Guest Author - James Shea
Dragon, Fly! is an arcade style 2D scroller where a young dragon has to navigate various terrains.
I admit it's a little confusing at first. You touch / hold to build momentum and then release when you in essence release the brakes. I wanted to touch while my dragon was on the ground, and then release when he went off into the sky. I had to learn to touch when the dragon was on a downward angle - even in the sky - and release immediately when he began facing upwards - even when in the middle of a valley.
The game is gentle and friendly. You're swooshing up, sliding along hillsides, and when your dragon mom catches up with you, the game is over because you go back home together happily. You can power up with flames, gather up crystals, and change your dragon color.
This is one of these mindlessly addictive games that is perfect for passing time while you're waiting for the bus or hanging out in line at the supermarket. The sounds are happy and fun. The game is relaxing. You're actually building up some skills in physics as you go :) The concept is easy enough to understand that you could hand it to your 8 year old neighbor or your 80 year old grandmother and both would get the hang of it in a short while.
Best of all, of course, the game is FREE :)
Are there any down sides here? Well, the game is clearly not very violent so people who are seeking out death and destruction won't get their fix here. Also, the game isn't very involved in an epic-story-sense. If you're looking to sit down for ten hours straight and really immerse yourself in another world, this probably isn't the game to choose.
But for most short-fix situations, where you've got five or ten minutes to wait for something, this is the perfect solution. You have fun while you wait, you feel better when you're done playing, and who knows, maybe you'll learn to soar and reach your own goals, just like the little dragon who wants to fly.
Well recommended for all age levels. This was free on my Droid Samsung phone.