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DATA WING review
Exceptional
by Chase Ingebritson

Data Wing is a stylish, fun, and relaxing 2D racer that emulates much more than just its initial genre.

Gameplay

Data Wing takes the expected idea of what a 2D racer should be and constantly twists and turns it into whatever genre it thinks it wants to be. That may not be the best explination, but once you begin playing, you’ll know what I’m talking about. The game begins with a very simple idea of accelerating the closer you are to walls and continuously builds upon it as the game progresses. Eventually you’ll feel like you’re bouncing between platformers, adventure games, and time trials. Somehow, Data Wing manages to make all of these different ideas work seamlessly with the rest of the gameplay, making nothing feel out of place.

Story

Surprisingly, Data Wing manages to implement a pretty fun story into a 2D racer. It’s relatively short, so I won’t go into it here, but it helps to move the game along and maintain a consistent pace until the end. The story in Data Wing isn’t extremely impactful and feels a bit cheesy at times, but is delivered in a way that matches the over theme of the game, leaving me overall satisfied with this aspect.

Art

Data Wing aims for a certain asthetic and nails it in every aspect. The art is very simple in terms of characters and obstacles, but changes depending on the context, leaving me always interested in what was coming next. Similar to something along the lines of Superhot, Data Wing provides a small amount of art, extremely well.

Sound

There is no voice acting in Data Wing and the sound affects are standard at best, but the music is outstanding. The soundtrack can be found on Spotify and Apple Music if you’re interested (and you should be interested). Data Wing provides a series of jazzy Synthwave tunes that leave the player feeling relaxed through the entire experience. The only aspect I would want changed would be to have the music change depending on the level. It seems like every song plays in every level, which allows for variety, but lacks in impact.

Controls

I occasionally experienced a bit of latency, but generally it was fine. It’s 2 buttons, you should be able to figure this one out.
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»

Other reviews9

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Microsoft from Danish
Its a really good game and loving it so far. I’ve completed the game, but I really hope u guys make more levels cause it’s SO fun to play BTW what are u gonna do with all those games or shiny things
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Microsoft from Italian
Classic game Mode But at the same time characteristic, cute story (albeit secondary), fun levels. 5 stars you deserve! Only flaw a little ' short, I hope in updates with new levels.
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Microsoft from Swedish
Best game I’ve played on the phone in a very long time. Really nails building a game around minimalistic mechanics that are easy to grasp but hard to master. The wall boosting feels amazing once you start getting a hang of it!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Was a lot of Fun and played it through completely! The accompanying Story is in English, but you don't have to understand everything. Difficulty increases appropriately, some Jobs need more Starts, but motivation is always high enough to continue playing.
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Microsoft from French
Probably the best racing game I've played, and one of the best games for phone all categories combined. That said, once the story is over, a multiplayer mode should be available (to lengthen the lifetime of this game to the gameplay so unique and perfect...) ^ – ^
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Microsoft from Italian
Really a fun and complete game I was recommended by a friend and I was party with the idea that it was a simple game of racing and levels without a deeper base and to my surprise I was pleasantly wrong. Very cute Plot and graphics fit for a phone game. One of the best games I've ever played for mobile!
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Microsoft from Italian
While It is simple, this game amazes, starting as a toy of the cabbage introduces you slowly to a story quite interesting, increasing proportionally the level of difficulty of the levels. Although It is not always easy and lose patience several times in a few moments, the level of gratification reached later is high. Simple, clean and captivating Graphichina
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Microsoft from French
This game is just amazing, we follow the story from start to finish, we feel integrated in the game as we saved someone! This game is amazing and in addition to that the fact that there are no pubs does not disconnect us from the story. The only problem is that the story does not last a lot of temp ^^ ' it would be nice to lengthen a bit the story after the current end of the game, for example a corrupt world full of bugs or other, it would be really amazing, and will add the game temp ^^