Italian mobile game maker Rortos’ aircraft simulator Carrier Landings focuses on the process of landing on an aircraft carrier, an act it calls one of the most difficult tasks a pilot has to execute. In this game, you can take on more than 30 missions in dangerous and spectacular scenarios, and also get to join the “best Top-Gun pilots” out there. There are 90 challenges to take on, more than 500 airports, a day/night cycle, and Rortos’ proprietary flight system, which boasts of unprecedented graphics, realistic weather condition, and a replay function that lets you review your flight moves.
We’re going to leave things there when talking about the game’s many features. But if you’re trying to land your plane properly and complete more missions and challenges, you’ll want to give this strategy guide a little look-see, as this is our set of Carrier Landings cheats, tips and tricks.
1. Complete The Tutorial
The game comes with a six-part tutorial series, which will talk you through how to use all of the controls and the many other basic things you can learn about flying your plane and landing it. We suggest paying close attention to the tutorial, then trying all of the four flight options so that you can see which one fits your tastes and playing style the best. More specifically, we suggest that you try the full controls/simulation mode, as many of the missions require you to have absolute control of your plane, with no AI assistance to make things easier. It may be much harder that way, but it’s something you’ll need to do if you want to go far in this game.
2. Not Enough Stars? Repeat Missions
Carrier Landings has three different game modes, namely Career, Competition, and Flight Simulator. In Career Mode, you’ll have to complete the mandatory tutorial and three challenge levels, with each of the missions in this mode coming with their own objectives and requirements. To move from one challenge level to another, you’ll need to earn a certain number of stars. You won’t need any stars moving from tutorial to Level 1, and you’ll need six stars each moving from Level 1 to 2, then from Level 2 to 3. And if you don’t have enough stars to move forward, you’re free to replay missions as often as possible. Just make sure you’re learning from your previous mistakes.
3. Maintain Optimum Speed
Your plane will stall whenever you go below a speed of 150 knots; that’s the minimum required speed for staying in an aerial position. And once you’ve stalled, the plane will start descending; consider yourself in deep, deep trouble if your plane stalls while you’re under 1,000 feet. But if you’re over 1,000 feet, you’ll have to turn up the throttle, keep the plane stable, and keep the wing balanced so you can gain some speed. Ideally, it’s best to stay at a speed of 160 knots.
4. Keep Your IFLOLS Display On At All Times
The IFLOLS display is one of many HUDs, or heads-up displays, you should be monitoring closely. While your altimeter, speedometer, and map are all important, IFLOLS will point you towards the horizon, which should be very important when you’re flying in utter darkness, or flying at higher altitudes.