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Flight Control braves inclement weather to become the Xbox Live Deal of the Week

Flight Control

For a while there it looked like we might not get a Deal of the Week this time around. Thankfully, the clouds finally cleared away and Flight Control emerged from the storm of Marketplace delays. It’s now on sale for $1.99, down from the regular price of $2.99.

Flight Control is the progenitor of the line-drawing genre of casual games. Created in 2009 by Australia-based Firemint (now owned by EA), it became an instant sales phenomenon. The Windows Phone version lags behind the iOS and other versions in terms of features (no HD makeover and only six maps here), but remains a fun and addicting title.

Achievement hunters, prepare for lots of grinding to reach 10,000 planes landed. I’m about 7,000 short on that one… Then again, Harbor Master, another developer’s nautical take on the same concept, has even more grueling Achievements.

Flight Control is on sale for $1.99 for one week only. Pick it up here on the Marketplace.

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nrask7 says:

I will get this.

xkingpin says:

I don't recommend this game. It becomes extremly boring after you've landed a few planes. The gameplay is limited and hasn't received much if any updates at all since release.

Residing says:

This game was offered free, full version without ads, this summer for Symbian (it's also $1.99 at Nokia store).  I downloaded it and never played it because the accelerometer is not 'great' on my N8.  Still, I need to play this game to see what it is about. 

SocalBrian says:

Pretty sure this game doesn't use the accelerometor.

Residing says:

Then all should be well :)

WinFan1 says:

hey paul im not bringing this up to insult anyone or attack anyone and i know this isnt the place to ask but i wouldnt know where to go to ask this but wouldnt it be better to seperate wp news by category lol the only reason i ask is because and again i know its not everyone but for me personally i dont care much about game news. lol great review i just think categories would be better lol no offense intended to you or anyone on the wpcentral site i love all you guys reviews and this is the first app i fire up on my wp :)

tylerh1701 says:

Wow that was tough to read.  One period, zero commas.  Impressive!

WinFan1 says:

if i wanted a grammar lesson id have asked you for it seriously if you come to this site simply to correct people either you have no friends or your just a douchebag

Paul Acevedo says:

Umm... Well, you can just click on the News category and you'll rarely see game-related items.

WinFan1 says:

and i apologize i never even looked there lol that was a stupid moment

tylerh1701 says:

Grinding for achievements sucks.  I'm an achievement hunter, but I never do the ones that involve too much grinding.  The way I see it, in the 6 hours it takes to grind for an achievement, I could get SEVERAL more on a different game and have a lot more fun doing it.
 
Developers that put ridiculously high numbers in games for achievements need to wise up.  It still happens in current releases all the time.

nrask7 says:

I second that.

NaterBater says:

I didn't think the that achievement took to long to grind. Although I did get good at the game and got like 1500 a game. Its very fun and worth $2.