Solving puzzles is an addictive iPad activity that you will never grow tired of. In Kings Can Fly there are over 60 levels set in his kingdom up in the sky in which you must guide the King’s airships through mazes and out of harm’s way (like keeping them free from dangerous spikes) using… wind; strategically place fans to guide those airships safely to their destination.
Filled with absolutely cute, whimsical graphics and punctuated by a fun soundtrack, Kings Can Fly is the perfect puzzle game for kids (and groups) of all ages.
As you try to figure out where and how to place the fans within each maze, you can use familiar pinch and twist finger gestures to twist, turn and zoom into the map so you can best see how to solve the level. Each scene renders effortlessly on the screen without any lag or pixelation.
The built-in tutorial mode guides you through the first few challenges so that you learn all of the skills needed to keep going. Tips and tricks given as you progress help learn why early design efforts failed, making this game a lot less frustrating than other similar titles.
What I liked: Puzzle games are good mind exercises and great ways to spend time together as a family, trying to solve progressively more difficult levels.
What I didn’t like: While I did enjoy the soundtrack that plays in the background while you are solving the puzzles, I wish there was a way to pause or mute the sound effects when you need to take a break (instead of having to turn off the iPad sound entirely).
To buy or not to buy: Consider grabbing Kings Can Fly and evolving family game night with your kids to include titles like this.
- App Name: Kings Can Fly
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Firedroid
- Price: $1.99