore all presented in gorgeous 3D.
If you have a new iPad, this is clearly one of the games to get, as its boasting some of the best 3D, high-resolution visuals at the moment.
Pros : a good variation of control options;
Cons : the controls a little overwhelming at first;
Replay Value 4.5