In this 4.0 version of the app, which has already climbed back into the top 50 free and grossing charts for all iOS devices since the October 12 update, players have access to a complete single-player campaign. In it, they take on the role of a Royal Air Force pilot participating in missions that incorporate other newly introduced features such as attacks on ground and sea forces.
Z2Live has also ratcheted up the social focus of the game, allowing players to choose a Game Center friend to accompany them on missions as a wingman. Also, if players are chosen by their Game Center friends, they’ll receive bonus Credits (the game’s soft currency) even when offline.
Players still earn Credits while playing solo, of course, and the game is still monetized through in-app purchases of Coins, available in packs from $0.99 to $49.99. The game’s level cap has been bumped up to 40, along with the inclusion of a new Gatling cannon that sports an experience point multiplier.
With Apple’s recent iOS 5 update, the game now supports cross-device save data and AirPlay mirroring to Apple TV, which lets players stream their gameplay to their televisions wirelessly and in HD. This is the perfect way to check out the game’s revamped heads-up display, target tracking camera and generally improved polish.
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