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‘Tiny Wings’ app review

Submitted by Matt Johnson on August 29, 2011 – 12:16 amNo Comment

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Tiny Wings is a game about a little bird with a big dream. You see, this little bird would love to fly and look at the world from way up high. There’s only one little problem; it has, you guessed it, tiny wings. This game is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.

The game begins at daybreak, the sun rising over the hilly island you are about to traverse.  There are a series of islands, each one separated by a body of water. The object is to touch the screen while the bird goes downhill, tucking its tiny wings to be more aerodynamic and conversely, letting off as you crest the hill in order to explode into the sky for a short but fun flight. Along the way you collect coins and points for  your takeoff and landing skills.

Ultimately you’re racing against nightfall. Each time you cross the water, you will gain a few more precious moments of sunrise, hopefully enough to make it to the next island.

The look and feel of the game is very calming, which is nice since you’re racing against time. Visually, the game is very colorful and, according to the description in Itunes, has “procedural generated graphics” which cause the game to look slightly different every time you play.

The game is fun to play and is definitely a great time-waster. I did find one thing annoying; once nightfall comes, you start from the same nest over and over again. It would be nice to gain some sense of accomplishment by earning a start from a different island so you could progress further in the game. This is a small quibble though and at $0.99 in the iTunes App Store, you can’t go wrong.

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