If you live in the United States then you would have heard, or possibly even had the pleasure of seeing, the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron – similar to the Red Arrows in the UK. Ever wondered what it would be like to pull off sickening twists and spins at 400mph, just 18 inches away from the wing of another plane?
Don’t worry, you won’t have to perform such life-threatening stunts as thanks to Blue Angels Aerobatic Simulator, releasing today on Xbox One, the virtual world will sort you out.
A variety of flight formations and air shows are on offer to pull off and complete in the Airshow Mode, with also a choice of which plane to take control of in a 3D cockpit. So if you don’t fancy taking the lead as the flight leader, BAAS also gives you the option to assume a role on the wing or other position in the squadron.
After your 3D briefing, it is up to you to safely take off and maneuver your vehicle throughout different formations and tricks, such as an Aileron Roll and a Fleur de Lis formation, preferably with you and the plane in one piece at the end!
If you fancy yourself as a budding performance director, then the added Additive mode allows you to create custom aerobatic figures, including when to deploy smoke, carry out certain maneuvers and decide when each plane should get their wheels in the air. The array of levels is also marked, seeing you gain medals and shoot up the leaderboard with the highest scores.
So, if you wanted to live the dream of an F/A-18 fighter jet or C-130 “Fat Albert” pilot, doing all sorts of twists and turns in the air as you see fit, proving your ability against others, then Blue Angels Aerobatic Simulator is most likely for you. From today, the game will be available to pick up from the Microsoft Store for £11.99. And it provides the added bonus of your breakfast not resurfacing after a barrel roll!
Our full review will be with you soon.
Become part of the BLUE ANGELS TEAM; try the aerobatic simulator licensed by the U.S. Navy! Experience flight at 400 mph just 18 inches from your partner’s wing and face the challenge of official maneuvers aboard F/A-18 fighter jets and a C-130 transport aircraft. An assisted driving system allows everyone to learn even the most extreme stunts and thanks to the three play modes, anyone can experience the thrill of a real aerobatic pilot according to their abilities. Do you think you are really an expert? Compete with the simulation mode and push your reflexes to the maximum! OFFICIAL and SPECIAL MANEUVERS Discover all the secrets of aerobatics with 3D briefing, take complete control and activate the aircraft with the right timing on the rudder, landing gear and smoke deployment! Take off, fly and run all opening maneuvers with the C-130 “Fat Albert”, either “PARADE PASS” or “ASSAULT LANDING,” with no limits, and you just have to give it your best. Now you can sit in the cockpit as a soloist and perform an “AILERON ROLL” to familiarize yourself with your own F/A-18 to then use all your adrenaline in increasingly challenging and complex maneuvers up to formation flying: the “DIAMOND ROLL,” “DELTA BREAK-OUT,” and “FLEUR DE LIS” are just a few examples of all the possible shapes that you will be called upon to perform by covering all roles of the true Blue Angels pilots. AIRSHOW Plan your exhibition by composing real aerobatics with faithfully reproduced official scenarios: NAF El Centro, NAS Key West, Reno, Elmendorf AFB and Baltimore. Your ultimate goal is to complete all airshows! You can do this by executing the real maneuvers in sequence or randomly. You have the freedom of choice. For every maneuver, you decide what role to play: the #1 FLIGHT LEADER, one of the wings, the #2 RIGHT WING and #3 LEFT WING, the #4 SLOT or one of the soloists, the #5 LEAD and #6 OPPOSING SOLO. ADDITIVE MODE Create aerobatic figures with additive mode! Freely position the planes in the scenario you’ve chosen and decide whether to make them take off. You can start with a standard flight or high altitude and then take control of each aircraft in sequence. Aim nose up, make a loop, light the smoke, fly as you like, and when you’re satisfied, the session for the first plane ends and the second aircraft takes off. Choose to fly in free formation or DIAMOND, DELTA, ECHELON, and LINE ABREAST and make spectacular combinations that you can relive with the use of multi-camera replays. EXPERIENCE AND SCORES Our trajectory detection system will tell you how accurate you are and the more precise you will be at all stages of the maneuver, the higher your score. Complete the figures to your best ability, exercise, win all medals and gain experience to rise to this level. This will give the you best scores and you will reach the top of the leaderboard! MAIN FEATURES: – F/A-18 fighter jets and C-130 “Fat Albert” transport aircraft – Innovative formation flying and assisted guidance system – All official Blue Angels maneuvers, playable in all roles – All configurations: takeoff, diamond, delta, echelon, line abreast and soloist – Use Airshow Mode to complete a real exhibition with a custom sequence of maneuvers – Additive Mode to create your aerobatic figure – Special missions: free flight, exploratory, pursuit and C-130 JATO – High definition scenarios with Rortos REAL 3D TECHNOLOGY – 3D Briefing display for easy understanding of the maneuver – Innovative help system with three difficulty levels to suit both beginners and more experienced pilots – Accurate trajectory measurement system for evaluation of the score – Best world performance rankings – 3D virtual cockpit – Multi-camera replay system with dynamic views – 3D exploratory area to deepen knowledge of the aircraft