You might have already tried Shooty Skies on your phone. The game that was released on mobile devices over two years ago just arrived at PC. Everything is just the way we remember – it is an incredibly addictive release that is easy to learn and hard to master. And, just like on phones, it is after your money.
It Is Just Like You Remember It
As mentioned above, the developers did an excellent job in porting this game from mobile devices to PC. In case you haven’t played it before, Shooty Skies is an endless flying game that puts you in the role of a pilot. You will navigate through 20 visually impressive terrains to reach high score on the given level. During the flight, you will encounter enemies that you need to destroy. Each level also has a boss and dealing with them becomes more difficult as you progress through the game.
You will earn some coins after every run, and you can invest them in upgrades. When I say improvements, I mean new pilots and weapons that can change the dynamics of the game. The developers claim that you can collect more than 200 pilots.
Daily Missions Included
You can assume at this point that the game feels like a release for mobile devices, but it looks that way, too. The graphics are cartoonish and nicely animated. The developers went with Lego-style blocks, and the result is satisfying. However, you shouldn’t expect anything more than adequate visuals, even for an indie game.
Aside from regular levels, you also get exclusive missions on a daily basis. They add to the replay value of Shooty Skies and offer an extra challenge. Although it might seem simple, the game is incredibly addictive, and you might play it for hours without even noticing. Unfortunately, you will quickly see that Mighty Games are probably one of the greediest studios out there.
The game features microtransactions, which we expected considering that it is a mobile game port. However, we hoped that the developers will be less greedy than with the mobile version. But we were wrong!
Earning coins will never be enough to get the desired upgrades. That is why you might consider buying loot boxes or investing real money to unlock new characters and weapons. The problem occurs when you unlock a pilot only to find out that you can use him only for the next two hours! After that, he disappears from the list of available characters, and you need to unlock him again. Yes, you technically can unlock everything by playing, but Shooty Skies isn’t that good to keep you hooked for days and months.