Control the skies with F18 Carrier Landing 2

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By James Richardson on 5 Aug 2014 06:38 am EDT
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Back in February this year (2014) we told you that you could install the Android version of F18 Carrier Landing on your BlackBerry 10 device, which has long been a firm favorite of mine on other platforms. While I was hanging around in the Amazon Appstore I noticed the sequel available to download which I had to check out.

Like the original - F18 Carrier Landing 2 is a free download, although there is also a 'Pro' version if you fancy it. The free edition clearly has some limitations but if you want to get the hang of the game and have some fun, this is the way.

If a flight simulator game is your kind of thing it doesn't get much better than this. To begin, and if you didn't try the original, there is a very in-depth tutorial, which gets you to grips with all the controls and camera angles available. You can skip this if you want and jump straight into the missions and I can only imagine that this is the ultimate way of experiencing flying a combat jet on your BlackBerry.

Using tilt controls, and on-screen tabs for your throttle and landing gear, you get a wide variation of missions available. You'll be tasked with following another jet to a location, flying to air bases and also aircraft carriers plus more and you'll have a mapping system in your armoury to assist you.

One of the best features in my opinion with this one is all the different camera views you have the option to fly with. You can be outside the aircraft, inside with a full cockpit, or inside with just a HUD (Head Up Display). Which you will prefer will come down to personal choice but I'd urge you to give this one a go - it's truly awesome!

Full features include:


  • Game campaign with 6 training missions and 30 missions in 5 different scenarios (4 available for purchase)


  • Free flight with choice of weather conditions and time
Landing competitions with worldwide ranking

  • 
Multi-camera Replay with dynamic CINEMA view
Aircraft carrier landings, airbase landings and emergency landings


  • Take-off, practice, transfers, recon and flights in formation with a flight guide
Vertical take-off and landing (F35B Lightning II, AV-8B Harrier II)
In-flight refuel


  • More realistic extreme conditions with wind, rain, snow and lightning
3D virtual cockpit with integrated instrumentation, rain/snow effects and 6 different camera angles
visual perspectives

  • Radar with runway and aircraft carrier orientation
Realistic fuel consumption
Approach system I.F.L.O.L.S.
Radio communication
REMOTE CONTROL: you can connect two devices and use one of them like a remote control with a complete instrumentation view

Aircrafts:

  • F/A-18 Super Hornet 
F-14 Super Tomcat [available with Canyon]


  • C-2A Greyhound [available with Arctic]


  • F-16 Fighting Falcon [available with Canyon]


  • AV-8B Harrier II (vertical) [available with Arctic]


  • F35B Lightning II (vertical) [available with Arcs]


  • MiG-29K Fulcrum [available with Volcano]


  • F4E Phantom II [available with Volcano]


  • A-6 Intruder [available with Arctic]


  • A-7 Corsair II [available with Arcs]

Scenarios:


  • Islands
Canyon [available for purchase]

  • Arctic [available for purchase]


  • Arcs [available for purchase]


  • Volcano [available for purchase]

Loving it as much as me? Let us know your thoughts in the comments as I'm sure there will initially be some complaints about it being an Android game.

Download F18 Carrier Landing 2 from the Amazon Appstore

Reader comments

Control the skies with F18 Carrier Landing 2

46 Comments

You certainly rush to be "first". I think I get it now. You have a titi attack when anyone says "first" because you want to be first "the right way" lol.

Frosty white Q10/10.2.1.3247

Did you see him acting nappy for being the first to comment? CrackBerry family needs to grow up and be depended upon!

 Incurable Q10  Syndrome.....Keep away!!!!!!

When the term "CrackBerry family" gets used, that should tell you right there that things are taken too seriously. Perspective and lighthearted fun seem to be endangered species.
These aren't the droids you're looking for.

Frosty white Q10/10.2.1.3247

you don't see me complain when anyone comments first when they don't say first do you? No you don't... it has nothing to do with being first or not, it has to do with the stupidity people have when they feel the need to try and be clever.... some do it to see a rise out of me, some do it because they are extremely immature and think it's cool to say first, and either which way, trying to get a rise out of me or try to be cool, it's immature.

