App Review: F.A.S.T. — Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN
F.A.S.T. – Fleet Air Superiority Training! by SGN is the best dog fighter airplane game in the App Store. The world is on the brink of war and you must be trained quickly to fly a fighter jet and to take out enemy ships. F.A.S.T. doesn’t waste any time getting you started. As soon as you start a mission, the game calibrates the level flying plane to the position you are holding your device. To move your ship, simply tilt your device left, right, forward, or back. Enemy ships are shown by a red arrow on your radar giving you the direction and distance to the enemy. You can even tell whether they are at an altitude above or below you by the solidness or faintness of the plane on the radar.
Once the enemy is in your view, fire away. You have an unlimited number of rounds in your miniguns, but the enemy is much harder to hit with these bullets. If you have the enemy in view, and you want to end it fast, shoot a missile at your opponent and watch them fall. First, you must obtain a lock on the enemy ship by lining up your ship with theirs. Enemies that are far away have more time to maneuver away and thus can more easily evade the missile. In the top of the screen, you can also see alternate views of your ship.
There are 30 missions with a smooth learning curve. As you complete missions, you will unlock ships. You can dog fight with your friends over WiFi in a 1-on-1 game or a 2-on-2 game. To easily connect with multiple friends, you can create rooms and hook up with your friends. You can also take on players all over the world by playing over the Internet. I found that playing F.A.S.T. over Bluetooth worked extremely well. The games are very well synchronized with no lagging. Unfortunately, first generation iPod Touches do not have Bluetooth, and second generation iPod Touch owners must upgrade to OS 3.0 to enable it. If you have it on your device, though, Bluetooth is the way to go.
F.A.S.T. is not an easy game to play. It does take some practice and a high level of skill to master. However, it is well worth the time and effort. F.A.S.T. is a great game that makes use of every part of the iPhone. It will keep you and your friends entertained for hours on end.
F.A.S.T. is $3.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.sgn.com/