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
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.
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!
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.