Flick Golf [rating: 5/5]
Adding the word flick to an iPhone/iPod or iPad app these days seems to be almost as popular as adding the letter i to a word, but an app needs more than a good name to be successfully and luckily Full Fat Productions know just how to do that with two previous games that we’ve reviewed here at touchreviews.net in the form of Deadball Specialist and Zombie Flick.
Next up for them though is Flick Golf as they attempt to beat Tiger Woods at his own game in this flicking fun game.
Do be warned though, if you are expecting a full round of 18 holes you are not going to get that, instead you are going to get perfect control of the power, spin and swerve of a golf bull as you attempt to get as near to each whole as possible. It’s not about the number of strokes and more about your touch!
There are two ways to play Flick Golf, you can choose between Quick Shot or World Tour which both offer a slightly different take on the same game. Quick Start challenges you to score as many points as you can on a single hole in a given amount of time whereas World Tour challenges you to do the same over a range of 9 holes across four course and difficulty levels.
The fun part of the game though comes from the intuitive controls when striking and controlling the movement of the golf ball. From the initial swipe up the screen that sets power and direction to the repeated stroking of the screen to initiate curve and spin you have complete control over the ball until it finally comes to rest.
And it’s this level of control that makes Flick Golf such fun. As mentioned previously the game isn’t about the number of strokes you complete a hole in, instead each hole has a target set around it and the nearer to the hole you get the more points you get, including 1,000 points for a hole in one.
The big points come from the spin and curve you can put on the ball so taking advantage of the variable wind and initially aiming off target an provide big, BIG rewards.
And you’ll need the big points too as completing the higher levels will require a lot of skill to reach the maximum points required to progress. It doesn’t feel like an effort though as the game is such a pleasure to play.
The graphics look great and the back ground music and sound effects won’t put you off your game either so while at $2.99 it’s a little more expensive than Full Fat’s other titles it’s well worth the money and will keep you coming back for more again and again.
- Simple intuitive controls
- Challenging game types
- Great looking holes
- Aching fingers!
Reviewed on an iPhone 4
$2.99 (View in iTunes Store)
Released: Nov 23, 2010
Seller: Full Fat Productions Ltd
© 2010 Full Fat
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later