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Rating: 3.7/5 (67 votes)
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JeremyBilly the PilotWhy does negligent parenting get such a bad rap? If it wasn't for bum parents, we'd never have this lovely launch game, Billy The Pilot, from Erik Sombroek, about a little boy who just wants to fly, and who has a mom and dad that don't seem to notice he's building a launchpad in the backyard, right in the path of the family flower bed.

To control little latch-key Billy, just use your mouse to adjust his launch ramp and release to send him flying. [WASD] and arrow keys guide his flight, while the [spacebar] initiates booster rockets once you've bought them. The backgrounds and animations are impossibly cute and the upgrades a lot of fun, especially the ability to build a pet dragon! But the gameplay is repetitive and the in-flight controls are clunky. It also isn't very hard. Really, Billy the Pilot is just an excuse to explore a beautifully drawn and colorful Never Never Land where kids are kings and parents nowhere to be found... as it should be.

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herds789 May 19, 2012 7:02 PM

fun game. orbiting the earth was a nice touch.

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herds789 May 20, 2012 7:03 AM

destroyed Moon in 25 shots.

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