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Air combat

Wings is an air combat game that is set during World War II that has you bouncing around the South Pacific battling enemy ships, island embedded camps and dodging enemy aircraft.

The concept sounds appealing but unfortunately, Wings falls a little short on the execution. The Windows Phone game has potential but really needs a little fine-tuning before it can hit on all cylinders.

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Blazin' Aces is a new air combat game for Windows Phone 8. The game is a retro-aerial dogfighting game with quality graphics, challenging game play and music that gives the game an epic feel.

We have shared a sneak peek of Blazin' Aces and it made a very good first impression. The game went live in the Windows Phone Store today and we think this new arcade styled game is worth a look.

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Turret Commander is a fast-paced air combat game for Windows Phone 8 that places you behind the turret gun of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

You are tasked, as one can imagine, with defending the B-17 from enemy aircraft intent on ending your flight early. Graphics are well done, game play challenging and with an endless gaming mode on top of over twenty mission flights, Turret Commander makes a nice first impression.

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Plane Wars is a fast paced, easy to play, but difficult to master Windows Phone 8 game. The combat strategy game includes forty-eight levels of action, five different game modes and respectable graphics.

The game also includes upgrades for your aviation fleet and special abilities to help wipe out the enemy forces. Game play is challenging enough to keep things interesting and overall, Plane Wars is an entertaining gaming option for Windows Phone 8.

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Air Combat Games
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Air Combat Games

Over at the Windows Phone Store there is a healthy selection of games to choose from. You have games where you battle zombies, solve puzzles, race cars, play board games and other genres that can be rather challenging. In this week's roundup, we focus in on games involving air combat.

Games where you pilot your planes through various missions, battling enemy aircraft and saving the day. Some are more strategy oriented while others are more of a straight forward shoot 'em up style.

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Armed Strike is an arcade styled, World War II combat game for your Windows Phone. You battle the Axis powers by air and sea, piloting a wide variety of aircraft and ships. Armed Strike has ten missions in a campaign mode, each with its own unique boss to defeat.  Each mission can be replayed so you can try to better your score. The game also has OpenXLive support where you can log in and view an online leaderboard or access your OpenXLive Game Center.

Graphics are nice, game play challenging and if you like arcade styled combat games, Armed Strike is worth a try.

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Windows Phone Game Review: Combat Helicopter 2

The Windows Phone game Combat Helicopter 2 is fast paced, entertaining combat game that has you piloting a helicopter through various locations, taking out enemy helicopters and bases. While we didn't have any experience with the original Combat Helicopter, the sequel is a decent choice when you have a few minutes to kill.

Graphics are nice, controls simply laid out, and with upgrades and multiple locations to battle from Combat Helicopter 2 is a nice addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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Steambirds - Review

Steambirds has come to the Windows Phone Marketplace and if you like air combat games, you're going to want to check it out. Steambirds is a turn based, multi-level aerial combat game.

The combat view is from above and game play has a methodical touch by taking on the enemy planes one move at a time. There are multiple weapons at your disposal and a handful of aerial maneuvers that can help you take out the enemy planes.

To learn more on Steambirds, fly on past the break.

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Air Dagger soars into the Marketplace

Elbert Perez over at Occassional Gamer is at it again. He's released yet another fast paced, challenging, free game over at the Windows Phone Marketplace. Air Dagger joins his portfolio of popular Windows Phone games such as Traffic Cop, Impossible Shoota, and Armored Drive.

Air Dagger is an air combat game that has you flying for one of three corporations. When you first begin the game you've got to pledge allegiance to either the Rinko Group, Black Air Tech or the AeroSpek Union. This is your team as you work your way through the different missions or levels.

Flight controls are simple in that you tilt your phone to steer the plane left, right, forward or backwards. Tapping the screen will fire your main guns and tapping a enemy plane will launch missiles. You do have upgrades (40 in all) that can be purchased before and after missions to help you tackle your enemies.

The game screen has your coins, level and lives displayed at the top of the screen and your energy meter along the left side (the green bar). An airplane icon will move along this meter to display your progress with that particular level.

As you blast your way through the level, you can collect gold coins that are hovering in air which are then used to purchase weapons and system upgrades.  Your scores are tallied into the respective corporation and reflected on an online leaderboard. Your personal scores are also compiled to an online leaderboard.

In tinkering with Air Dagger for just a short time, we found it to be a great addition to Perez's gaming line up and your Windows Phone gaming library. Air Dagger is fast paced, challenging, and just plain fun to play. Air Dagger is a free, ad-supported game that you can download here (opens Zune) at the Marketplace.

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Balloon Gunner - Review

Balloon Gunner is an interesting game for your Windows Phone. The Windows Phone 7 game is a 3D shooter that has you piloting an air balloon, conquering the skies over an island chain.

At your disposal, you have an assortment of weapons including a machine gun, rockets and bombs. You pilot your balloon with the Windows Phone's g-sensor and fire your weapons by tapping the screen. Sounds simple enough, right?

Follow the break to read more on Balloon Gunner and catch a video of the game in action.

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Rise of Glory - Review

Microsoft Game Studios and Revo Solutions Games is offering Rise of Glory, a World War I air combat game for Windows Phone 7. The game puts you in the cockpit of World War I era fighting planes where you can fight your way through a single player campaign or battle through user defined missions.

Flight controls takes full advantage of your Windows Phones sensors and the game is presented with high graphic quality. Rise of Glory is also integrated with Xbox Live to allow you to share achievements and scores with your online friends. The only downside to the Xbox integration is that there isn't a multi-player mode available.

To read more on Rise of Glory, fly on past the break.

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