Paper Wings is a gorgeous little game about an origami bird and its quest to collect all the points that drift down like manna from the heavens. The graphics are pretty striking because everything looks like it’s been made from paper, thus doing the title absolute justice. The controls are simple to learn but it is hard to master the swoops and dives that the bird must take in order to collect all the points. The bird flies on its own and tapping the sides of the screen makes it tilt in that direction.
The movement of the bird can be described as more similar to that of a paper plane than that of a bird. There is a huge range of birds to choose from and these are all based on their real life counterparts. Each bird has a particular advantage, for instance, the dove is magnetic and can attract the points. Once the points fall into the water at the bottom of the screen, you have a few seconds before they explode and the game ends. There are actually four modes to the game, including a hazard mode and a calm mode. In the calm mode, there are no points to collect or time limit to adhere to. You can simply fly about and get a hang of the unique mechanics of the game.
There is also a multiplayer mode coming up soon. The soundtrack is composed of the sound of water flowing and birds chirping and is very relaxing to listen to. The game is absolutely free but accepts a donation for the American Bird Conservatory. Of course, there are the occasional ads but they are not too intrusive. In this game, you will actually be prompted to set a high score and then challenge your friends. Paper Wings facilitates that by giving you a shareable screenshot at the end of every game. In conclusion, if you were the kid who flew paper planes in class, you’ve got to play this game.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.