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Fanswag reminder: Ride 'em quick!


Our latest giveaway is winding down, so if you want a piece of the prize packs, you'd better go jump on that pony while it's still in the stable. Dev-signed copies of Spitfire Heroes are up for grabs, along with other games. You've got two more days to enter, which means two more entries for the determined among you. What are you waiting for?

DS Fanswag: Ride 'em, cowboy!


If you like to ride, roll, fly or drive, we've got something for you: a series of prize packs that are yours for the claiming ... if you're one of the five lucky winners we'll draw on May 2.

One Grand Prize winner:
  • Spitfire Heroes, signed by three members of the development team ($29.99)
  • My Horse and Me ($29.99)
  • Indianapolis 500 Legends ($29.99)
One First Prize winner:
  • Spitfire Heroes, signed by three members of the development team ($29.99)
  • My Horse and Me ($29.99)
  • Homie Rollerz ($29.99)
Three Second Prize winners:
  • Spitfire Heroes ($29.99 each)
What do you have to do to win? The requirements are simple: be 18 or older, and a current legal resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and just leave a comment here telling us your favorite part about DS Fanboy! You scratch our back and we'll scratch yours. You may enter once per day between now and May 1; the giveaway will end that night at 11:59 pm Eastern. Have questions? Check the official rules.

DS Fanboy Review: Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force

Big John Games' Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force is a simple game -- and I mean that in a good way. I'm not saying it's an easy game (far from it) or that there isn't enough to do. Spitfire Heroes is simple in the way that arcade games are: the controls are intuitive and easy to pick up quickly, and the objectives are clear. Despite its appearance as a flight sim (one of the most complex genres of all), Spitfire Heroes is an action game through and through, more After Burner than Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Unfortunately, some fairly major issues prevent Spitfire Heroes from an unqualified recommendation. Right up front: the game is too hard, which may prevent you from seeing the majority of the content. While it's easy to understand how to play, it is remarkably difficult to play.

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Spitfire Heroes aims high, embodies other airplane cliches


We haven't covered Destineer's Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force much, except to note that it came out last week. The game is kind of a surprise to us now, because this trailer actually looks pretty neat. The environments are a bit spare, but that's pretty much what happens when a game takes place almost entirely above the ocean.

In terms of gameplay, Heroes looks like a fast-paced, arcade airplane game like the vaunted After Burner -- with a little throttle control on the touchscreen, which is fun. We can only tolerate flying games when they're arcadey like this -- we don't want to take a class to play a flight simulator.

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