GrizzlyGames lets players fall in style with their wingsuit-based game Superflight. There’s no denying that this title hits fast and hard, but is it worth suiting up?
The action of Superflight takes place in a procedurally-generated world, where no two setups are alike. Players take control of a nameless low-poly dude in a wingsuit, who appears at the top of each of these worlds. Each world takes place above an endless chasm, and is filled with a number of nooks and crannies. Falling at a fast pace, the ultimate goal is to get a high score without going splat.
Sounds simple enough, right? It’s arcade nature puts the focus squarely on skill, which is a breath of fresh air in the overly cinematic landscape we see today. Everything is handled with the analog stick on a controller, with only the “A” button used as a reset button. Players can up their point count by gliding near walls and pulling off especially risky maneuvers. The closer you are to each wall, the more points you get. Players can also earn bonuses by flying through gaps and hitting portals, and also hitting multipliers. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but the fast speed of the game makes every run a thrill.
The aforementioned portals take players to the top of a completely different map, along with a slight point bonus. In this way, skilled players can play the game indefinitely by finding portals until the cows come home. The fact that the levels cannot be memorized will be a bane to speedrunners looking to master each map, but the focus on twitch-based skill more than makes up for it.
That being said, there’s not a lot to Superflight. Players can expect their run to take just a few minutes after picking it up, but it is fairly easy to jump right back into the action. Maps can be saved, and special maps can be “created” by typing in a specific word that serves as a seed. These words can then be shared with friends. Other than that, the game just focuses on this falling hook. Some may see this as a barebones package, but its simplicity may be seen as refreshing to others.
Superflight is not the type of game you’ll play for hours on end, but its high speeds and twitch-based gameplay serves as a great palate cleanser between meatier titles. At $2.99, it only makes sense to suit up and hit the skies.