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MacRumors
Dec 9, 2011, 11:22 PM
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Firemint has dropped the price of their critically acclaimed Flight Control game to Free for the first time ever. The game is part of a daily promo from EA, and will only be free for one day. Flight Control was one of the first "classic" iPhone games that first pioneered the line-drawing game mechanic. The early Flight Control game video shows how its played:

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Firemint followed up with an iPad version called Flight Control HD and just recently released an update (http://toucharcade.com/2011/12/01/firemint-gives-spy-mouse-a-holiday-update-and-flight-control-new-levels/) to the game that added new levels and a 'rewind' feature that can be purchased in-app.

The game is a must have for anyone with an iOS device, and it's a great time to get it while it's free.

App Store Links: Flight Control (http://itunes.apple.com/app/flight-control/id306220440?mt=8), Flight Control HD (for iPad) (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flight-control-hd/id363727129?mt=8)

Article Link: 'Flight Control' for iPhone and iPad is Now Free for One Day (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/10/flight-control-for-iphone-and-ipad-is-now-free/)



TheMacBookPro
Dec 9, 2011, 11:38 PM
Got it. Thanks for the heads up :)

poohat1000
Dec 9, 2011, 11:40 PM
doesn't work for me.. says "item currently being modified" (uk store)

kylebshr
Dec 9, 2011, 11:47 PM
doesn't work for me.. says "item currently being modified" (uk store)

same. probably set to not be able to download until a certain time... thats my guess. btw, typo in the article - you said "same" not "game"

spudwaffle
Dec 9, 2011, 11:47 PM
doesn't work for me.. says "item currently being modified" (uk store)

It gives me the same message (US Store).

arn
Dec 9, 2011, 11:48 PM
same. probably set to not be able to download until a certain time... thats my guess. btw, typo in the article - you said "same" not "game"

seems like they just changed it. expect it will work in a few. Both downloaded for me (US store).

fixed the "same" thing. (damn lion autocorrect.)

arn

JonneyGee
Dec 9, 2011, 11:56 PM
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What's the normal price for the iPad app? May download it on my Mac even though I don't have an iPad (yet).

WissMAN
Dec 9, 2011, 11:59 PM
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doesn't work for me.. says "item currently being modified" (uk store)

+1

dsiee
Dec 10, 2011, 12:00 AM
Dosnt work for me either (Australia app store) :(

arn
Dec 10, 2011, 12:06 AM
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What's the normal price for the iPad app? May download it on my Mac even though I don't have an iPad (yet).

http://appshopper.com/games/flight-control-hd

Normal price floats from $0.99 - $4.99

Thnkdifferent
Dec 10, 2011, 12:08 AM
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Awesome! Downloaded.

JonneyGee
Dec 10, 2011, 12:24 AM
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What's the normal price for the iPad app? May download it on my Mac even though I don't have an iPad (yet).

http://appshopper.com/games/flight-control-hd

Normal price floats from $0.99 - $4.99

Thanks!

CoreForce
Dec 10, 2011, 12:24 AM
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Says free in the app store, but when downloading there is a Popup message price changed to 1 SFr (Swiss store).

TheMacBookPro
Dec 10, 2011, 12:33 AM
I downloaded my copy directly off the App Store on my iPhone so try that if it doesn't work when downloading off iTunes.

tdiaz
Dec 10, 2011, 01:55 AM
Same thing here, on the computer or the iPad. "being updated.."

Oh well.

ilovemyibook
Dec 10, 2011, 03:52 AM
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It's working now for me. I'm in the US.

rmwebs
Dec 10, 2011, 05:31 AM
worked fine in the uk too.

buckers
Dec 10, 2011, 07:08 AM
Bought it on Steam yonks ago. Pretty good fun :)

drummingcraig
Dec 10, 2011, 09:17 AM
Bought this game a couple years ago and its really fun. Great way to waste time sitting on a plane. :D

Acorn
Dec 10, 2011, 09:49 AM
be careful there is now 2 free versions for the ipod in the us store. one is free with ads and one is the paid version that is now free. so just make sure you get the right one. i think if you get the ipad hd one there is only 1 version of that so you should be safe.

greg555
Dec 10, 2011, 10:05 AM
Still my favorite game after a couple of years. The recently added airports are fun too.

bushido
Dec 10, 2011, 06:42 PM
love this game, i always play it with a friend on my iPad during lectures. very addictive

batchtaster
Dec 10, 2011, 08:37 PM
Got it, played it for 10 mins, deleted it, glad I didn't pay.

bwillwall
Dec 10, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Already owned it :( but it's super fun!

bwillwall
Dec 10, 2011, 09:21 PM
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Woah woah woah why it's amazing lol

EmbraceTheOne
Dec 10, 2011, 09:41 PM
I like Flight Deck so much better.
:)

Biscuit411
Dec 10, 2011, 10:01 PM
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Got it. Love it. Thanks for the tip!

shartypants
Dec 11, 2011, 01:52 AM
Got it, played it for 10 mins, deleted it, glad I didn't pay.

I'm with you, not fun at all for me either.

mattgoldey
Dec 11, 2011, 06:15 AM
I've had the free one installed for quite a while. Nice to see they're giving away the full version for free! This is a great little game for passing time while you're on the pooper. ;)

Also, if you like this one, check out Harbor Master. Same concept, but with boats. Very well done.

BassPlayer
Dec 11, 2011, 07:10 AM
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I've had it on the iPhone since my 3G, and am happy to have it for free on the iPad now.

Invincibilizer
Dec 11, 2011, 10:05 AM
got the free one months ago

I was fun at first but after repeatedly getting stuck at 150 planes and the time that it took to get back there to get higher wiped away my interest.

DerekTS
Dec 11, 2011, 01:29 PM
The article says that its only free for 24 hours but so far its been almost 48 hours and its still free. Download it now if you're still interested.

scirica
Dec 11, 2011, 08:44 PM
Just downloaded. Still free!

Big D 51
Dec 11, 2011, 09:02 PM
Woohooo. Got it. Thank you for the heads up.

Boen
Dec 11, 2011, 11:20 PM
Worked for me a few hours ago too.. Got the iPad version for when I can actually afford to get one.

macnews
Dec 12, 2011, 10:16 AM
Still free on Monday, Dec. 12 - whoot!

TheoW593
Dec 12, 2011, 02:56 PM
Wish they had made the Mac version free as well. I think this is a game that ported over pretty good.

rruben
Dec 13, 2011, 10:34 AM
Did anyone else's highscores just get deleted?