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April 29th, 2012 18 comments

WowWee AppGear – Foam Fighters Review

AppGear from WowWee / Character – Foam Fighters Review

We had the chance to preview the new App Gear game Foam Fighters: Battle of Britain.

For the game to work you need to attach one of the World War II fighter planes to your device and position it so that the plane you are flying is the plane connected. Once that’s done the app scans the plane and starts the game.

The first part is a lot of fun, before you start any real missions you get to fly around the room you’re in. You can chose to fight enemy planes around your room for a bit or fly straight into a portal which starts the campaign.

The first few missions are simple enough, getting you used to the controls. These missions mainly consist of destroying static objects such as balloons and ships (look out for the barrage balloons which featured in Victory of the Daleks). Then it gets harder as you have to destroy and avoid enemy planes.

The game is a lot of fun and highly addictive! Foam Fighters is a great taster into what to expect when the Doctor Who App Gear games are released later in the year.

There are also multiplayer levels which we think will be a great addition to the game. You can download the demo now through Google Play or the Apple App Store.

WowWee AppGear from Character – Foam Fighters

Taking home Toy Fair’s Best New App Toy award, the eagerly anticipated AppGear from Character Options also won approval from tech-experts at The Gadget Show, who named the games as one of their top five tech products from the entire show.

Combining toy and innovative mobile technology, AppGear brings the ultimate gaming experience to your fingertips, allowing users to go beyond the usual gameplay and really jump into each game, whether it’s taking to the skies, fighting zombies or battling alongside Doctor Who.

Using the concept of augmented reality, each AppGear game includes a physical toy which unlocks the multi-platform game within.

The first of the seven games to be launched, Foam Fighters, includes a small foam aeroplane which straps onto smart device and allows pilots to take to the skies on World War 2 fighter missions.

Short video sequences of the actual game. Please note: the contrast on the screen is much better than the video suggests because of the lighting…

Utilising the movements of smart devices, users must physically fly their plane through the skies to complete each mission, creating an entirely new experience that really puts the game in your hands.

With more games in the pipeline, even including a Doctor Who title, this new gaming sensation is now poised to take the tech and toy world by storm.

Fly into action
Take to the skies with WWII fighter planes for immersive aerial combat. Strap in for fast-paced action and wing your way to victory over the Britain.
Multiplayer mode
Battle up to 8 of your friends in Skirmish mode over local Wi-Fi.
Amplified reality
Attached plane flies, fights and takes damage through smart device screen.
Each plane unlocks a different campaign based on historical battles. Play as either Axis or Allied forces.
Dog fights, bombing runs, landing-and refueling, formation flying and escorting units.
Earn points to upgrade your fighter planes with different guns and bombs.

For more information visit or RRP £9.99

Thanks to Character / Evolution PR

Categorised under: News, Retail, Reviews


  • Joanna Stevens

    June 11th, 2012 - 12:34pm

    Will the AppGear foam fighters work with any iPod touch?

    • Joanna Stevens

      June 11th, 2012 - 10:26pm

      Will it work even if it is not the 4th generation??? Im asking so I can buy it for my nephew’s birthday


    April 30th, 2012 - 7:16pm

    I’ve just been playing the demo for this, I downloaded it from the App Store about 30 minutes ago. Since then ive been playing it. It’s so fun, but do you need to get one of those plane things to do campaign mode? Even if you do, I’ll probably will get one, it really is great!!! Can’t wait for the DW one, I hope it’s out soon 😀


      April 30th, 2012 - 8:23pm

      And also, is there anything else contained in the box that the planes come in? Thanks.

    • booboo

      April 30th, 2012 - 8:34pm

      just the planes and stands

  • David

    April 29th, 2012 - 5:09pm

    Definitely getting this and really looking forward to the Doctor Who one as well now


    April 29th, 2012 - 3:47pm

    Does this work on iPod Touch?

    • booboo

      April 29th, 2012 - 3:53pm

      In the specs its says i pod touch 4th generation or better


      April 29th, 2012 - 3:55pm

      Good, that’s what I have. At first, I think it was only going to be for iPhones. Is this out noe then, and when should the DW one be out?

    • luke

      April 29th, 2012 - 4:29pm

      The planes should be available to buy in a couple of weeks. You can download the app with demo for free now.

      Here is a list of devices it’ll work on:
      iOS – iPad 2 and above, iPhone 4 and above, ipod touch 4th generation and better. Android – Google android 2.3.3 or above ARMv7 processor or better, (open GL ES 2.0) with a minimum resolution of 480×320 max resolution 1024×800

      The Doctor Who game will be out later in the year.


      April 29th, 2012 - 5:12pm

      Thanks for your help 😀

    • luke

      April 29th, 2012 - 5:40pm

      no probs, if you download the demo or buy the game when it’s out let us know what you think here 🙂

  • Alex_The_Geek

    April 29th, 2012 - 2:55pm

    How much does it cost?

  • crazy guy

    April 29th, 2012 - 2:00pm

    this sounds cool. but sadly i do not have i phone or ipod touch

  • Simon

    April 29th, 2012 - 1:57pm

    Looks awesome, can’t wait for the Doctor Who game


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