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  • Summary: [DSiWare; Also known as "Paper Plane"] Spread your wings with this irresistibly simple action game for one or two players! Simply manoeuvre the paper plane through a winding course - and don't collide with the obstacles. But that's easier said than done! In Endless Mode, the longer you survive through the randomly-generated course, the higher your score. Or try Time Attack Mode to complete special courses as quickly as possible. You can also play together with a friend in Race Mode. Each player takes one side of the Nintendo DSi system to control and race with their own paper plane! [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. It is rich with pick-up-and-play gameplay – a highly valued feature is any genre. We played it, we enjoyed it; maybe you will too.
  2. 80
    Nintendo strikes gold once again, albeit with a quick (but by no means dirty) port of an old favourite. Paper Plane is the simplest of ideas executed almost perfectly.
  3. It sounds simple, but in reality, this is really tough. [June 2009, p.88]
  4. 50
    I can barely imagine the game getting any simpler, but seriously… no option to download a trial version or have the option of multi-DS wireless so you and your bestest buddy don’t have to practically hold hands to play against each other?
  5. A remake of an old WarioWare mini-game, Paper Plane is simple, frustrating and almost completely without merit.
  6. It's reminiscent of a browser game you'd click away from ten seconds after loading, or the kind of half-arsed demo that appeared on magazine coverdiscs in the early nineties.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. MattN
    Jul 21, 2009
    Very awesome game. When I first got my DSi I couldn't believe they ported my favorite game from WarioWare ever to the DSi store. It really was a no-brainer with those 1000 DSi points. Expand
  2. TheJam
    Apr 24, 2009
    How dare Eurogamer say that about Paper Plane? Well, OK, yes, it is a bit of a flash game that costs a bit, but when it's THIS addictive that's only a small price to pay. This is the future of handheld games; to go backwards! Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    Carelessly put together, Paper Airplane Chase is not worth your money--or, most important in this case, your time.

    The Good: Local
    multiplayer using a single game system can be funny.

    The Bad: Plain lazy production.

    Paper Airplane Chase first appeared as a minigame inside WarioWare, Inc. on GBA and it has been updated to become a standalone downloadable game for the DSiWare service. But as an update it hasn't that much to offer, not due to a lack of variety in gameplay modes (Endless, Time Attack and Multiplayer would be fair enough for a cheap, tiny download) but in fact because of some lazy and somewhat careless execution.

    The main problem here--and it spills over the entire game--lies within the controls. Although the intention was clearly to make the gameplay flow like a breeze (no pun intended) it turned to be an oversensitive scheme because of the way-too-straight courses available--aligning your plane for a long descent by quickly tapping the D-pad under such circumstances can be a pain since you're likely to smash yourself into a wall at ease.

    The Multiplayer mode could be at least a funny mess (you can't be more "local" than this: two players share THE SAME DS, one on the D-Pad and the other using the ABXY buttons) if it wasn't for the aforementioned controls problems. And Time Attack is just plain lazy since the records to be beaten were all randomly set to 1 minute, regardless of the course's difficult/length.

    My final word would be Paper Airplane Chase is not worth your time and little ($1.99) money. There are plenty other little browser games more engaging and interesting than this one out there--and most of them can be played for free.