י״ג באדר א׳ ה׳תשע״ד (February 13, 2014)
A smartphone game released by the IDF aims to recruit the best and the brightest to the Israel Air Force, allowing players to check out the kind of missions they may find themselves flying.
Knafayim (“Wings” in Hebrew) is a first-person shooting game that lets players take control of an Israel Air Force plane or helicopter, and defend Israel by eliminating “bad guys,” including enemy aircraft and land-based missile launchers.
Playing Knafayim should be familiar to any student of shooter games: You move the plane along the screen by guiding it with a finger. You have a choice of a Karnaf (Israel’s version of the C-130 Hercules), a Yanshuf (Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopter), or a Sufa (F16), and when you come across an enemy plane or a nest of rocket-firing terrorists, you use one of the two shooting buttons on either side of the screen to release missiles and bombs, depending on the aircraft you’re flying.
Of course, you’re getting shot at as well, so you have to be adept at moving quickly, shooting, and evading incoming – all at the same time.
Note that the game is in Hebrew; although play is straightforward and should be easy to pick up without even needing to read the instructions. (read more at “Start-UP Israel“)
App: כנפיים by S.H.
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Released: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Yazid Hadid © ASH
Price: Free (get app)
(Photo credit: IDF, Flickr)
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