Worse than pay to win 2/5
It get’s 2 stars because the game mechanics are fun. The rest of it is freemium garbage. Literally everything you can do is behind a paywall, you can’t even grind the game - which kills the replay value for those of us who aren’t going to pay hundreds ( yes HUNDREDS ) to advance. I don’t mind ads because I play with no sound and can flip the screen over but even that is not enough to make the game’s replay value overcome it’s repay value, which is incessant. Artwork and design are great, play is fun, love co-op but in the end it’s just more development effort ruined in the name of freemium modelling.
Fun for a while, but pay to win 3/5
Fun top-down shooter like Tiger Heli, 1942, the Raptor series, but with a permanent bro instead of a power-up that those other games use to boost firepower. Kind of bullet hell in some cases, but usually not so tense. Planes are interesting with varied super attacks, same with bros. Gameplay is very simple. Leveling up and progressing is not very clear, and becomes quite grind quickly, unfortunately.
There is enough growth for free2play players to keep you engaged, although the “story” is quite convoluted and disjointed (we’re talking DOOM levels of story here). At some point, grinding out the necessary resources to level both the plane and the bros you want to use becomes tedious. There is a grind for most games these days (find me one that doesn’t), but the core feedback to the player here is: stop and just pay for what you want, or you won’t progress for months. Not like, wait until the next event, but an indefinite good-luck grind. Good for a while, but easy to drop once the grind starts.
$40 for a brobot? 1/5
Freemium experience here folks. Free to play if you don’t mind the grind. If you like the new shiny/fancy things, pay up!
By aziz abdullah
No I’ll not pay.
One major problem. 4/5
You don’t really get enough gems through daily activities to upgrade planes. I’ve become locked and cannot progress without upgrading like 5 planes so I can complete levels to get stars. It’s like a soft paywall. I could buy gems, or like I have been doing...log I. Collect the daily loot and close the game. Sad, I’m vip 10 too. Meaning I have spent a lot on a game I enjoy and it’s still not enough.
It was better before 3/5
The game was fun but got expensive before u can buy the next upgrade with gems no cards needed now you can’t do that they want like $20 to upgrade a plan that’s a game on any System sorry but I ain’t paying $20 to upgrade a plane you should give people a Choice between using gems and money and lower your prices to $5 to $10 to upgrade I been playing this game a while too
This game is a worm hole 4/5
By Superdy duperdy upset guy
I have been playing this game for over a year now. I have never and will never spend a dime of real money on this game. I read about people who spend hundreds of dollars to buy gems and extra chances at special planes etc. It doesn’t work, the special planes never come and beating a level only brings you to a new unbeatable level. I understand that I don’t pay for the shortcuts and boosts and therefore progress much slower. I still enjoy playing, but will most likely delete the app soon.
after update，can't connect network 1/5
after update at 2020-06-02，can't connect network，can't play anymore.
Greedy Upgrades 3/5
By The perg
The game was nice and all but upgrades are just too much. And the in app purchases are also much.
How Good It Is 3/5
Is it actually good
Please fix game so you can play on 13 inch iPad Pro. Screens get cut off 2/5
I would post pictures if I could
Hope there is a Chinese 4/5
Hope there is a Chinese
I lost my progress 3/5
I’m a free to play and I lost my account I logged into my account and lost my 100% story progress if you can please try to give me my s tier laserbite that’s all I want back from my account please my Game Center zzgamer2014
I like this game. Been playing it for quite sometime. But I have same opinion with other people that I’m the game is becoming greedy... almost impossible to get new planes unless the game is paid.... ohhh well, I think soon I might have to leave the game. Thanks tho!
my favorite 5/5
By لولولو 123
Such an expensive game. 3/5
To progress you really have to pay or stuck in the same level for a long long time.
WARNING!!!! MONEY PIT!!! 1/5
This game is fun but cost sooooo much real money to play and continue to play. Very very expensive game to keep up so be warned
I love to spin! 5/5
So fun to spin and win! Spin spin spin, win win win! I love to spin & win! Yay! Shiney spins! Spinning shiney star spin! Win. Spin? Win. Spin to win! Win? Spin. Spin to win, win when you spin. Have you spun a win with a spin?! I have, win.
Hawk Freedom SQD Developers Ripping Off Loyal Players 1/5
Your reward for spending over $150 on this game becoming a VIP player. Used by the developers to promote junior players by teaming up with them to promote the game, is to move the goalposts make every upgrade random so you spend more money to get upgrades that the developers ration out the ones you want. Complete disloyalty to the Senior players. Stay away from this money grabbing company.
Fun until you get to 214 1/5
So how much money does it cost to beat this one??one star for making me think you wanted me to have fun not spend cash. Lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame lame. LAME
Why force me to play single player? 3/5
I downloaded this game to play with a friend. It’s very fun but it makes you play each level on single player before you can play multiplayer. Why???
