Take to the skies and become a legendary World War II ace in War Wings, and shoot down enemy aircraft to rule the skies.
Choose from a vast array of aircraft from different countries: United States, Soviet Union, Germany, and others.
Customize and upgrade your aircraft, change its color schemes, join adrenaline-rushed battles, and win rewards!
“Aces even challenge the true sky” is a quote from the long-running Ace Combat series. We’re not sure what it means, but if you love games related to aviation, you definitely would not want to miss War Wings and “challenge” the other players - or aces - in its skies. In a nutshell, this is an airplane shooter arcade game that lets you become a pilot and dogfight around the skies in fast-paced battles. It is WWII-themed, but there are also aircraft from the later and earlier eras. No, it’s not developed by Wargaming but by Miniclip, which took advantage of the latter not bringing the World of Warplanes into the mobile gaming world. So, is War Wings a game you should be trying out? Let’s find out:
War Wings looks like a mix between War Thunder and World of Warplanes, but rather than being more of a realistic flight simulator like the former, it is arcade-ish, like the latter. The gameplay is slick, and the main draw would be the 4v4 PvP dogfights. You will spend most of your time in 1st or 3rd person, flying through the skies with your trusty plane and shooting down enemy aircraft. The side that completely depletes the enemy tickets - 10 in total - will be the victor. It’s slick, smooth, and digestible experience - battles take fewer than five minutes to conclude, making it a quick and fun experience.
The controls are relatively simple for an aerial shooter. A joystick on the left side of the screen will enable you to control your plane, while a few other buttons on the right side let you fire your main weapons, reload and drop bombs on ground and sea targets. Execute evasive maneuvers by swiping the screen either sideways or vertically, allowing you to somehow escape enemy fire. Accelerate and brake buttons are on the right side of the screen: the choice to speed up or slow down can heavily impact your ability to escape.
The shooting mechanic is dumbed down: a reticle indicates whether your opponent is in firing range, and you only need to minimally guide the crosshairs to actually hit your target. Take note however, that you need to guide your plane’s movements in order to keep him on target. You can directly destroy your opponent’s wings, or precisely target the cockpit, killing the pilot. After each match, you will be rewarded with silver and research points. The game also names the MVP, AKA, the player who managed to score the most points.
When you first start the game, you’ll be given a choice of which country you want to be a part of. Your choice doesn’t actually mean much, except decide what your starting plane will be. The user interface feels a lot like War Thunder and World of Warplanes. The upgrade and research mechanics are quite similar to both of these games, so if you’re familiar with them, you won’t have any trouble poking around the numerous menus.
War Wings is a freemium game, and as such, there’s a heavy emphasis on urging you to purchase premium currency. It doesn’t shove sales pitches into your face often, but it does show you the benefits of being a VIP: twice the silver and research points after every game. Though skills are more important than premium items, paying players have an advantageous position.
Overall, War Wings may very well be the arcade fighter plane game you’re looking for on mobile. It’s smooth, simple, and the matchmaking system is quick and relatively stable. Moreover, despite the wide range of plane upgrades and modules to research, you won’t have any problems navigating through the menus. It is probably a title you will play for countless hours without stopping. We highly recommend it and it’s available on both iOS and Android.