– Manage and grow your fleet of planes as they fly interesting people and cargo to over 250 cities around the map.
– Unlock everything from tiny prop planes to jumbo jets and small town airports to mega cities.
– Customize your planes with your own paint jobs and pilot uniforms.
– Trade plane parts among your friends, and compete in worldwide group events.
– See how you stack up against your friends with tons of stats and leader boards.
In the game, you select your territory, your routes, your fleet. As your routes and business increase, your routes and available planes broaden as well. While it looks cute and elementary, Pocket Planes incorporates real issues faced by airlines. As stated on the travel blog Gadling:
Don’t let the game’s cartoony graphics fool you; there is a lot of depth and strategy to be found in Pocket Planes. You’ll have to learn to use your limited resources wisely if you want to turn your fledgling airline into an international powerhouse. Managing your budget can be key and learning to have your planes in the right spot at the right time can help the bottom line too. World events will play into your strategy as well and unexpected bad weather, which can close airports and leave planes grounded. There is even a social element to the game that lets you join forces with others online to acquire more wealth and build an even bigger empire.
Pocket Planes is getting rave reviews. TUAW says:
With tons of planes to build and collect, hundreds of airports to open and upgrade, and lots and lots of great characters and production value, Pocket Planes is a great iPhone title. It’s another jewel in NimbleBit’s very profitable crown, and unless freemium titles cause you to break out in hives, it’s a must-play game.
It sounds like fun, and its free. I think I’ll try it! You can get it here. So, sit back fasten your seat belts and have a great flight!
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