|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
The aliens are here and they are planning to invade our planet. To stop them from their treacherous plans, you must engage yourself in an epic intergalactic journey and destroy all aliens you encounter along the way. Boom! Airplane takes you to an epic journey in which your goal is to protect the earth from the pesky alien invaders. To do so, you must operate the strongest plane and equip it with the most powerful weapon to destroy the aliens before they break through our defenses. If you think you are skillful enough to protect our planet, feel free to explore Boom! Airplane and see what else this game has to offer.
The mechanics of the game are very simple and easily manageable. As mentioned above, your goal is to operate a fighting airplane and destroy all aliens you will encounter along the way. Boom! Airplane is a wonderful combination of both Merging game and classic alien shooter. Generally, it takes you to two different phases; the Merging phase and the Battle Phase. You can access the merging phase in between each level. For those who have experienced playing Merge Plane by Merger Games, you will surely find a lot of similarities in this game.
The merge phase takes you to a simple interface. You have limited “Airport Slots” and you will automatically receive planes in a certain time interval. To create a new plane, simply merge two identical planes. Once you have unlocked the new plane, it will become your default fighting plane during the battle. To enter the battle, just tap on the Stage (N) button and it will automatically prompt you to the battle area. The battle works similarly with your classic alien shooter where the plane shoots automatically and all you can do is to manipulate its direction by simply dragging the plane anywhere you want.
A Nostalgic Alien Shooter
The graphics are new but the gameplay is not. Boom! Airplane takes you to a very nostalgic alien shooter adventure. Those who grew up playing some of the iconic vertical scrolling space shooter arcade games will surely find Boom! Airplane a little nostalgic. Here’s how the battle works. As soon as you enter the stage, the airplane will arrive from the lowermost portion of the game screen. Aliens, on the other hand, will arrive from the top and will start to descend by waves. To eliminate the invaders, simply drag the airplane and allow it to shoot the enemies until they are killed. Each enemy has numbers to indicate the number of times they should be hit.
Interestingly, much like a typical space shooter game, you got infinite ammunition and something you can take advantage with. It is also a multidirectional battle which means, you can drag the plane anywhere you want. To clear a stage, all you need is to kill 100% of monsters. A bar can be seen on top to indicate the percentage of monsters you already killed. Therefore, you don’t have to worry if you have missed an alien because it will not affect your progress at all. Just be careful and prevent the plane from getting hit, otherwise, the game will come to a quick end and you have to start the stage back from the very beginning (unless you pay for extra gems or watch a rewarded video to revive the plane).
Missions and Daily Challenges
The rate of difficulty in Boom! Airplane will drastically increase as you progress. Enemies will become more aggressive and some are capable of using unique skills. Interestingly, you can always take advantage of the random powerups that you can loot during the battle. These powerups have various effects. Some of them will strengthen your firepower while others will temporarily boost your fire rate. There’s also a powerup that allows you to call for extra reinforcement for a short period of time.
If there are powerups, there are also traps. As you progress to higher stages, you will encounter red-colored drops which give negative effects. Some will strengthen the enemies and make them more hostile and others will limit your movement. You will also encounter boss battles from time to time. Another interesting element of the game is the Mission which acts as the game’s Achievement system. Completing your mission allows you to win valuable prizes. You can also take advantage of the Daily Bonuses which you can repeatedly claim in exchange for a rewarded video.
Simple, fun and nostalgic! I guess that is how you can perfectly describe Boom! Airplane. The graphics are neat and the gameplay is well-polished. Some might find it quite repetitive but what you will greatly appreciate is the progress. I personally enjoy how the game managed to incorporate both Merging game and shooter elements together. It is generally a simple game that you can confidently add on your mobile. Best of all, the game works well even without an Internet connection. Currently, Boom! Airplane is only available for Android devices and you can download this nostalgic shooter game absolutely for free. Good luck!