Learn to Fly

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Learn to Fly

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Developer Light Bringer Games
Publisher Max Games, Namco Networks America, Inc.
Published 2009-05-16
Platforms Android, BlackBerry, BREW, Browser, J2ME, Windows
Genres Incremental, Physics
Themes Cartoon
Series Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly is an incremental physics game developed by Light Bringer Games and published by Max Games as a free browser game on 2009-05-16. It's popularity caused it to get picked up by Namco, which had it ported to several mobile platforms. It is the first games in the Learn to Fly series.

In the game, a penguin reads online that penguins are unable to fly. Angered by this, the penguin sets out to prove the Internet wrong by learning to fly. The penguin climbs to the top or a tall ramp and slides down and then the player must control the penguin's flight path trying to take advantage of air resistance and buying upgrades like gliders and rockets to keep increasing the distance of the penguin's "flight."

Personal

Own?No. The game was never sold.
Won?Yes. All achievements.
Finished2023-12-03.

I first played this game not long after it was released in 2009. I remember getting all the achievements and upgrades, but failing to reach the 6,000 feet question mark achievement. I assumed I had beaten the game and that was just some sort of bonus. However, while replaying the game to make this page, I decided to get that final achievement and reached 6,000 feet and discovered it was the game's proper ending.

Review

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Best Version: ?

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game's premise is quite cute.
  • The progression is pretty good, you get upgrades after almost every flight.

Bad

  • Like most incremental games, it's a bit dull. There are really only three upgrades that alter the game.
  • The music isn't bad, but it doesn't really fit with the theme either.
  • I would have liked some better record keeping, like you longest flight, highest altitude, fastest speed, etc.
  • There isn't a point awarding money or forcing you to go through the menus after you're fully decked out.
  • The background art uses JPEG, and the compression artifacts are noticeable. The should have used PNG.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Screenshots

Videos

Longplay.

Representation

Strong female character?FailThere is only one character, and it's sex isn't clear.
Bechdel test?FailThere is only one character.
Strong person of color character?FailThere are no humans.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.

Links

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