Pocket Planes review
The bitzens are back in business with another handheld addi(c)tion from NimbleBit; Pocket Planes. A simple yet devilishly addictive little game for iPhones and iPads alike from the guys that stormed the scene with Tiny Tower in 2012. They clearly discovered that their charming bitzens and carrot-on-a-stick advancement was the key to our hearts, and of course, our wallets.
Ready for take off
The concept is pretty basic, at its core this is an airline management simulation game with an 8-bit retro style graphics polish. You buy airports then build or buy planes in differing shapes and sizes to fly around various cargo and/or 8-bit citizens (bitzens!) making you level up and earn in-game currency to expand even further.
Coming in to land!
All in all I’m amazed at how much fun and satisfaction I can squeeze out of painting/naming every new shiny plane and dressing up my pilot bitzens in all manners of ludicrous outfits. The only criticism I can find is that it’s too simple, but then again every time I hear the sacred notification noise dutifully informing me a plane has landed, I can’t help but drop what I’m doing and send my fleet on “just one more” flight to gain coins for “just one more” plane… Or maybe “just one more” airport.