Although the title might imply differently, Learn to Fly 3 is not a flying simulator that will teach you how to pilot a plane or a chopper. Other games can do that, but with this release from Light Bringer Games, you will be in the position of the teacher. You will need to teach the penguins how to fly for the third time in this series. And this time, you are aiming very high – you want to get to the moon!
Is Anyone up for Time-Wasting?
It’s quite apparent from the introduction that Learn to Fly 3 is a casual game made to waste your time in a fun way. If you’ve played the previous two releases from the trilogy, you should know that now you are focusing on flying up. Your goal is to head into space and reach the moon, and that will be the target of your every flight. However, that won’t be easy, and you need to start with modest goals first. That way you will be able to earn enough money to buy upgrades that will help you on your way to the moon. These improvements include capsules, rockets, and boosters, as well as other crucial parts of your aircraft. You will also need to think a bit, especially when it comes to upgrading your flying thingy with heavy elements. If you do this in the early phase of the game, it might have an adverse effect, and you might lose height when starting your flight.
Learn How to Launch Properly
Launching plays a crucial factor in Learn to Fly 3 as higher altitudes bring more money for upgrades. Aside from that, you should also focus on the objectives given as reaching them is an excellent way to earn bonus points. Bonus points can also be vital in this game as you can use them in various ways. That includes reducing wind resistance, decreasing gravity, and a bunch of other things that can affect the quality and duration of your flight.
There are four modes available, but you will start with the Story mode. As already mentioned, you will complete this once the penguins manage to get to the moon. You could say that Payload is a Story mode with hard difficulty setting. The difference is that your ship will carry extra weight which will make it even more tricky for your pilot to reach the moon.
A Journey through Time
Actually, the journey in Learn to Fly 3 is through space, but the Classic mode will take you back in time. Here, your task will be to fly horizontally, just like in the first two games of the series. You will find this to be more of a challenge without all the upgrades you had at your disposal in the first two games. The final mode available is the Sandbox, which allows you to adjust the in-game settings. Although you have total freedom, be careful not to get too carried away because you might ruin the experience. Fortunately, the game will warn you if you take things one step too far.