Looking for a different kind of game to fill a few minutes while you stand in the checkout line? Plane Insane is a game for all ages, that is quick and easy, and lets you play as many times as you want without penalty or pressure to buy anything.
Plane Insane Game Review
Plane Insane Multiplayer by Mobirate is a plane-flying game app that works on both iPhones and iPads. If you have several devices in the house, you can get the whole family in on the fun and frenzy with several planes racing through the air on a mad dash to see who crosses the finish line first.
This game plays in side-scroll mode. When you first download, you are taken to the main screen, which allows you to choose a player name at the top. The default name is “Guest.” In the background, there is a nice bouncy tune that keeps you alert and ready to fly your plane. At the bottom of the main screen are two buttons, one red and one green. The red one lets you choose single-player mode, while the green one is for multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, there is no info page, tutorial, or pop-up help, which would have been quite useful for us older players.
Choose single player mode and you are the only plane in the game. Your challenge is to fly around a room, amongst a backdrop of sky blue walls sprinkled with fluffy white clouds. Sounds easy, but that’s not all you have to do. Randomly scattered around the room are stacks of toy cubes piled high. Each stack has an opening of about two to three cubes in width through which you must maneuver your plane. Miss the gap and you crash and burn. To restart, press the middle button with the replay arrow on it.
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If you choose multiplayer mode, you can play with fellow gamers on the same network, or with players provided by the app. However many players sign in to the game will be the number of planes you see. The game creator’s website did not indicate any limits to players, but I don’t think you could fit more than five planes in one game without losing visibility of each piece.
Moving the plane horizontally is automatically done for you. The downside to this is that there is no speed control, you simply trot along at the rate commanded by the app. What you do have control over is moving the plane up and down. This up and down movement is very bumpy and hard to master when you first play. My first three tries had me swiping over the plane, trying to guide it. I did not realize each tap equated to one bump “up.” Every time you tap, it bumps the plane up. So, if you need for it to come down a bit to clear a gap, then you let it slowly fall and tap as needed to steer it.
It’s all a bit difficult at first, but practice makes better. I can see this being entertaining for kids who are getting antsy as you wait to clear a checkout line.