There aren’t that many top notch adventure games for iOS, and even fewer that rely on aerial exploration. Air Mail is a new aerial adventure that pits you in a bi-plane maneuvering about various cities and islands to perform various tasks. The heart of the game is adventure mode which provides seven chapters with four missions per chapter. You play as Scoop who is a young boy that becomes a pilot, and is called upon to save the city of Domeeka at the beginning, and that leads to other grander adventures.
The game features an actual storyline, so that there’s a reason behind transporting mail bundles, collecting fish, dusting crops, diverting disaster, and launching fireworks. Each level provides a unique challenge to keep the flying fresh. Once you pilot through the first level, you’ll be hooked because it’s such a brilliant flying experience. There are three control methods to choose from, and the tilt controls put you in the plane, while the touch controls can offer super tight precision.
If that wasn’t enough, the game is absolutely gorgeous with iPad retina quality of the engrossing 3D worlds. It’s one of the best looking games on the platform with the detailed cityscapes, changing sky patterns, and crystal clear ocean. The entire game immerses you into the piloting adventure, and there’s so much content to enjoy. Beyond the mission mode, there’s also express delivery mode with timed score attacks, and explore mode allowing you to simply fly around the various environments collecting artifacts.
Air Mail ($4.99, Universal) is a top notch iOS experience that really delivers on all levels making it a must buy.