F.A.S.T. - Review

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  1. 1337BUHMILLION

    1337BUHMILLION New Member

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    Name: F.A.S.T. (Fleet Air Superiority Training)
    Developer: Social Game Network (SGN)
    Current iTunes Price: 99 Cents
    iTunes link: F.A.S.T.
    Graphics Rating: 9/10
    The graphics are those you would expect from a full game console.
    Audio Rating: 4/10
    Every event is signaled by an annoying beep. Its Pretty headache-invoking.
    Gameplay Rating: 7/10
    The controls are hard to understand, but once you develop a feel for it, you're good to go.
    Overall Rating: 7/10
    The game is suited for even hardcore gamers.
    Review by: 1337BUHMILLION

    In-Depth review:

    Story line summary:
    War is coming. Get in your plane and out gun your enemies.

    The menu screen Gives you a selection screen (shown here), that gives you the option to play Exercises or Competition.

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    Exercises and Compititions are the gameplay options.​

    Exercises:

    To put you in the pilot seat, the game features 30 exercises that you must play to unlock planes. Each exercise is progressively harder than the last, and intermediately, you unlock a more powerful plane. The exercises do not give you teammates to help you out :-( , only 2-5 enemy planes that are in most cases, more powerful than you. You must then blow them out of the sky using either your radar-guided missiles, your infared guided missiles, or your 20mm Gun.

    This is how you manipulate you plane, pilot.

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    The missile toggle gives you two options. You can either use infrared missiles, (indicated by lack of blue circle), or radar missiles, (indicated by presence of blue circle.)​


    Competitions:
    Competitions turn your game into a multilayer madness, allowing you to fight over bluetooth (1 to 1),
    and fight over Wifi (1 to 1 or 2 to 2). The wifi works flawlessly, and it even has it's own naming and point system. All planes unlocked in Exercises may be used to fight in Competitions. The Bluetooth functionality was very hard to connect with another iPhone, and when it did, it crashed frequently.

    Graphics: The planes and missiles were very realistic, and you could see the detail even as they zoomed passed you. I was impressed that my iPod touch was able to render such realistic images.

    Audio: Locking on: loud beeps. Locked: continuous beeping. Missile is coming: fast beeps. The audio is really repetitive, except for the engine sounds. It could definitely use some work.

    Stability: The app ran very smoothly on my jailbroken ipod touch, and only after 5 continuous hours of gameplay did it start to slow. But a reboot fixed that, and i was back to playing in no time.

    Environment: During exercises:The Game field in an on-the-spot-rendered map with mountains, lakes, and rivers. The Land is detailed, and if you crash into the water, it makes a splash, and if you crash into a mountain, it explodes. That is a nice detail that SGN didn't leave out.
    During Competitions: The Landscape is that of an endless sea, lined with military aircraft carriers. The maps are quite big considering that only a maximum of people are playing.

    End Note: The location of other pilots in not always obvious to you. All you have is a little red arrow, that, in the majority of the times, will just lead you in circles. The other pilots also seem to be more swift and powerful, which is a pretty blatant advantage.

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    The game offers a wide variety of aircraft.

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    Getting hit with a Missile is a downer. That's why you have three get out of jail free cards, called flares, that will deter 1 missile.​



    The game itself is complex, but you'll be hooked on dogfighting with other pilots around the world in no time, with this sure-to-be iPhone classic.

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  2. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Could do with being longer and more pictures.
  3. 1337BUHMILLION

    1337BUHMILLION New Member

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    I fixed it up a lil bit
  4. DarkAura17

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    this game is too difficult for me, on lvl 10 and still havent got the hang of things.

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