Apple’s iPad and iPhone have quickly become a platform for some of the more unusual and esoteric games; games which would normally be delivered in Flash format rather than making their way to console. Flight Control is one such example of a game, and it finds you taking up the role of an air traffic controller.

As you might expect, this role involves directly various aircraft to runways. This may sound simple, and the control system means that the game is easy to control, but as more and more aircraft are involved, timing becomes everything if you are to avoid collisions.

To avoid the need to wait for planes to follow their designated flight path, it is possible to speed up time. This can be done in a couple of ways and helps to eliminate the frustration that could arise from waiting for your plan to pan out.

Organising planes to prepare for landing in perfect synchronicity is hugely rewarding and with multiplayer modes available, you’re sure to keep coming back for more.

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Flight Control is something of a strange idea for a game, but it works. Try it and learn what all the fuss is about.