What are the rules for the arena?

  • In the first two minutes for the arena, you may practice shooting, firing rockets and torpedoes but no deaths count until the timer reaches 0. An announcement will advise you that the game has started and you will respawn.
  • The first minute of active play, guns are COLD. This means they will not fire. This provides you with an opportunity to fly away from other players and collect needed power-ups by flying through parachutes that have been dropped.
  • Be sure to pick up chaff and smoke screen, as they are exceptionally good for defense!
    • Chutes
      • Supplies – Icons are easy to distinguish
        • Cloud – white parachute– smoke screen
        • Mace – black parachute – chaff .. which is deadly! Avoid flying through it.
        • 3 Bullets – gray parachute—replenishes regular bullets
        • Rocket – orange parachute—replenishes rockets
        • Torpedoes – blue parachute—replenishes torpedoes
        • Plane Repair – red parachute—repairs plane without changing plane model
      • Gold Parachutes, labeled with I, II, III etc. allow you to “switch planes” by flying through it. There is a time limit on how often you can switch planes. Bombers drop Level V ‘chutes which provide the most powerful planes in game.
      • Green Parachutes (with a question mark) are surprise gifts! Until you fly through it, you will not know what you received. Some items are enemy pointers, advanced map, and the *really* good one is armor penetrating bullets!
      • Red Parachutes will repair your plane to 100%. The only other way to repair is to fly through a gold medallion identified with a roman numeral, but this also switches planes.
    • The last pilot flying will be awarded the win.
    • You earn recognitions by destroying objects, ships, and other planes.
    • A “fence,” designated by a red line on the map, defines the active flight area. Stay inside it! Otherwise your plane will take damage.
    • The fence will shrink as the game progresses, forcing the action into a smaller area.