Learn To Fly

Learn To Fly Instructions

The controls for Learn To Fly could NOT be easier. Played for the most part with your keyboard, all you need to do is press the Left arrow key to tilt back and hit the Right arrow key to tilt forward. For the first couple of days, you will be content with just keeping your penguin as flat as possible so that he skips like a stone when he hits the surface of the water. HOWEVER, once you get your hands on your first glider, you will have to form some sort of strategy to make the most out of your initial upgrades. A slight adjustment in your tilt could make a hell of a difference on how you fly and how far you go. After the glider, when you grab your rocket, you need to keep yourself busy tapping the space bar with laser-accuracy to make sure you get the most out of your meager fuel.


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Learn To Fly Walkthrough

Created and brought to us by Light Bringer, Learn To Fly is a flight and adventure game hybrid who stars a penguin who looked himself up on the Kiwipedia website. And here's the thing: he took the whole 'flightless bird' comment a HUGE insult to the whole penguin population. With that, he decided that he MUST learn how to fly. I don't know exactly why BUT perhaps he's planning to give the guy who wrote the penguin article a visit and give him the spanking he thinks he deserves.

Whatever equipment you have, your goal is very straightforward and simple: you need to fly high, long, and as far as possible. The farther and higher you go, the more money you get. Your air time, on the other hand, serves as a multiplier to your funds, which could range from 1 to 3. When you master the 3 categories, you will end up a rich penguin who can buy any flight tech or equipment he needs. Once you get the hang of the game, you need to pay attention to the achievements for every level. Aside from giving the game some nice replay value, you also need a certain number of these achievements to unlock the next level. And let's not forget, grabbing these achievements rewards you with much needed cash to support your 'not really flightless' penguin's cause

Since we are talking about upgrades and since they are very important to the game, I think it's necessary that we take a closer look at it. All in all, there are 6 upgrades to choose from and you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand what they do. Ramp Height allows you to start higher up. The Acceleration upgrade, on the other hand, makes the ramp a lot slipperier allowing you to have a faster and smoother start. HOWEVER, even with the optimal starting height and speed, you won't get very far. You need to grab the Air Resistance upgrade that allows you to keep up your pace for a longer period. HOWEVER, for Air Resistance to be useful, you need to grab a good Glider. Grab the wrong glider and you will fall flat on your face... proving the article's 'flightless' bird comment. Even if you have the best glider, air resistance, ramp height, and acceleration upgrades around, you may find that you need some more speed. If that's the case, grab Rockets that will give you the boost you need. Oh! Don't forget... you also need rocket fuel to keep your rocket burning and flying longer.

If you have played Hedgehog Launch created by John Cooney (and other clones of this flight and adventure game), it's easy to dismiss Learn To Fly as a rip-off and 'fly all the way to the right and go as far as you can' type of game. And I would bet some of you would be looking for some random object that you can bounce to and give you a nice upward boost. Well, surprise! There are none. Learn To Fly has been stripped down to the basics - it's just you, the air, the open ocean, and let's not forget your penguin who has all sorts of rockets and upgrades stripped on it.

I don't know about you BUT for me, stripping away many of the bells and whistles can sometimes improve a game significantly. It allows both the player and the developer to focus on what's necessary - the FUN that the game provides. Learn To Fly is one of those adventure games that does this nicely. By removing all of the random obstacles and bells and whistles... by giving the player total control, Light Bringer has created a flight and adventure game hybrid that relies on skill rather than chance. When something goes wrong out there, you have no one to blame BUT you.

The fun of Learn To Fly doesn't stop when you finish the game. While the longevity of the game is quite short-lived compared to say... an RPG game, you can still click the Continue button and go on with your journey. This lets you keep flying and buy all of the upgrades remaining... allowing you to see how far you can go. HOWEVER, as with games like this, no matter how beefed up and upgraded your penguin's gears are, you will hit a well where you just can't do better.

On the other hand, you can just go back to the Menu or refresh the page to start from scratch. BUT why would you do that? Simple - because the game will tell you how many days you took to achieve the goal. It entitles you to praise or a scorn. YES, you can always do better and Learn To Fly let's you do that. Can you knock another day off and beat your personal best? There's only one way to find out - play this adventure game NOW!