You got money??? 2/5
If you don’t plan on spending then this game might not be for you. It’s fun and has cool graphics but if you plan on trying to win it’s going to cost you. I just feel as if they should reward their customers who have sunk lots of dollars into their app. It just seem like a good thing to do.
Update 26 has serious problems 2/5
Please fix the bugs, game keeps crashing!
Lower price a little bit can be awesome during lockdown 4/5
Please just lower your all price for anykind upgrade and crystal..
Update 26 2/5
The new update is full of bugs. Problems with Climb event (many players) and with the rating system. Has some nice enhancements though.
Fantastic gameplay early on but... 4/5
As you prgress, you literally need to buy in...and heavily. The mechanics of the “brobots” dont really make the game play easier, and the fact that you need to “splurge” on parts to ensure you have higher gear, is a must.
Save! SAVE! SAVE!!! any and all premium currency you get! Don’t rely heavily on one plane either, and do NOT focus soley on defensive capacity. BALANCE! If you have friends that play, have one go full attack/defense and you do the opposite.
But @producer...please, adjust the rate of fire late game of enemy mobs...their strength plus their atk power is insanely too high to be fair to freemium players.
EXCELLENT but PAY to PLAY 4/5
I don’t write reviews but I thought to make an exception. This game is GREAT! There is no doubt if you like this type of games. They only thing is - you will have to pay or you won’t be able to proceed. Nothing wrong with that of course. I don’t mind purchasing games but I don’t like to be milked out of money. In this case, you will pay and pay and pay ... or you will quit. As some other reviews have stated, .... I really enjoy playing this game, but since I can’t buy it, i will uninstall it. That’s a better choice vs pouring a ton of money into it and ... stoping one day any way... LOVE THE GAME! I am uninstalling it ...
Sad game 1/5
By e drugs
1- On pokemon go you never see AD for ever
2- super mario run just pay 9,9$ to unlock the game for ever
3- in Hawk : freedom squadron even if you paid 1000$ they force you to see tons of AD for EVER
As they are doing this for me while i paid 3000$ in this sad game
They are collecting 0.00001 $ for every ad
Remove the ad
Just for fun and to keep your mind from bogging 4/5
This game is fun but it’s getting dulled when you don’t do purchases. It’s good enough for me from boggling
Great game but some glitches 4/5
By MobileNoob2.0 YT
The game is great and everything but I bought the premium and after that I could not get to my game any more so I lost my money
Best advice I can give you is delete and keep scrolling 1/5
Like most games for phones and iPads that began as a great only ends with a tail spinning fiery crash thanks to their greed. I was a VIP 9 ($400-$500) with a nice collection of maxed out planes and brobots. When it came to competing in the contests trying for the top 3 for the sweet new plane Arcadia, you figure out 2 years later that it is just impossible.
Five day intervals and finally the wait is over and it’s contest time. So you make adjustments with equipment devices that gives that extra boost in points (digital heat 34%) times two if you were lucky enough to get 2. Then you get the brobots Frisk and Dodgie giving you 35% boost for points. Then selecting the proper plane for points boosts Sentinel giving you 25%. Now all that’s left is spending coins per level for ANOTHER %20.
It would make sense that I was on the road to getting that Arcadia plane...right? WRONG! 🤣 out of 200 contestants I was lucky to rank 100th-140th scoring at 60,000,000. The top 3 scored 300-450 million which most of them already obtained the plane you can only win and not buy. There was one last thing the VIP 12’s had I didn’t. They had a UFO implant [offered only twice in 3 years I played] that gave them an additional %20 and using cloned app for God-mode.
And then to add salt in the wound the newbies were able to get the plane because they ranked top three in the easier tiered at 1,000,000.
Great game 5/5
Most of the reviews I saw are more than a year old. I thought I would leave a more current one.
Most reviews say this is pay to win - not so. I think most people who’ve reviewed the game have no patience. You can build up your ships by doing the daily quests as much as you can. Also, finding a higher lvl player to help complete missions will advance you faster. Just as paying real money will advance you faster, but is not necessary.
Good luck to other pilots - this is a great game
This game is hella fun and awesome. I will admit I stopped playing for a little while because of the energy costs, BUT, they gave us an unlimited option for 2.99. Literally saved the game for me. There are enough stages and rewards to actually enjoy this game thanks to the energy fix. Spending money outside of the 2.99 isn’t necessary to be powerful or get the unique planes and accessories and that is awesome.
It’s ok up to a point 2/5
As I read a review I agree. It cost to win and even paying it’s still not enough. As I progressed the ability to use your special changed to once and upgrading your plane is even harder. I played this game faithfully for over a year and paid money but in the end I deleted it because I got tired of the run around and feeling like it was hard to upgrade up to a certain point. I have wanted to play it again but every time I logged on to play it, I was thoroughly disappointed. So it’s deleted indefinitely.
I’ve been playing this game for a few years it’s had good updates and bad ones . I currently enjoy playing it .
