Take your pick: Gam­ing

Be­yond the film and au­dio op­tions, seat back gam­ing can dis­tract young kids and help pas­sen­gers wile away the fly­ing hours. Ben­jamin Coren high­lights a se­lec­tion that are reg­u­larly turn­ing heads

Onboard Hospitality - - Contents -

AN­GRY BIRDS WORLD TOUR

This hit mo­bile phone game has flown to the skies cour­tesy of Global

Ea­gle En­ter­tain­ment and de­vel­op­ers RoVio. Pas­sen­gers can fling an­gry birds around the world and res­cue their eggs from bad pig­gies.

PLANTS VS ZOMBIES

A smash hit on the ground, this game see Zombies in­vade the back gar­den prompt­ing play­ers to think fast and plant ag­gres­sive ex­otic flora to keep the walk­ing dead at bay. It has been brought on­board Global Ea­gle En­ter­tain­ment.

TETRIS

This classic Rus­sian puz­zle game chal­lenges play­ers to twist and turn shaped bricks to cre­ate a wall. Mul­ti­ple game­play modes are avail­able and in­flight sys­tems are linked up for mul­ti­player chal­lenges. In­flight, the game can be played ei­ther with a hand­set or through touch­screen tech­nol­ogy.

WHO WANTS TO BE A MIL­LION­AIRE?

The hit TV quiz game is a pop­u­lar choice on­board and is hosted by nu­mer­ous car­ri­ers. The rules are the same as on the TV show – cor­rectly an­swer 15 ques­tions to see if you have what it takes to take home a mil­lion. There are over 1,000 ques­tions avail­able and pas­sen­gers can com­pete against each other. Sadly no money is ever ac­tu­ally awarded on­board!

BEJEWELED 2

This ad­dic­tive puz­zler chal­lenges pas­sen­gers to align three sparkling gems of the same type to score, with the aim be­ing to hit a higher and higher score each time you play. The pop­u­lar ti­tle has been avail­able on PEDs and home PCs for some time, and is now avail­able in the sky.

FORTNITE: BAT­TLE ROYALE

The mo­bile ver­sion of this pop­u­lar 100-player on­line mul­ti­player game can be played on­board when high­speed wifi is avail­able. As more IFE is de­liv­ered this way, on­board play of this type could evolve to ul­ti­mately see whole planes full of peo­ple com­pet­ing on route.

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