Air Mail is gorgeous. Whether it be the blue skies or the crimson skies, the game looks fantastic. All of the games graphics are high quality and colorful, with details to the buildings, water, and sky.
“Welcome to the beautiful world of Air Mail, where you take to the skies as a fearless letter-carrying, disaster-averting pilot. Simply stunning in its presentation, with incredibly deep gameplay, this is one flight you can’t afford to miss.”
The best news is that performance isn’t an issue on any of the devices, although draw distance may be an issue for some. And although I’m not a big fan of the voice acting, it’s in there, and when combined with the rest of the sound design and the graphics, makes for a great experience overall. Another thing that’s worth noting is how creative the levels are. I spent a lot of time on explore mode just exploring through the environment, looking for hidden objects.
Flight controls on the AppStore are usually hit or miss, mostly because of their controls. Air Mail is perfectly aware of this, and gives you three options to choose from. I’ll start off with my favorite (and the one I’m using), touch. You’ll have a slider on the right to control speed, and a joystick on the left to control the plane itself (pitch can be inverted). The second one is accelerometer, which although feeling a bit loose at first, would be my second control scheme on choice. Once you finish the first couple levels, an advanced option will be unlocked, which combines the other two control methods, but is also very hard to control.
Here’s the good news: there’s not really any combat in Air Mail. I say this as good news because it’s refreshing to have a relaxing, good game that doesn’t involve, in this case, dog fighting. In Air Mail, you play as a small child who’s dream is to fly. Your objectives are usually picking up packages, dropping them off, and flying through rings. And although in the story war does break out, you don’t ever actually fire a bullet. You do however avoid enemies shooting at you, and sabotage their efforts. There is however no actual fighting, which is great.
Apart from the main story, which has seven chapters, the game also has two other modes. My favorite, as I mentioned above, is exploration mode, simply because I love the levels. I love how they look, how some places require more skill than other to get through, and I love how everything is so colorful and surreal. Apart from that though, there is also Express Delivery missions, which are basically the same as the main missions, but without the story. Combining all these together, Air Mail provides quite a few hours of fun, entertaining gameplay.
I love Air Mail. It reminds me of Pilot Wings on the SNES. It’s a refreshingly fun game on the AppStore that doesn’t involve any actual fighting, and optionally you can just kick back, relax, and fly around the levels at your own will until you’re satisfied. I would say go get Air Mail. Right now. 9/10