Throughout my career as a student and teacher, World War II has always been my favorite subject to study. I have looked at the war through all sides’ eyes and studies all aspects of the weaponry. The advancement of the air war has always intrigued me, and in my opinion it is what brought WWII into modern warfare. From fast fighter planes to huge bombers, the world was forever changed by the idea of air superiority. During college, I spent a lot of time writing papers and studying planes from the USAF, RAF and German Luftwaffe. When I saw Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders on sale for $.99, I knew I would have to try my hand at flying these aircraft.
Let’s take a quick look.
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is a WWII air combat game, putting iOS users in the cockpit of some of the worlds finest aircraft. There are many types of missions available to play using many real world locations such as Pearl Harbor, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France. I found the environments and attention to detail to be awesome. There are tons of planes available to fight and fly, each historically correct in their detail and designs. This game will take you back in time.
Call me old-fashioned, but I do not do well with games that are controlled with the accelerometer. While that is an option to control the planes, there is also options to use on-screen joy sticks. Either way you choose to fly, make sure you take some time to practice. I highly recommend completing all of the tutorials available before jumping into the game. Each tutorial will walk players through different aspects of flight and battle and give a better idea on how to play the game. There are many control options and numerous camera views which should accommodate any player’s preferences. The visuals and stunning, and the controls are responsive.
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is an intense and beautiful air combat game. If you are like me, and you love WWII aircraft and air combat, then you must take a look at this game. While not easy, the game is entertaining and can get quite intense. Dogfight, free flight and fly missions for many play options. Sky Gamblers is currently on sale for $.99, so you need to get it while it is cheap. Go download it.
What I like: Gorgeous graphics and many accurate WWII aircraft to fly.
What could be improved: The only negative about the game is the learning curve. Flying is not easy especially with other planes shooting at you. Probably common for all flight games.
**Current App Bargains**
iOS Universal: On sale from $1.99 to Free.
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