Flight Control Rocket
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
-Estimated time for 200
: 60+ hours
-Minimum playthroughs: N/A
-Missable Achievements: 0
-Unobtainable Achievements: 0
-Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty
-Cheats disable achievements: No cheats
-Glitchy achievements: 0
-Extra equipment needed: Windows Phone 7 or 8
Flight Control Rocket is the sequel to the line drawing classic Flight Control. The object of the game is to direct ships by drawing lines to land on like-colored runways. While the original game only included a single game mode, FC Rocket has several game modes and has additional gameplay mechanics that really make it stand out from its predecessor. Unfortunately, the game is a major grind to complete. The developers added upgrades and boosts to the game, but the only way to get them is by using coins, which you earn at a ridiculously slow pace through playing the game. For a more information check out the review of the game from WPCentral HERE
. Currently the game is listed at $2.99 in the Windows Phone Store.
Step 0: Flight School and Unlock Odyssey mode
First complete Flight School to unlock that achievement and learn the basics of the game. Then, play Infinity mode long enough to unlock Odyssey mode (you have to land a total of 500 ships). Take this time to get a feel for the gameplay.
Step 1: Odyssey mode
Complete the achievements related to finishing the levels of Odyssey mode and doing so without losing any lives (which are the most challenging achievements in the game).
Step 2: Miscellaneous mop-up
Complete any of the miscellaneous achievements you have left after finishing all the Odyssey mode achievements. Many of them will unlock along the way, but a few may remain. See their descriptions for the best techniques as some achievements are easier on certain game modes.
Step 3: Grind for the robots
After earning 16 of the 18 achievements, you will have two left that will require a downright grind. The game's monetary system is very unforgiving (i.e. you earn a very small amount of coins through gameplay compared to how steeply priced everything is). You need to earn 261,500 coins to purchase all of the robots, and then cumulatively earn millions and millions of points to fully level them up.
Flight Control Rocket is much better than the original, but also is way more of a grind to complete. While the game is quite addictive and designed well (other than the poor monetary system/grinding aspect), you will need to put a significant amount of hours into it to reach completion.
- Do not spend any coins on purchasing motherships. You will have enough trouble earning the 221,500 coins to purchase all of the bots for that achievement, let alone earning the 362,500 coins to unlock all the motherships.
- Always use the More Coins Robot. It significantly increases the amount of coins you will earn in a game.
- Use the bots to your advantage. They can provide noticeable boosts. The Swarm Robot is one of the most helpful.
ODYSSEY MODE ACHIEVEMENTS (7 for 70
The following 7 achievements can only be earned in Intergalactic Odyssey mode. This mode is unlocked after landing 500 total ships in Infinity mode or Flight School.
Explorer - 5
Complete a game of Intergalactic Odyssey.
This achievement only requires that you complete a game of Odyssey, meaning you run out of lives and get a score at the end. You do not even have to finish a stage.
Edge of the Universe - 10
Complete Stage 9 in Intergalactic Odyssey.
See "The Fourth Dimension."
The Fourth Dimension - 15
Complete Stage 21 in Intergalactic Odyssey.
These achievements are only related to completing the stages of Odyssey mode. When you enter into Odyssey mode, you are given three lives, losing one each time you crash the planes. Three crashes and your game is over. Fortunately, the game does allow you to start Odyssey mode from the beginning of the highest stage you made it to. So you just need to finish each stage without using all three of your lives to progress. When you are in the game mode selection screen, a bar will appear above which you can choose the stage you want to start on.
Know that completing a stage has nothing to do with score or landing a certain amount of planes; it is only based on time. For this reason, there is a way to make completing the levels much easier. See "Master Pilot" for more information.
Professional Pilot - 5
Play 3 consecutive stages of Intergalactic Odyssey without losing any lives.
See "Master Pilot."