Gravity Navigator, a recent addition to the App Store, challenges iOS device owners to fly as far as they can in a pixellated airplane and in a range of different weather conditions.
The app, which reminds me (dare it be said) of the ultra-popular Flappy Bird, is actually a lot of fun to play. Along similar lines, users must touch or tap on their iOS device’s screen in order to fly up in the game; you can collect coins en route, and might even come across a planet or two floating ominously in mid-air. Beware, however, because gravitational forces surrounding these planets could draw you in, causing your plane to crash and ending your current run. It’s not all bad news, though, because more able pilots can use the game’s gravity fields to perform stunts and tricks which really are out of this world.
Also a big danger are floating bicycles, and, at least to begin with, these tend to surround planets and moons. Usefully, if you can pick up enough coins, you can spend them on upgrading your plane. Over in the app’s release notes, developer Susan Whatling outlines a complete list of Gravity Navigator’s features:
- Develop your flight skills
- Use gravity to create aerobatic stunts
- Challenge your friends
- Unlock multiple game modes
- Upgrade your plane
Maybe we’ve seen too many games like this appear on the App Store in recent months, but, for some of us (myself included), this mode of jump in, jump out gameplay feels perfectly suited to Apple’s iOS. Gravity Navigator is definitely the kind of app you can play while stuck in a queue or waiting for an appointment, and for this reason it’s worth the $0.99 price tag.
For more serious gamers, the iPad version of the app offers an enlarged interface. It’s also nice to see that Gravity Navigator is fully optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and this is something that owners of Apple’s newer handsets will surely appreciate.
If you’re interested in taking Gravity Navigator for a spin, you can find the application on the App Store for $0.99 and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Act fast, however, because this $0.99 price tag is only going to be available for a limited time.
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