Sega has an eye-popping aerial combat game that should really turn some heads. It's called Wing Arms, and it looks fantastic.
You're thrust into the cockpit of some of the deadliest planes in history--locked, loaded and ready to kick butt.
Wing Arms uses texture-mapped polygons to generate missions that look very realistic. The Saturn hardware is really put to the test with this one. The world scrolls smoothly, and there are some impressive effects, like the tracers of your missiles.
Wing Arms allows you to change your perspective as well. So if you don't like the cockpit view, you can switch to an exterior shot. If you are really bizarre, play with your plane flying at you.
There are many types of missions, from hit-and-runs on aircraft carriers to mid-air dogfights. Each has its own challenges so you'll have to use your head when deciding which plane to use. It can mean the difference between life and death.
After some hands-on playing. you'll find yourself having fun with this one. The flight engine may not be the most realistic, but it does play pretty well. The visuals are among the best seen on the Saturn. This is one of the better Saturn games.
PUBLISHER - Sega
THEME - Flying
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
So far Wing Arms is one of the most visually impressive games for the Saturn. Enemy targets smoke as they take damage. The plane doesn't control realistically, but it is responsive. The different perspectives are nice, but they seem a bit awkward at times. The audio is poor, with the enemies making the sound of dying penguins as they're hit. Skip the poorly dubbed polygon cinemas. Overall, the gameplay is solid and it looks good. Wing Arms is worth getting.
There are a lot of flight sims on the market for the home systems, but most of them fall short on either the control or the graphics category. Wing Arms has the control, and comes pretty close with the graphics, but even though its a good solid game, I didn't get the excitement out of it I was expecting. The different planes are a nice feature to the game, but I ended up spending more time circling around looking for the enemies than actually dog fighting.
Wing Arms is a cool arcade sim that gives players a choice of seven different old wartime aircrafts that must be used to complete various missions. The graphics and sound do a good job at adding to the realism. The different views are a nice touch and help in various combat situations. The only drawback is that no matter which plane you choose; they all control the same. Overall, with the many different aircraft and missions, Wing Arms is a good arcade sim.
The question I keep asking myself is: Why am I in an outdated plane fighting to save the Earth? Even though the story makes little sense, Wing Arms remains a respectable flight shooter because of the level variety and the number of enemies to shoot. Different weapons for each plane would have been a nice addition but this doesn't affect the overall impression of this title. Players seeking a fast-playing title with lots of things to shoot need to check out Wing Arms.
2016-10-05 Wing Arms game added.