StickWars and Flight Control Review for the iPhone

Lately I’ve been playing more games on my iPhone than usual. Normally I just stick to the free games as they are equally as fun as the paid ones. But today I’m going to review the current Top 25 Paid iPhone apps in the #1 and #2 spot: StickWars and Flight Control.

StickWars For the iPhone: Fast Fingers Required!

StickWars slowly crept into the #1 spot in the Top 25 Paid Apps category. The premise of the game is simple. You need to defend your kingdom from an attacking army of stick figures.

You “kill” these stick men by flinging them high into the air, where upon falling to the ground they meet their cruel death. Your kingdom has certain points for health and after the completion of each stage, you can purchase more health or other weaponry to defeat the evil stick people.

While I’ve just started playing this game, it has gotten quite addicting. Your fingers need to be super quick to throw these stick people to their miserable death. I love how StickWars saves my game at the end of each round and future weapons take advantage of the iPhone’s unique controls to deploy them.

Definitely consider StickWars if you’re looking for a fun game to play. It’s only $0.99 so you don’t have much to lose!

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Flight Control: Now I Know How Air Traffic Control at YVR Feels

This little game is simple, yet has extremely addictive properties. In Flight Control you are the air traffic control that has to coordinate the landing of airliners, jumbo jets, helicopters, and tiny planes. You just drag the appropriate flight path with your finger the planes follow the path onto runways.

What makes the game tricky is that each plane has its own speed, and once a whole assortment of planes start veering in and out from all over it gets pretty busy. You get a point for each plane landed.

In a future update I’d like to see different runways and planes. So far, my personal best is 78. What’s your high score?

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Flight Control was the Top Paid App in the App Store for a while until StickWars knocked it out. If you’re looking for two fun games that are worth the $0.99, take a look at these two gems. They’re simple games that are well made, and make killing time pretty easy and fun!

What are some of your favorite paid games at the moment?

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  • Dusty

    Stickwars is an awesome game! I used to play the PC version back in like grade 7 haha Its addicting and cool to see a type of release for the iPhone.

  • ken

    i got flight control its great …alittle off topic but does anyone know anything about the Sirius app?

  • someone

    Stick Wars vs. Defend Your Castle, which is better?
    Reviews of each seem to be mixed.

    I was looking at buying Defend Your Castle, before I saw this review, now I am confused.

  • Dusty

    What are u looking to know about the Sirius app?

  • Dusty

    I have tried both and well both are fun! lol Stickwars and defend your castle are the same as defend your castle that was released on PC many years ago. (If you ever played it) They both have the same purpose, defend your castle! Animations are different and advanced options as building, construction setup are a little different. Check out some of the reviews that are on the internet if your still unsure. I read that more people prefer stickwars, but really its personal preference. Give them a try and im sure you’ll enjoy!

  • ken

    just..when we can look for it to be released?

  • sledge

    so far i have been able to landed 117 planes in one play… lol
    great game..

  • Dusty

    I can’t say 100% when a release date will be, there are so many rumors going around about its release but all saying 2009. Well have to wait and see. For now, have u checked out Pocket Tunes Radio Plays Sirius XM on iPhone?

  • ken

    no i have not checked it out but i will now thanks !

  • Mike

    New best score Flight Control today: 458! Been playing alot the last few weeks

  • Dusty

    Awesome job Mike!

  • Dusty

    Yup, enjoy. Keep checking back and once we see a release or more news on Sirius, im sure well have it posted 😉

  • iNitpick:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310826056&mt=8.Welcome to The game FaultFinding Adv. version! It is challenging your eyesight and finger reaction.

    There are five stage in lite version of this game. Two pictures in each stage. You will have limited time to point out several differences between two pictures. You will be enjoy this game at your free time slice

  • iNitpick:
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=310826056&mt=8
    Welcome to The game FaultFinding Adv. version! It is challenging your eyesight and finger reaction.

    There are five stage in lite version of this game. Two pictures in each stage. You will have limited time to point out several differences between two pictures. You will be enjoy this game at your free time slice

  • Dusty

    Hey Ken, heres an update on Sirius XM.
    The Wall Street Journal reports on the upcoming launch of an iPhone application from satellite radio provider Sirius XM, which is reportedly due “in the next few weeks.”
    Read here… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124156947988489865.html

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