imageFlight Control is the original flight control style game that’s sold millions of licenses on iOS, Windows Phones, Symbian, etc. In fact it’s #10 of all time paid apps for iOS. But now it’s also available for Android. Here’s the really weird part though. For the iPhone it’s priced at $.99 and for Windows Phone it’s priced at $2.99 and for Android it’s priced at $4.99. Are we in crazy world or is that list backwards? I mean, iOS is the platform most willing to pay for apps, Windows Phone has no choice but to pay for them and Android is intolerant of any payment. Maybe they failed to pay attention to Rovio here but I think we’re all in agreement on the culture behind the platforms and Android is the free/ad based platform and at $5 I don’t see this game selling. I mean, there are a dozen clones of this that are ad based for Android. In fact I see a game called Flight Control Lite that’s not made by Namco and is a clone with a whopping 1.5 stars. To be fair Flying Aces has 4 stars. Why so much detail about pricing? $5 for a flight control style game on Android…not happening.

Anyway, if you’re an Android user that actually pays for apps, here’s the link:



  1. @Brianna. That does not make any sense but you are a girl so we’ll give you a mulligan for that one. Oh, I’m sorry. A mulligan is a golf related term that you may or may not be familiar with. Of course you don’t like free because it is too much like aahh…

    On a lighter note, if the game is good, people will pick up the item in the market, free or not.

  2. @RowdyC: now now, keep it above the belt. No need to attack a persons gender. You dilute your own argument and further the perception that Android is just for males who live for spec sheets and ignore the user experience…

  3. @David K: You are right and my deepest apologies to @Brianna.

    I just read your article “Android Manufacturer Slaps His Competition – It’s Not About Specs” and got carried away when I saw the quote “If you go to a nightclub in any city in the world, the pretty girl has an iPhone or a BlackBerry. She doesn’t have an Android phone. She has no emotional attachment to an Android phone. It’s too complicated. It’s a geek device, it’s all wrong.” and got carried away.

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