Control is set up very well and takes full advantage of the GBA's buttons. The D-pad controls all of your plane's movements, A
controls your fire, and B
controls your throttle. By pressing the B
and one of the shoulder buttons, you can cycle through your weapons. This had to be the trickiest part of the entire set up. For the most part, it is easy to use, but when in the thick of things, it can get a little cumbersome to switch from machine guns to missiles on the fly. However, after a few missions it becomes easier to manage. Your plane handles and responds very nicely, but it tends to lean more towards arcade style and not a simulation.
Overall, F-14 Tomcat is a good flight game, especially when compared to a few of the others that I have played. The only thing really holding it back is that it still feels like every other flight game and does not bring anything new to the table, making it feel rather generic. Anyone who likes flight combat games, or just planes would do well in picking this one up.