I really like simple games, which you can play where ever you are - and which still has enough challenges to be interesting for quite a while. One of the best games I’ve played for a long time is Flight Control for the iPhone/iPod Touch. The game was developed by Firemint.
It’s a fairly simple game. You’re in control of an Airport and all you have to do is make sure the planes land at the runways. To do this you simply draw their designated paths on the screen. There are 4 different aircrafts - helicopters, propeller planes, small jets and large jets. As you play more planes concurrently enters the airspace - and eventually it gets quite busy and avoiding mid-air collisions a challenge.
In the recent update of the game two new airfields was added to the original, and with the different layouts, new strategies for keeping the planes from hitting each other must be developed.
The sound in the game is nothing special, but that really doesn’t matter - once the airspace gets busy you really don’t have time to listen - and if you like you can disable sounds when the game launches and keep listening to podcasts or music.
The game is currently (at the time of writing) on sale for 99 cents - buy it now (AppStore link) and you’ll have hours of entertainment.
My Current high scores:
- Classic: 153
- Hawaii: 91
- Carrier: 82