Glider Classic by Soft Dorothy LLC, a game of strategically using air vents in order to sail a paper airplane through obstacles safely, sails you back in time. Originally considered an icon for gaming in the early nineties, Glider Classic’s popularity was likely due to its ability to help kill a few hours while demonstrating feats of modern technology. Today it seems to have been revived for purely sentimental reasons, as our taste in gaming has since matured considerably.
Glider Classic is simple, requiring almost no time to learn the how to play. By tapping right or left arrows on the screen, the plane is propelled in the direction selected. The player must choose whether to fly over or under obstacles until the next air vent supplies your aircraft with lift once more. As the little paper plane glides through spaces, courses become slightly trickier involving balloons which are as helpful as they are a hindrance by blocking your descent as well as air from the vents. There are also threatening electrical outlets which must be avoided and some vents that suck the plane in causing you to begin again at another point. This increasing difficulty, however, is nothing a couple tries can’t solve.
What a couple tries at this game can’t solve is a lack of excitement. There might be less than a subtle lack of purpose or satisfaction in playing this game since it doesn’t save an alien race from extinction, nor does it help barnyard animals defeat evil forces. It simply glides a paper airplane through the air. If you were a fan of the original, or enjoy games in their simplest form, this is ideal. The rest of us however might find it yawn inspiring.
AppPicker Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
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