My name’s Brian and I’m an addict. I can’t seem to stop playing Airport Mania. It’s a fairly simple game concept but it’s beautifully executed and highly addictive.
You are the controller of an airport and you have to land planes, disembark passengers, repair and refuel aircraft and send them on their way again.
You guide the aircraft around by touching their destinations in order. In that way it’s possible to set up a series of movements, waypoints if you like. IT sounds very simple, and it is, but there’s a definite art to it and the scoring system encourages you to reach for airport handling perfection.
You can upgrade the airport, adding runways, gates and other facilities. This makes life easier but every 6 levels or so you move airports, which means starting from scratch, or close to it.
There are around 50 levels to play, and there is the challenge of re-playing difficult levels to aim for the “supreme score”. I’m on my second play through, trying to work win all of the trophies and awards, and trying to complete every level with the highest score level.
The graphics and sounds are perfect and make the gameplay so much more entertaining.
I bought AirportMania on a whim, and I’m glad I did. I hadn’t realised that there was a lite version which you can get to try it out. This has fewer levels but will give a good taste of what is in the full version.
- Price: 59p
- Rating: 9/10 Shields