With over ten million downloads and climbing, War Wings is quickly becoming the most popular airplane combat game on iOS and Android. With incredible attention to detail to World War II aircraft and realistic physics and controls, players feel as though they are flying in the cockpit of a pilot during the conflict. War Wings is easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master, making it an accessible and challenging game that will appeal to all players across the industry. Fans of history, airplanes, and competitive games won't want to miss out on this title, and there is never a better time than now to play.
What Is War Wings?
War Wings is a mobile game focusing on intense airplane combat. Taking place during World War II, players can choose between American, Japanese, Soviet, German and British airplanes to complete missions and win battles. The rewards after each battle are research points to power up their airplanes to the next level, and silver to buy different ammunition types, parts to boost the airplanes, supplies for help in combat, bombs, and aesthetics for the planes. Multi-player is the focus of the game. Here, players team up and fight against other players to compete for top rankings within the game.
War Wings Takes Place During World War II, is There Any Nazi Symbolism In This Game?
Despite allowing players to choose German aircraft, War Wings contains no Nazi symbolism. The symbol used for German aircraft in this game is the Iron Cross, which is also the symbol for the modern German armed forces. In addition, pilots in the game have voice lines, and none of them praise or condemn ideologies or nations. Instead, they focus on the current combat situation.
Is There Any Form Of Advertising Or Micro-transactions In War Wings?
War Wings has no advertising, and micro-transactions are optional in the game. Most of the micro-transactions are for in-game currency to purchase in-game bonuses, and a premium account, which offers more bonuses in and out of battles. Premium accounts are temporary, and you must renew them.
Should I Get A Premium Account?
A premium account's bonuses are faster re-spawn time in battles, double research points and silver per battle, a unique medal and aircraft trail, and an exclusive color for the player's account name and account. If a player wants to be competitive, we recommend a premium account, as the bonuses will help the player climb up the ranks faster. Otherwise, a standard account for basic play will suffice for enjoying the game, but this game follows the pay to win model, so the enjoyment might not be there after losing enough times to players who paid to win.
How To Play War Wings
War Wings has a virtual control stick to change direction on the bottom left corner of the screen. Above the virtual control stick is an auto track button, which tracks the button The bottom right corner of the screen has "boost" and "brake" buttons and the "fire guns" button. The reload button is above the fire button on the screen. Swiping the screen left or right will make the aircraft perform an aileron roll, and players use this to dodge enemy fire. Swiping the screen up during combat will make the aircraft do an Immelman turn, which is a fast vertical U-turn.
At the start of every battle, the airplane will move forward automatically. The brake button slows down the airplane making it easier to turn, but if held down for too long, the engine will stall. If stalled long enough, the engine will fail, and the airplane will crash, resulting in a death. During a stall, the boost button serves as a gas pedal to get the airplane moving forward again. The boost increases the speed of the airplane but makes it harder to turn. Holding down the boost for too long will cause it to overheat, making it unusable until it has cooled down.
Pressing the fire button outside the range of an enemy will cause missed shots. The closer an airplane flies to an enemy, the more accurate shots will be. Shooting an enemy plane enough times will kill them. The same is true for the player, so knowing the position of one's aircraft and the enemy's is vital before attacking. After killing an enemy or being killed, a set amount of time will pass before re-spawning. Firing guns continuously will cause them to overheat, and they must cool down before being able to fire again. Guns have ammunition and reload after they deplete ammo. The reload button can do so manually.
Bombing happens in base defense mode where large targets, usually ships, appear. Standard gunfire is not enough to destroy these targets, so players must use bombs to destroy them. To bomb, a player must select the bomb button below the reload button. This changes the camera angle from behind the airplane to the below and front, showing a white targeting circle. As the player dives, the circle will turn green and become more accurate. Pressing the bomb button again will drop the bomb where the targeting circle specified. Pulling up after dropping a bomb will prevent player death by crashing.
Game Modes Of War Wings
Team Deathmatch is the common game mode in War Wings. Eight players compete in four versus four matches with ten tickets. Players use tickets when players re-spawn. The goal is to kill the enemy players more times than they kill the player's team until one team runs out of tickets and loses.
