This game is rated PEGI 12
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Posted: 3 months ago, last updated 12 days ago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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