TGWK’s Review – Bug Wings v1.1 (iOS)

Bug Wings is an aerial adventure from developer DR Studios. In the game, you are tasked with flying your little winged bug around in order to collect pollen and stars. You do so by flinging your bugs into the air and then have them glide around collecting them. You can’t fly around forever though so you’ll need to collect as much as you can before attempting to land on a flower or lily pad. I say attempting because much of the level is covered in water and if you land in the water, it’s game over and you’ll have to try again.

Bug Wings in essence is a 3D flight sim, if you look at it like that. Your bugs fly around a 3D environment while you tilt your device to control the direction it goes. Since it is a bug and not a plane, you’re really more like gliding and must take into account the available flight power you have left. You can’t fly around the world forever and eventually will lose the ability to glide at a proper height and fall into the water unless you can land your bug safely on a lily pad or flower. While gliding, you’ll need to collect stars and pollen in order to increase your score. Each star acts as a multiplier and you get a huge bonus for landing on the end flower.

Control wise, Bug Wings isn’t that hard to maneuver. By default, everything is tilt controlled so moving your bug around should come naturally. With that said, it’s not really as easy at it sounds. The sensitivity can be a bit high, but luckily, you can adjust those settings in the options, though some users might now know you can do that. That’s not to say it gets any easier because of that. Bug Wings will still require a lot of practice to really get the hang of flying around. For those who might not like tilt controls, Bug Wings also offers up a more traditional touch interface with a virtual joystick like controls.

Bug Wings is a challenging game, especially when trying to collect all the stars and pollen. It takes quite a bit of practice to really get good at it, but the game itself is fun once you figure everything out. Bug Wings works well as a casual game thanks in part to how the levels are broken up and you can really play them at your own pace. The graphics are pretty good for an iOS game and the gameplay is pretty solid. The price is also very reasonable especially since this is also a universal app that will run natively on both the iPhone and iPad.

Bug Wings is available now in the App Store for $1.99. It is a universal app and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Description

Take to the skies above the Great Pond and glide your bug to victory in this action packed arcade adventure. Help our Bug friends find the missing pollen and land safely on the flowers and lily pads, while avoiding the wet stuff. Score big points by collecting as much pollen as you can while aiming for the stars in order to multiply your landing tally.

Unlock new levels and bonuses as you progress and then return to previous levels to try and beat your high scores. Bug Wings is a game that can be played again and again…

Enjoy both the single player story mode as well as the multiplayer mode for up to 4 players. Challenge your family and friends to compete for the highest score.

★ 24 exciting levels across 4 unique Ponds, with more coming soon
★ Simple, intuitive touch & tilt game controls
★ Solo or Party modes with up to 4 players
★ Rich, colourful game world and lovable characters
★ Hundreds of points, stars and power-ups to collect
★ Addictively fun game play and scoring
★ Risky flying rewarded with high scores

[via App Store]

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