• Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2014
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  • Summary: Experience a World War I storyline from the perspective of a combat pilot.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oct 20, 2014
    85
    If you played the original Wings! all those years ago, then you'll definitely enjoy the Wings! Remastered Edition. If you're a newcomer, there should be nothing stopping you from picking up a copy. Wings! Remastered Edition does everything right.
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    60
    If you can't play the original, this remaster is a decent if cheap looking refresher.
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    60
    It’s clear enough isn’t it, if you remember this Amiga classic and you’re well up for round two then maybe it’s worth picking up. It’s not a full priced release anyway and it seems that they’ve done a pretty good job of capturing the essence of the original but with a new lick of paint.
  4. Dec 23, 2014
    60
    Wings! Remastered Edition is all about nostalgia and good ol’ times. But the fact is that in 2014 you need to give something more to your audience, even if they had played and loved the original game.
  5. Jan 4, 2015
    55
    In choosing to re-create Wings exactly as it was, warts and all, the developers have revealed that on a fundamental level, Wings was always more wart than it was game.
  6. Oct 23, 2014
    45
    Wings shall live in memories of the fans, not die in their hand. Wings! Remastered Edition is a bland remake which fails even from a nostalgic point of view.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 14, 2015
    10
    This is one the professional reviewers got wrong and don't know what they are talking about. This is not a "simulation" this is a "game"This is one the professional reviewers got wrong and don't know what they are talking about. This is not a "simulation" this is a "game" therefore it plays like a game with all the fun of arcade action. It's one of the best flight arcade games I've ever played and the linear driven story is fun an interesting the first time through also.

    For a few bucks you can be having the time of your life. Don't let misguided and simpleton socalled pro reviewers spoil your fun.
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  2. Oct 18, 2014
    9
    Top notch recreation of the Amiga classic, they really hit all the right notes. HD graphics, orchestrated music and good voice acting added,Top notch recreation of the Amiga classic, they really hit all the right notes. HD graphics, orchestrated music and good voice acting added, but the game is essentially the same - arcade WW1 flying game, with engaging story.

    They didn't change it in wrong parts, like the people who did Speedball HD did. If you loved the original, you'll have blast. But don't expect it to be a simulation or anything really complicated, it's some of the best of early 90's gaming brought back to life, better than ever.
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  3. gas
    Oct 24, 2014
    8
    Here there is to consider that the game is a remastered edition of a Commodore Amiga classic, and also its to consider the price, back in theHere there is to consider that the game is a remastered edition of a Commodore Amiga classic, and also its to consider the price, back in the days this game was really a great game, very fun and addictive, with a lot of attention to details and a great 3d engine.
    The new engine is quite good and the game is still very enjoyable nowadays, sadly its nothing revolutionary anyway, the overall quality of the release is in line with the price.
    The game is still very fun and addictive as gameplay, it requires skill going on, it gives a lot of satisfaction, but it lacks variety, as it was in the original.
    Honestly i would have preferred a triple A quality engine/grahics/effects with a co-op/multiplayer possibility paying a full price tag, but thats it, the game is good anyway even if it looks quite dated for 2014 standards.
    If you are new to this game i suggest to check some video on youtube, if you played the original i think it worth the price.
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  4. Nov 13, 2014
    5
    This game has good and bad sides.

    The very good thing is that is touches a very interesting era that - strangely - has not been touched by
    This game has good and bad sides.

    The very good thing is that is touches a very interesting era that - strangely - has not been touched by many developers ( world war 1 ). It is less simulation than arcade - BUT - and i think that is quite important... it deals with the time in a fairly good way.

    It has a story that, it has a playercharacter that becomes "someone" that is kind of relatable and likable ( which is more than most arcade simulations like Hawx and similar fail to achieve )

    There are some things that i did not like at all though

    - the game is ugly, - ugly as an average IOS game ( or similar mobile game ). Considering it is on the PC, deals with very small areas and fairly slow planes, one should have expected MUCH greater detail ( which is possible without AAA budget )
    - the AI is not too smart. While an individual enemy plane conducts manouvers fairly OK, the squadrons do not work together - it quickly becomes quite a messy skirmish up in the skies
    - the 2d minigames are a chore. But i was told they were part of the original, so i guess that is why they are in this game in that form.

    from my pov, it is a 5/10 - a solid one. It is a fun, casual game that does not exceed the complexity of a mobile game ( but could have done so with more efford easily ). If i was the correct target audience ( players who grew up with the original i guess ) i could have awarded an 8/10 easily i guess.

    the game IS remastered, much more than many "lazy" so called "HD" remakes - BUT a little more efford would have elevated it much higher. - Maybe it can be a precurser to a Wings 2 ... .
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  5. May 5, 2016
    4
    I never played this one back in the day so I'm looking at it without any rose tinted glasses mucking up the review score. I suspect all theI never played this one back in the day so I'm looking at it without any rose tinted glasses mucking up the review score. I suspect all the positive reviews here are from people drunk on such nostalgia, because this game is very poorly designed and fails spectacularly to stand the test of time.

    The controls and gameplay are limited to the absolute bare bones basics. Strafing is a slow Zaxxon-style isometric shooting with very little to shoot at or run into. Bombing is a very slow top down 1943-style arcade timing exercise without much to bomb or shoot at. 3D combat is the most maddeningly tedious of all, because these planes don't have rudders or throttles. Up-down-left-right and fire is all you've got. You can also "look" up-down-left-right, but that is LITERALLY all there is to the "fighter" combat. It's nearly as simplistic as Sopwith, and that was 2D shareware from 1984. In fact, maybe you could argue Sopwith was MORE advanced, because it had throttle control and takeoff/landing. Further, Dynamix's Red Baron was released the same year as this game and is far better developed than this "remaster", to say nothing of the much rougher original.

    The "story" is poorly written cliched drivel (with English narration and American text as others have mentioned). The "Remastered" music is nice and fits the mood of the game -- that's the only reason the game gets 2 stars. I played it for an hour and deleted it, never to be touched again. To be honest I had seen all there was to see after 10 minutes. Maybe this tedium was fun for a few in 90-91, but I wouldn't know -- I was busy playing Railroad Tycoon, Civilization, Star Control, and King's Bounty. These games all survived the test of time. Wings, even "Remastered", does not.
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