|Flying Heroes combines the fantasy aerial combat of Drakan with Quake-style arena
deathmatch, resulting in a game that, looks great and is surprisingly addictive.
The focus is a ladder-style tournament where you compete for cash to buy better
weapons and vehicles. Battles take place in various arenas, both indoors and
outdoors, with power-ups scattered about. Most of the battles are Deathmatch style
with mission-based levels and Tag games in between to add some variation. The
attractive maps occasionally rival Unreal Tournament, and they sport nice details
like flowing rivers and hidden caves. The weapons and vehicles, from the bat-like
dragons of the Lizard Riders to the Jules Verne-style dirigibles of the Hammercraft
clan, enhance the fantasy setting. Battle others while in search of powerups such as invisibility or extra ammo. Maps are big enough to include hidden spots and even
some "camping" areas. A "career mode" allows you to increase your reputation and
fight tougher opponents while obtaining better weapons and mounts.