LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
By Harry Slater 14 June 2012
Pocket Planes | Developer:
NimbleBit | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual, Simulation | Players:
1 | Version:
The best freemium games don't force their extra purchases on you - they let you find the 'buy' button naturally, easing you into the model before plundering your bank balance.
That's exactly what Pocket Planes does. Before you really know what's happening, you're spending your life savings on sprucing up Tokyo airport, and your only focus in life is making sure that your fleet of planes stays in the air.
NimbleBit's follow up to Tiny Tower continues the cute pixel styling of its predecessor, but instead of running an apartment block this time around you're building up an airline.
Pocket Plane is a perfect example of a freemium game done well, an addictive time sink that sucks you into its simple routines and refuses to let go