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  • Summary: You have always dreamed of flying - but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beatiful hills. Use the hills as jumps - slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment - until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can. Otherwise flying will only be a dream once again.

    *** Highlights ***

    - simple but skillfull "one button" arcade game about the dream of flying
    - the world is changing every day - so it does in this game! Procedural generated graphics will make "tiny wings" look different every day you play
    - upgrade your nest by fulfilling tasks
    - runs smoothly at 60fps even on older devices
    - OpenFeint enabled with 27 tricky achievements
    - cloudtouches for everyone
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Feb 28, 2011
    The simple gameplay in Tiny Wings is sublime, but there's an intangible aspect to it that makes it a total joy to play.
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    Brilliant in its simplicity, originality, and ability to keep you coming back again and again.
  3. May 23, 2011
    This is truly a must-have game for the iPhone.
  4. Mar 14, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 19, 2011
    A perfect example of smart and simple touch controls. A great gaming experiences.
  6. Apr 4, 2011
    It's one of the best games released this year.
  7. Mar 16, 2011
    To glide from sunup to sundown. Here's the simple, but attractive pitch of Tiny Wings, rising star of the App Store who kicked off Angry Birds from the number one slot of the charts. Its principle is ridiculously simple: press the screen, and your bird will gain momentum. As soon as you let go, it glides. But you'll have to time your presses well with the random hills of the backgrounds in order to go as fast and as far as you can, and to score as much points as possible. But even though those hills are never the same thanks to their randomized generation, it's still becoming repetitive sooner or later; which is the main shortcoming of the game. With some added features, play modes and ideas, it could have been far more magical.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    The reason why I love this game so much is because of its graphics and sounds. The constantly changing landscape removes the whole bored-after-four-days issue, while the clumsy sounds and overall image of the bird give this game its innocence. A real stretch from the norm of iOS games today, Tiny Wings is a slow and relaxing, yet competitive game that can be seen as the gift that keeps on giving. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    A sublime creation work of art, with hidden depth in tis gameplay. Yes it's a copy of Wavespark, but it takes it into a whole new level. Excellent sense of that "one more go" addictiveness. Very worth it for the money considering I'm still playing 2 months after I purchased/ Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2011
    Terrific way to pass the time. It's hard, yet casual at the same time. Trying to beat all the achievements is actually fun! I'd love to see multiplayer in a future update. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2011
    Tiny Wings's simple one-touch, one-mode premise may sound like it could get boring after a little bit, but this could not be further from the truth. Some games, like Doodle Jump, place a phony "WARNING" on their download pages, saying that the app is very addicting. Tiny Wings may be the only game I have found that actually needs that warning. Upon app startup, you can play instantaneously, and, thanks partially to relatively short play sessions, Tiny Wings is nearly impossible to put down. The gameplay can be infuriating when you first start playing, but once you get the hang of timing your controls exactly, you'll keep wanting to accept the game's challenge to beat your old highscore. Speaking of highscores, Tiny Wings - which costs only 99 cents, by the way - is Game Center-integrated, which is a big plus. And although some claim that Tiny Wings is let down by having only one game mode, they fail to realize that since there are different sets of highscores for different aspects of the game (i.e. flying the farthest distance or making the highest jumps), you can concentrate different play sessions on specific aspects, which, in a sense, provide the game with more than one mode. The artwork of Tiny Wings is incredible, full of beautiful hills and valleys, and with dynamic changes in the sky as the Sun gradually rises and sets throughout play. Tiny Wings may, at first glance, appear simple, but this is part of what makes it such a fun - and addicting - experience. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2011
    This must be one of the best games so far this year. Who can watch the trailer and not have a bleeding heart for that cute little bird.

    so simple to play yet hard to master and the graphics are just awesome. Expand
  6. Apr 8, 2012
    very simple but complex. i would pay 1.99 for this, i think its very good price. you are a bird and you cant fly because you have no wings. very good one-man project, very good Expand
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    I really don't like this game, it's just not that fun to me. But it's not a bad game. I just think when you compare it to more fun games around it that are a dollar this is the one that should be pushed to the side. Collapse

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