Kid Adventures: Sky Captain Review

Bonus Content! All this Sky Captaining is hard work!

By Aaron Roberts. Posted 07/23/2010 11:18 2 Comments     ShareThis
The Final Grade
1-Up Mushroom for...
Open world, solid controls
Poison Mushroom for...
Low difficulty level

Nintendojo was provided a copy of this game for review by a third party, though that does not affect our recommendation. For every review, Nintendojo uses a standard scoring criteria.

Kid Adventures: Sky Captain Screenshot

So, kid, you wanna be a Sky Captain?   It ain’t easy, you know.

Sure, you get to fly all over Gloster Island.  And if you love rings, and love flying through ’em, well, you’re gonna be happy.  And sure, for some reason you’re holding the control stick on its side, almost like a lever or a sideways remote control, but it works.  This old Sky Captain’s done many a barrel roll with a sideways control stick, and it weren’t no rabbit tellin’ me to do it, neither!

And just because the Mayor and your friends and I all talk in meaningless gibberish, well, that don’t mean too much, on account of the fantastic music playing in the background, or on your plane’s radio, or whatever.  It’s good, that’s all you need to know, and it changes depending on what you’re doing.

Kid Adventures: Sky Captain Screenshot

Yeah, Gloster Island’s like a big playground, what with the rings, train tunnels, and events to fly through.  You’ll help encourage tourism, fly races, and help keep the railroads clear.  And if you crash, well, don’t worry.  It’ll just be annoying, even if your plane tips over and you land on your head with the plane on top of you, it’ll just be annoying.

Sure, tryin’ to be a Sky Captain is more for kids who wanna grow up to be pilots than for grownups who’re used to shooting aliens or whatever.  They might be thrown for a loop.  And be careful — I’ve learned the hard way that sheep happen to be a biplane pilot’s worst enemy.  They’re indestructible — take it from the Captain!

2 Responses to “Kid Adventures: Sky Captain Review”

  • 135 points
    juno2023 says...

    This game is riding off of the title of one of the greatest movies ever made.

  • 0 points
    MBone says...

    Well, it’s a kid’s game and most of us adults can’t even remember what it was like to play simple, fun games that didn’t require an attention span of more than ten minutes at a time. Looks, like fun for the kiddies, though. Kid’s games don’t work on the same mechanics that alien shooters (or other adult-themed games) do. So I think that a C+ may be a bit low but then again, most reviewers would simply write-off a kid’s game and just deem it garbage… good job, in that case, with your review ^_^

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