Free For All
Free For All is an eight-player Deathmatch mode where players fight to be the first to get eight kills. The first one to do so is the winner of the game. Unlike other game modes, there are temporary upgrades littered around the map to give bonuses to the players.
Elimination follows the same rules as Team Deathmatch, with a few added rules. There are twelve tickets for both teams, and each player can only use three airplanes they own. If all three airplanes get destroyed, then the player is eliminated and cannot continue to play. This mode makes it possible to have one player fight against four opponents, or to have one player on each team remaining until one of them dies.
Base Defense has large targets, usually ships, that players must destroy with bombs. Players must target and destroy the enemy targets while protecting their own, and the first side to wipe out the enemy targets wins. There is no penalty for dying in this mode, save leaving the targets open to attack.
Strategies & Tips
Know What Each Stats Do For Your Aircraft
There are five "stats" in the game to show the potential of the airplane being used. Speed is how fast your airplane can fly. Maneuverability is how fast your airplane can turn. Firepower is how powerful your airplane's guns are. Survivability is how much damage your airplane can take before it's destroyed, and ground attack is how powerful your bombs are. It is possible to upgrade these stats and to understand them will give you a better idea of how your airplane will perform in combat.
Focus On Movement
The movement of the aircraft is more important than how powerful its guns are or how strong its armor is. If your airplane can't move out of enemy fire or move towards a safer position quickly, then it's only a matter of time until you're gunned down. Having good movement will also ensure that you'll be able to chase an enemy until you can kill them. Speed and Maneuverability should be a priority over the other stats to achieve this effect.
Stay With Your Team
Team Deathmatch is the mode most players are in, which means teamwork is key to winning. Diving into the enemy forces might feel great and a bold move, but without your team being able to cover you, you could get gunned down. Your team has the same goal as you: to win, and that can only happen if you're watching each other's backs and paying attention to what's happening to them. Protect and stay with your team, and the enemy will find it more difficult to defeat you.
Watch Your Supplies
You use supplies to repair a part of an aircraft during battle or add more firepower to your airplane. Before entering a major battle, such as a ranked match, be sure to pick supplies that will compensate for your aircraft's weaknesses, and help you survive extra damage effects. Supplies brought into battle don't get replenished at the end, even if you haven't used them, so it's best to pick ones you can afford to spare.
Know Where You're Shooting And Where You're Taking Damage
There are five places on all aircraft that can be shot enough times to cause extra damage effects. These are the left and right wings, the front, and rear fuselages, and the pilot. When the left and right wings receive enough damage, they will impair the control of the airplane. The front and rear fuselage of the aircraft cause the airplane to ignite, when damaged, causing damage over time until the airplane loses its health and gets destroyed. If a pilot takes damage, they will bleed, and the pilot will die, and the airplane will crash faster than if it gets ignited.
Therefore, shooting at these targets on the enemy aircraft is a priority. The wings are the largest targets, and the pilot is the smallest. With enough practice, you can eliminate an enemy quickly. If these extra damage effects happen to you, you can stop them by using certain supplies. A repair kit will restore the wings, a fire extinguisher will get rid of the burning effect, and a first aid kit will stop your pilot from bleeding out. After being used, you can't use these supplies again for another 40 seconds. The enemy has access to these supplies too, so pay attention to the situation.
Log In At Least Once A Day
War Wings offers missions that grant significant bonuses every day. The rewards can include supplies, significant amounts of in-game currency, and new airplanes. Taking advantage of these free missions will help you, especially if you're not paying for a premium account.
War Wings is a fast-paced, realistic, and beautiful airplane combat game, and a great choice for fans of airplanes, history, and anyone looking for a challenge. However, the pay-to-win aspect of the premium account feature might turn off many players once they reach higher levels unless they're logging in daily and taking advantage of all the missions. This game is a blast, and it's worth giving it a shot to see what it offers. Our final score is 8/10, so give it a shot!