Money consumer 1/5
Hi, with a great disappointment I have to say that this game became money consuming worthless waste of time. Im stuck in stage 260 and there is no way to pass it unless I waste another $20 to get better brobot and plane. I already wasted 400 crystals to pass the stage. No, not possible! I can’t even get help from friend because it’s the “Easy” stage. Before we could upgrade our planes with in game money or crystals now only crystals or occasionally real money. They put fake sale prices to make us spend money. So disappointed!
I love this game 4/5
However, there is a bug I’m noticing.
For some reason, I am starting missions with one hit... not the selected one hit missions... but in general. Team ups, seem to be the most common occurrence of this issue. But I’m dying off of one hit and paying with crystals that I shouldn’t be paying for if I had a regular health bar and shield bar.
Please fix this, and I’ll gladly re-rate at five stars as I really enjoy this game.
Thanks from a loyal customer.
fun to play BUT!!!!!! 1/5
if you want to level up or upgrade be prepared to spend $$$ or plan on “”months”” to gain n save up to upgrade your planes an brobots ive since found a few other fun shot’em up games lot less an just as much fun lol
Recent update messed things up 1/5
I have had the app quit on me MANY times since the most recent update (2/17) and have lost lots of verdium, crystals, and other rewards due to this. The game used to be fun, now it won’t work.
Contest Mode Inequities 3/5
I like the game but there’s something seriously wrong with Contest Mode. I get it that there are super-users and folks that pay a lot to get special access but it’s RIDICULOUS that there are users who rack up 500,000,000 scores in Contest Mode and basically shut out everyone from the top three spots. I have lots of XX rank planes, including special planes, and X rank brobots with score multipliers. I can easily get perfect 20X score multipliers on the first 10-15 levels of the contest and I’ll even purchase the extra upgrades for additional score multipliers. And yes, I even combine specific planes with specific brobots so that they all have large score increases (eg, Sentinal paired with Dodgy & Squire).
And yet, even with ALL OF THAT, I still can break 4-5 million on a level while other players post high scores of 15-20million per Contest level ?!?!?
Honestly speaking, when you see that kind of disparity between players, it basically makes the game unfair and there’s little reason to play the game. I don’t who these users are that they get some kind of special scoring advantage but there’s no point to playing the game if the App programmers are going to include these kinds of biases.
These are also the same players that magically have XX ranked and fully leveled up Megabrobots not even 24 hours after the newest version is released.... so come on, that’s ridiculous.
Developers removed key pc again 2/5
Devs removed crystals again which means to advance you must pay. Everything you do requires crystals. Developers just removed the ability to get them. Used to get around 1000 a week, now can only get around 300. Cut earning rate by 70%.
Addictive game 5/5
By Sam nyi
It’s a very addictive game.
I play everyday and everyday.
Never spent to buy ahem or coin.
Too much fun and enjoyable.
Never think to use $ to buy anything.
I’m shocked why developers have never listened to one of all these critics 1/5
Beside very few good things most of this upgrade was a disaster
1-taking out a few choices ti buy cards you like and turn most of our choices to random!,
2- still kipping many useless planes and brobots which mostly never been used beside forcing players to play a level with them!.
And instead you could keep less plane and brobots but with much more functions and abilities!!.
3- bringing on a new “XX” level which funding special purple cards ( beside random prizes)are almost impossible!
And also its obvious you have made most of higher levels harder so after upgrading to level “XX” we will be exact at same place with same power options in those levels!!!
I don’t want to continue which i can ramble on and on !!!
Please and please pat attention to players responses
How many of players friend group have left during this upgrade?!
How many hours of playing has been reduced in general?!!
I have no idea why you are unbelievably trying hardly to take down your game instead of improving it when it has great potential???!!!
Prtty good game I might say. 5/5
It’s just straight up =[):::::::::> FUN!
And that’s a sword if you didn’t know...
Totally pay to win 4/5
This game was fun for me, but as I progressed I started to realize that greed has set in, I pay monthly to have unlimited veriduim, the extra daily gems, and extra overdrive, but no that’s not enough, so I purchase extra gems here and there to help me along, that’s not good enough, I try to get unique planes but you have to win contests, and the only other way is by getting lucky and getting from looting that is behind a ad wall which never happens, I spend gems to have more chances at loot for more chances at a unique plane, and it never comes, I have been playing for about 6 months, I have spent hundreds and I still don’t have not one unique plane, those that I see with them most spend in the upwards of thousands, that’s just crazy.......
Edit: I have been able to continue, I just enjoy game to much, I still think they could ask for less, with patience you can play through, I saved up gems from daily gems, and collecting them, which has been more rewarding on missions, if you want to upgrade quick it will cost you, but develop some patience and you can make it work as the game is addicting and fun!
In the end......
I deleted the app
Recommending to all 5/5
I have been struggling to find a game that I enjoy playing. This one has been a blast and it does take some time to upgrade, which makes it a good type of challenging!
Great game but how do you get arcade? 4/5
I am still in the first chapter and in the video it shows that they have arcade but my side bar is filled with everything except the arcade option please clarify