Now that I’ve gotten all those bird jokes out of my system, let’s get on-topic. The Night Flier is a new iOS game from developers PageNet. The premise of the game is pretty straightforward: you are a bat flying above the rooftops of a city and you must avoid clouds, items suspended by balloons and planes in an attempt to get as far as you can without dying. You do this by guiding your bat through narrow passages between the clouds or by avoiding the hazardous objects, all completed with a simple touch to the screen. By touching the screen, your little bat flies upwards. If you stop touching the screen, he flies down.
|Naval mines suspended by balloons? Definitely standard-issue.|
Another interesting addition to the game is the presence of power-ups. Or, namely, one power-up; once you reach level three, you will sometimes see rockets hovering in mid-air. If you fly over them, the bat will hop on the rocket and go flying off through the level, bashing through any obstacle in front of you. Except for the walls of the buildings below. Also, flying through clouds will stop you. But the rest of the obstacles don’t stand a chance!