Fuel Burner app from the game designer, Richard Roberts is available free in the iTunes App Store. The game concept is to ensure helicopters land before running out of fuel. It is a challenging game with strategic demands on players with 25 levels progressively getting more difficult.
Playing is easy by starting to fly helicopters around board obstacles, with various terrain and traps along the way to avoid. Players must land safely in order to progress through levels and power-up points are earned during refueling as well as avoiding retracing the same routes previously taken.
Even tough the game rules are simple; it was designed with serious challenge in mind and definitely not a boring or repetitive game. Fuel Burner’s concept from the developer was during a period while he was stuck on public transportation for a period of two hours in the Lincoln Tunnel in New York. Visualizing escaping the tunnel and moving forward in a difficult traffic jam is how this addictive game was born.
Gamers need analytical thinking, multi-tasking demands, and perfect timing in order to successfully navigate the helicopter through the stages. High color coordination is used with clear aerial view design readily visible from the onset of game play. Players in a copter are placed high above cityscapes navigating the copter over high rooftops. The pilot has to land on designated helipads exactly at the right minute and not before or after in order to move on. Exactly when the fuel tank hits zero the copter must land. Smart board design is utilized and enhanced by quality sound and superior graphics.
This App falls under the games category as a puzzle game and when you start playing you begin with a specific amount of fuel units. During air travel from one spot to another uses one fuel unit. The challenge apart from not running out of fuel is finding a helipad that has not been used before. Navigating to unused spaces without retracing steps in to unknown areas keeps the game interesting, addictive, and challenging.
Players who share the app on social media like Twitter and Facebook get valuable additional power ups. The power ups is valuable in the sense that power ups allow an extra move. During beginner stages, a player can take as long as he wishes to complete a level, however time limits are on intermediate, and expert. Intermediate players have five minutes to complete a level with experts only three minutes before time is up and level must be completed. It is a surprisingly simple, yet challenging game, highly addictive and some of its stand out features is that you do not need internet connection in order to play.