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Video GameData Wing Review
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Data Wing is a racing game where you guide an arrow through courses, race opponents, and aim for the fastest lap times. Using simple yet nuanced controls, you expertly navigate each track, gaining boosts by thrusting away from the walls and perfecting your line. The varied skill-based challenge and a simple story combine for an elegantly designed experience.

You play a Wing whose sole purpose is transporting data through different systems. As you do, you discover text files that tell the story of a young girl who gets sent to a camp for gifted children. You read about family disputes and fallings out and decide to help get a message to her before her phone gets reset.

The controls are simple: you can turn left, right, and brake, as you traverse different courses to complete specific timed or distance challenges ranging from reaching the end of the course to racing against computer-controlled wings to beating a level quickly enough. While it sounds simple, the physics make it so that turning perfectly can be tough, and you need to learn how to angle your wing just right so you gain a speed boost by accelerating away from walls around turns. Additional speed boosts mean you can gain even greater speed to come out on top. It's simple to learn, but mastering it takes patience and determination.

The result is a unique challenge that combines the classic arcade racing style of play with unique challenges and ways to play, offering myriad opportunities to experiment with ambitious actions and moves.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/08/2017

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Race and Traversal

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Dan Vogt (@Dan_Vogt)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 and a half hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Alcohol Reference and Mild Language.
Rated 12+ on the Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes and Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. The controls are very simple and you can try each level as many times as you want.

CostsCosts

Data Wing

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Data Wing Accessibility Report documents 15 accessibility features:
Typically, holding down on the right makes you turn right, and holding down on the left makes you turn left, but you can reverse this. To brake, you need to hold down both sides of the screen. You need to have quick reactions in order to quickly turn around tight bends and react to the course ahead.

While the text in menus and subtitles is high contrast, it is also quite small, making it difficult to read on occasion. There are several screen effects, like chromatic aberration, that are on by default but can be disabled in the settings.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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