App Review: Tiny Wings

Category: Games
Price: $0.99
TiP Rating: 4/5
Version: 1.1.0
Languages: English
Rated: 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
Link to app

App Store Description: You have always dreamed of flying – but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills. Use the hills as jumps – slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment – until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can. Otherwise flying will only be a dream once again.

Summary: Combining the challenging physics of Angry Birds with the bouncy progression of Doodle Jump, Tiny Wings may be the most perfect game for the iPhone. Although a lack of Retina support and some occasional lag issues give this app a 4 star rating, the watercolored graphics are beautiful, the music cheery, and the gameplay simple and fun.

Review: Combining the challenging physics of Angry Birds with the bouncy progression of Doodle Jump, Tiny Wings may be the most perfect game for the iPhone. And it’s addictive as crack.

You are a little bird who dreams of flying, but alas your wings are too small. Luckily, you live in a hilly world where you can slide up and down hills, launching yourself to “fly” until gravity returns you to earth. You are constantly in a race with the sun for as it sets and night comes, it’s time to sleep. Simple one touch game play make this easy entertainment for young and old — touch the screen to stop flapping your wings and descend, and release to fly. The skill is in the timing of your landings: Too shallow and you will crash into the ascend of the next hill. Too deep and you’ll miss accelerating. Too long and you won’t take off.

Each island of the game has its own terrain, and the hills are dotted with coins and accelerating balls. Coins give you points, and accelerating balls give you a boost. If you have three perfect hill slides in a row you go into “fever” where you speed up, leaving a trail of stars in your wake. Fever mode allows you to move faster, and go higher. Get high enough and you will touch the clouds, making little bird very happy indeed.Satisfy certain goals, like collect 200 coins or do 32 hill slides in a game, and you’ll reach a new “nest objective” which helps you earn points faster.

The execution of this game is flawless. The watercolored graphics are charming and playful, while the music and sound effects are a delight. (Mr. Illiger has also made the background song available for download at his website.) Each day, the landscape has a new look and the coins are reset. The only thing lacking is Retina display support. I’ve also experienced some lag, both on my iPhone 4 and husband’s 3G. For these reasons, I’m giving Tiny Wings a 4 star rating. Currently bug fixes and game enhancements are in development, and in the future Mr. Illiger would like to bring an iPad version and Retina support.

I am in love with this game and can’t put it down. Truly, it combines everything I love about Angry Birds and Doodle Jump — simple, physics-based gameplay, bouncy, progressive graphics, and a cute, cheerful mood. The developer seems quite dedicated to Tiny Wings, so I look forward to future enhancements such as additional levels and nest objectives. All in all, I wholly recommend this cute, addictive little game.

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  • Lemons

    Whats your highscore? mines 207,000. and my fever mode is 250 seconds, dont ask how i got that lol i was mindless for like 5 mins playing the game and when the round ended BAM 250 second fever, i was like WTF. lol
    This is the only game on my ipod i truely come back to every day, super fun!!!!

  • Kyle

    I love this game too and I finally completed all the challenges to get the 30x multiplier. My high score is 213,400.

  • Keith

    Little late on this one. This app has been out forever.

    • Lemons

      Yeah it has, and i think its 100000x better than angry birds. do you agree sir?

      • Edflo63085

        I agree it’s addicting

      • Keith

        Definitely better than angry birds.

  • Ben

    I am unbeatable in this game