Wings Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Take to the skies at the dawn of aviation in Europe's most brutal conflict! Relive the action, glory and daring of World War I through the eyes of a rookie pilot in the Allied or German forces. Soar to the top of your squadron as you fight through 220 missions over two separate campaigns. Strage the front lines, bomb enemy bases and engage cunning Aces in thrilling first-person dogfights. Defend the free world as an Allied pilot or conquer it in the name of the Kaiser! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Complimented by challenging dogfighting missions, intuitive controls, and a balanced reward system, Wings is a solid, challenging game.
  2. This is more than just a plain game, it's a damn fine plane game if you ask me.
  3. While the two-dimensional nature hampers the overall game experience, this is a challenging game that will test game players.
  4. 75
    A cool collection of three different game designs that, while fun in their own right, can't stand on their own because of gameplay limitations.
  5. Its arcade style dogfights provide enjoyment, but the whole thing may begin to get repetitive after a while.
  6. Graphical oddities aside, the gameplay is thoroughly entertaining, if a little limited by the repetitive nature of the missions (shoot down enemy biplanes, shoot down enemy balloons, shoot down enemy bombers and, did I forget to mention, shoot down enemy biplanes).
  7. But if you're not a diehard fan of history or just don't like the sound of this game you won't like it and I wouldn't suggest it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KragS.
    Mar 6, 2003
    10
    Even better than the Amiga version. Fiddly at first, but with a bit of practice you'll become heavily addicted to this masterpiece.
  2. WalterO.
    Nov 19, 2005
    7
    While I cannot attest to it's fidelity in regards to it's Amiga version, I can say that it is no Red Baron. The lack of rudder control, poor AI (they love to ram you, a la X-Wing), and repetition all equal a game that you will play for an hour, leave, then pick up again for another mission. The story isn't important (seems less accurate and more ham) but the promotion system seems to work well and keeps you trying to earn more awards (you will give up on trying to save your wingmen after a few skirmishes). Other things such as the lack of landing and take-offs, rudder, ridiculously low ammounts of fuel (designed to limit your time), NO SPEED CONTROL (constantly over-shooting enemies and having to do endless immelmans and split s's without a rudder!) and the cheap maxim/vickers gun that jams constantly after a few bursts all equals a trying, yet still entertaining play. If you like the ol' canvas falcons and fancy a few dog fights, balloon busting, bombing (3rd person, top-down view) and strafing missions, then it is a good game. Otherwise, you might want to try the Wing Commander Prophecy, as it has faster game play and it's own unique pro's/cons. Expand