Airport mania first flight is another in the series of hectic action games, however, this time you find yourself in the seat of an air traffic controller. This time it is flights at risk, so you better have your brain well in gear and your clicking finger to the ready.
In all airport mania levels you have a bird’s eye view of a runway, and your goal is to be a successful air traffic controller, so that means effective landing, loading, refuelling and everything in-between.
Like all games that offer one, the only place to start is the tutorial. This tutorial is light hearted and will allow you to get to grips with the structure and of the game, without being dropped straight in at the deep end.
One of the main differences between this game and others like it is the ability to gain combos. The higher your combo ranking the more money you will receive. Remember though do the job effectively before you do it quickly, never the other way around.
On this game the planes are colour coded and this helps to direct them into their gates. If you have two purple planes on the ground and only one purple gate, then you can store the other purple plane in the waiting area, this will delay the rate at which it becomes unhappy. Remember it is not only the passengers that get upset the planes do too!
When you get into the game itself, you will see four targets, to progress through the levels you will need to reach the basic target at a minimum. On top of the basic target you have the expert, master and supreme targets, the higher you get the more money you earn.
Just like an airport there will also be different types of planes, some are content to remain on the ground for a long time, others get impatient remarkably quickly, it is imperative that if you want to score highly you deal with grumpy planes quickly.
Of course with all games in this genre, you can upgrade specific items. One of the essential upgrades in airport mania brings you more waiting areas. This might not look imperative at the level you are on but you have to think ahead.
When you complete a stage all of your upgrades will disappear, however, unlike your upgrades you do carry your money over, so if you find that you may be able to complete the next level without an upgrade then do not get one for the sake of it, keep your money in the bank and you will have an easier task at a later stage.
Like many of the other time management games, you will find that you do not get bored in a hurry, and this is always an exceptional quality for games to have. There are a lot of points I have not even begun to uncover in this review, these are just some of the fundamental points that will help you along the way. The only way to become an expert at a game like this is practice, so what are you waiting for?