Simulation games are a great idea as they help you simulate a real-world condition in the virtual world. The games can prove great fun and you can also draw from your experience in such situations. It also helps that you can stay relaxed throughout as any mishap in the simulation game won't have any impact on what happens in the real world. While car simulation and heavy machinery simulation games are great, the best simulation games are basically pilot simulator games. Airplane Pilot Sim is one such gaming app and its gameplay quality is proof enough of why airplane simulations are truly worth your while.
The app has a very simple user interface and you would have no problems in getting started with the first mission. The app offers a great text tutorial which explains your job as well as the details of your starting mission. The first level is the first mission and it is assisted with details available on every task that you need to perform. The guidelines help in ensuring that you get the take-off right and can then maneuver the plane correctly so that it lands at its destination in a smooth and safe manner. After the first mission, the other nineteen levels aren't assisted and the missions become difficult as you keep completing each level.
The gameplay is very realistic and has extremely fun elements added which make the game even more interesting and worth your time. To begin with, the pilot simulator game gets the cockpit details entirely correct. The level of details within the cockpit is fantastic and ensures that the game is neither too easy nor too convoluted for anyone who hasn't flown an aircraft of any kind. From the engagement and disengagement of landing gear to the high and low altitude warning signs and from the accelerator to the engine turn on and turn off buttons, all the regular elements are available and must be used for the plane to be flown at any stage. The great aspect of the game is the use of the seatbelt indication when the plane is landing or taking off or under some kind of threat and the use of communications in order to inform passengers regarding each and every development. Both these aspects have a great impact on the rating giving by your passengers once the flight has safely landed. It affects the ratings of each mission even if you end up completing the task correctly.
The controls offered are simple and customizable. You can use a joystick or the gyroscope to move the plane up or down and to move it sideways in any direction. The response of the plane is fine and realistic and depends on the speed of the plane. The graphics are great and the 3D approach seems very realistic and gives a great experience from the pilot simulator game.
Another commendable aspect of the phone is the background voices that replicate entirely what goes on in a cockpit. From the light tones of each information signaled through LEDs to alarms that tell you about imminent danger and from cockpit contact with air tower for takeoff and landing to information given by the staff to passengers regarding the plane's status, everything is pitch-perfect and adds another layer of realism to the game.
- 20 wonderfully crafted missions where the plane is to be landed correctly
- Two types of controls available for the aircraft
- Great tutorial which helps you understand how to fly and land the airplane
- Good voice over that adds a layer of realism to the entire flight
- Nicely detailed gameplay which focuses not just on plane controls but also on passenger management
Airplane Pilot Sim is a pilot simulator game par excellence. With good graphics, realistic gameplay, nice controls, and detailed missions, the game has everything you can expect from a solid pilot simulator game.