Summary: This game seemed like it would be easy, but I find it difficult to manage the departures and arrivals without causing collisions! It truly is air traffic chaos, and I'm glad I'm not a real air traffic controller! Fun though, as there are different airports with varying weather and layouts, and increasing levels (rookie, novice, expert).
Ignore the stupid box art, adults will enjoy this game, too.
J. Atienza "littleman00", Amazon
14 October 2010
Summary: The game may look for kids, and feature outdated graphics, but it will get your brain going and test your prioritizing skills. The whole point of the game is to see how many things you can keep track of at once. You are scored points depending on how fast a plane can reach its intended goal (either take off or arriving at a gate) On the easiest difficulty, you'll have maybe two planes in the air at any given time, with one or two on the ground waiting to take off.
Summary: I'm happy with the game however the sound is lame. I can't hear the radio communciations because the music is so loud. It would be nice if there were separate volume controls or the ability to turn the music off. One of the airports only allows use of two of four available gates which seems like a glitch.
Summary: ATC is basically a time management game. Your in charge of controlling 4 incoming flight and 4 outgoing flights. You can fail at the game in any of the following scenarios: 1) Maxed out Stress Lvl (This occurs when you keep the flights waiting too long) 2) Collisions (There are Ground or Air collisions) The game starts out very slow and it'll be at least another 2 stage (At expert lvl) before it gets interesting.
Summary: I read on a gamer blog that this game was worth more than its weight in salt, and went to a local Fry's to check it out. When I picked up the $19.99 title and glared at the front, I said to myself "you've -got- to be kidding!" I have a fascination with 'queue management', and no system to me is more intriguing than how airports manage aircraft coming in and going out -- given that the impact of an error is so high!
If you've flown - or just like aviation - you'll enjoy this
Amazon Fan!, Amazon
21 September 2008
Summary: This is a fun - keep all the balls in the air - game. You have a choice of 5 airports in Japan each at 3 levels of difficulty. Each airport has its own challenges. Some aircraft begin at the gate, others enter the holding pattern from their origins. You have to manage the movement and timing of those in the air and on the ground. Once you give a command it often can't be undone - so you need to think ahead and visualize the movements into the future.