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  • Summary: Why choose between classic gameplay and cutting edge graphics when you can have both?

    Sky Combat is a beautifully crafted vertical shooter; superb water and explosion effects make this game a true visual stunner. Fight your way through the levels, facing over 30 different enemies and eight
    challenging bosses using three different craft: an AH-64 Apache helicopter, a speedy combat boat and an armored Humvee. Upgrade your missiles and bombs and use special power-ups – the result is some seriously action packed gameplay!

    PLAY. THEN PLAY AGAIN.
    The stages in Sky Combat are huge and there with eight challenging and powerful bosses to destroy, you won’t be short of entertainment. Three difficulty tiers makes for great replay value as you try to defeat the game on the hardest settings. Dodge missiles, hails of bullets, tank fire and turrets on your mission to complete this tough and time-consuming game!

    UNBELIEVABLE GRAPHICS
    Incredible particle effects and super detailed landscapes and vehicles ensure that this is one of the most impressive looking games in the App Store. Sky Combat has water effects that have never been seen in a 2D shooter before and explosions that will blow you away! You will need to steer your craft over deep gorges and tall mountains, over rough battle scarred terrain and down meandering canals destroying everything in your path.

    STRAFE AND SHOOT
    Use the intuitive and innovative control scheme to dodge incoming fire and lay some ordinance down on your enemies. Use Touch, Relative Touch, Tilt, and Virtual joystick to maneuver around the screen, dodging incoming fire, in the vehicle of your choice. Whatever your control preference, there is a control scheme to suit. It’s not all about evasion though; fire a hail of bullets, homing missiles or drop devastating bombs on your enemies. Upgrade your weapons to cause maximum damage!

    CRYSTAL LEADERBOARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
    Players can earn achievements and compare scores with online leaderboards through Crystal! Will you be the top gun among your friends?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    100
    A fantastic, fully-featured top-down shooter, and one of the best in its genre.
  2. Feb 15, 2011
    90
    Those who enjoy combat games or those with a military theme will definitely enjoy Sky Combat. It is fun to play and crash-free; except when the crash is the result of enemy fire.
  3. Feb 13, 2011
    80
    Sky Combat does nothing new. It is, however, a great example of the genre. Any fan of arcade shooters won't want to miss it.
  4. Feb 20, 2011
    80
    A great change of pace from the usual over the top SHMUPs of late and while it doesn't have a whole lot of content, what is provided is polished and almost perfected.
  5. Feb 13, 2011
    75
    Great action, diverse gameplay and a superbly polished presentation make Sky Combat a winner.

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