I wanna fly (Switch) review
"I wanna fly is perhaps the perfect fit for people who have always wanted to fly like a bird that has no wings."
I wanna fly, a new action title from Woodland Games, is currently listed on the Nintendo eShop for $2.42. Not $2.99, or $2.50, or $2.49 or even $2.40. Its exact price is $2.42 and not a penny more. Or less. Sadly, that's probably the most interesting thing the game has going for it.
The experience doesn't offer much in the way of explanation, but it also doesn't need much. When you first load the software, a brief series of panels present the story--like a comic book--of a penguin who wants to fly and catches a ride aboard a rocket ship. Then he bails, and he must "fly" back to Earth by flapping his wings a lot as he avoids a sky full of hazards.
Minimalism is the order of the day in I wanna fly. The main menu lets you adjust settings (you can turn off the game's single looping song, disable sound effects or view the development credits), or you can spend in-game currency unlocking available characters or even play the game proper.
A round begins right as your fall commences, from a point near the top of the screen. Meteors, angry birds and rockets cross your path. You can hold the A button or tap it rapidly, depending on how quickly you want to gain elevation. Think Flappy Bird, except the tiniest bit more sluggish and with things scrolling vertically rather than horizontally. Keeping your finger off the button causes you to drop more quickly, though you can neither descend nor ascend quite as quickly as sometimes you might like.
Staff review by Jason Venter (February 20, 2019)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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