I am very light hearted and love to have fun, but don't need the stupidity of people on the internet.

Who cares if others want to say "first". Letting petty crap like that bug you is ridiculous and immature itself.

Posted via CB10

The world DOESN'T revolve around the sun...no, no, no...it REVOLVES around the center support beam in the basement that is the Alpha & Omega of basements.

Murray Squire Marr

i sense a bit of jealously.... I never said my basement was great, I was just saying, people want to make comments about living with my fiance, I have my basement in OUR house...

My friends basement out classes mine 100 fold! I made it my own within my means

Not trying to be a Cellar Dweller..."I want to go HIGHER, elevate my mind...I want to go HIGHER elevate my MIND".

Murray Squire Marr

You're hilarious.
Yes, I'm a moron. You're a genius.
Can't we all just get along?!

Frosty white Q10/10.2.1.3247

ya i did, I have the first one, and now part 2, and I played over lunch. Do you want me to add you to bbm and I can screen shot you pics? *eye roll*

Yes.

Amazon and Snap (Google Play) are both very safe.

It's places like 1Mobile and APKTrain that are more likely to carry altered APKs with malware or viruses.

Posted via CB10

Android games are 'almost' native since most use the native OpenGL ES API in BB10.

Posted via CB10

As the saying goes, 'almost' is only good in horseshoes and hand grenades, not BlackBerry 10 apps. Nothing Android works as smoothly as anything native to BlackBerry 10. I've experimented with both (and many) since BB10's introduction, and I've never been pleased with an Android app on this platform. Android apps either take a couple of seconds to load, or they crash after awhile, some don't even bother to load, and some operate so glitchy that it's not even worth the time messing with them. That's not to say that all Android apps don't work well on the platform, but most are annoying as hell. Native BB10 apps sometimes have their issues, but they still load faster, and most of the time, do what they are supposed to do. I think desperation for Android apps have led many to overlook the nuances that come with them on BB10.

Posted via CB10

This looks fun!

Oh, sorry for nitpicking, but I think it should say "loving as much as I am?" instead of "me" :P
I want this to be the best blog in the world :)

Posted via CB10 from my Z10STL100-1/10.3.0.700

How well does this game work on the Q10? Or should I wait until I get the Passport?

Posted via CB10 using BlackBerry 10 on Rogers wireless

Doesn't work on my Z10 10.2.1 won't pass loading screen. I have found a lot of apps don't work i definitely wouldn't pay money for a app on amazon as its about 50/50 that it will work. It will be interesting to see just how reliable it is when it gets pre installed, if it is not 100% it could become a bad move for BlackBerry.

My lubbly jubbly Z10. Shine on you crazy BlackBerry

As per the article, get this from the Amazon Appstore, not SNAP. The Appstore version has been repackaged so that the entire game archive downloads prior to installation - the native Android version on SNAP downloads an installer, which then tries to update itself, which fails in the BB10 runtime.

Posted by me

Doesn't work for me. Installed from Amazon. When you run it, it loads up and shows the start screen, then an advert appears, then it crashes. This happens every time for me.

I have an STL 100-2 running 10.2.1.2977

If android apps are going to be unreliable across different devices, I fear BlackBerry will have problems where people have paid for apps that either don't work on BlackBerry or are unreliable. Amazon's tech support won't be happy if they get a lot of calls from people demanding refunds.

Posted via CB10

Hey guys I'm new to this site and have been playing f18 flight carrier 2 off and on for about a month I'm having a hard time getting through the recon level to recon the oil field and land at the base I fly past the port where the ship is docked and go into this cove where the oil field is and it says report is complete every time I turn around and get down to the deck as fast as I believe anyone could but when I'm back over the water it of course stops and says MISSION FAILED look guys I'm 44 years old and just about to ruin my galaxy s5 if someone can't help me here please!! Lol