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Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Brandon

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KBMOD Reviews Tiny Wings for iPhone

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Since the recent announcement that the skiing bug in Tribes: Ascend has finally been fixed, that game has lost a bit of its luster. So I’ve been looking for a new skiing game to really sink my teeth into, and I think I may have found the answer.

The first thing I noticed when playing Tiny Wings is that the default key bindings cannot be remapped, which is a bummer. To be fair, though, the controls are fairly simple compared to something like Tribes.

Where Tiny Wings really shines is its gameplay, which is deliciously simple, yet devilishly addictive. You’re a bird who has trouble flying because of your tiny wings, and your goal is to ski gracefully among the hills, trying to get as far as you can before the sunset ends your adventure. Touching the clouds and collecting little drops of sunlight will get you extra points, but the true show of skill is in the skiing itself. Three perfect slaloms launches the star bonus mode, where points rain down like candy for as long as your skiing remains flawless.

You may be thinking the iPhone can’t adequately replace the true PC experience, but drop a dollar on Tiny Wings and just take a chance on helping that little bird to achieve his dream of flight. Hours later, as your phone’s battery finally gives out, you’ll look up and wonder where your entire day went.

Had the developer included custom key bindings, Tiny Wings might have garnered a perfect score from me. Alas, it fell just short of perfection and gets 9 baby-birds-devouring-miniature-suns out of 10.

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Brandon started his PC gaming days playing Doom II (IDDQD/IDKFA for life) and has been hooked on online gaming since the original Starsiege: Tribes. The way to his heart is through proper grammar, corn dogs, and cookie cake.


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  • Solid rating system.

  • I am still waiting for someone to review the macbook pro and the mac pro I cant decide which one I want yet can some one help me out?

  • jackkspro

    Wondering where my entire day went? more like hour on my dying 3gs iPhone. I feel horrible when I can’t upgrade ALL of my apple products every year but in this tough economy sometimes you need to make sacrifices. I remember fall 2007, our family had to live off of ramen noodles for months so everyone could get a new iTouch. Megan wasn’t so lucky. She was hospitalized for months and since we had to get rid of our health insurance to afford the first Apple TV we had to make the tough decision to put her down. Luckily for us the Cirrhosis in her liver was so bad she died of natural causes. I just took out another mortgage on my house to be able to afford a new iMac and may have to sell my car now that the new iPads are out.

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