With only a one-finger touchscreen control and two game modes,
is simple, but addictive for all ages.
While listening to soothing sounds, players input their name, and then, an introduction sets the stage: "You have always dreamed of flying - but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills." By touching the screen, players can help the small winged bird gain momentum when sliding down the hills. The bird soars from island to island, collecting coins.
Flight School, the game mode that offers 15 levels, features four baby birds racing across the landscape to their mother's nest. There is also a two-player mode, which allows two players to control their birds on opposite sides of the same screen.
Available for 99 cents, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 4.3 or later. It is optimized for iPhone 5.
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Written by Nathalie Pierrepont in New York