This is a rather obscure little plane-racing game with a few maps, a few planes, and a few powerups. I don't even recall exactly how it got into my Steam Library -- part of a Humble Bundle, I think. So my expectations were not set particularly high when I finally tried it out.
And I was impressed.
The controls are really tight, the action is frantic, and the graphics are pretty. It's not a flight sim (and not trying to be,) it's more like MarioKart with the addition of vertical steering. What SkyDrift does, it does very successfully, with a great deal of polish and refinement. A point can legitimately be made that SkyDrift pretty quickly runs out of variety, in terms of its maps, planes, and powerups, but it is
a budget title, so it's a bit unfair to hold the small size of the game against it -- I'm more pleased by a limited but well-done game than a sprawling one that's buggy and barely-playable.