Be a Freekick Hero with Kick Flick Soccer 2010 for iPhone (Game Review)

Kick Flick Soccer 2010

Kick Flick Soccer 2010 Rating: ★★★★½

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you may not be aware that there is a major sporting event taking place in South Africa called the World Cup. The chances are though that you have heard about it and some of the star players, Messi, Ronaldo and Drogba. What these three players also have in common is their unique talent at bending the football up, over, around the wall and past the goal keeper into the net from a free kick.

This unique skill takes hours and hours of practice and now with Kick Flick Soccer 2010 you can practice your free kick technique over and over again on your iPhone/iPod Touch.

That is as simple as Kick Flick Soccer 2010 gets but it’s done so well that it’s become my latest addiction. The graphics are part soccer field, part Tron with the goal, lines, goalkeeper and the players in the wall all lit up in neon lights. It’s a great mix of styles and is really effective. The sounds are simple and effective too with crowds noises acting as a backdrop to your free kick taking.

The game starts with a simple tutorial taking you through the techniques of power, direction and most importantly swerve. This is all down with a flick of the finger across the touch screen relative to the soccer ball.

Once you’ve completed the tutorial you are then thrown in to the game and you can choose from either a normal game or a game of sudden death.

Both games use the same technique, swerve the ball around the wall and into the goal to keep going. In the normal game you’ll score points for scoring goals and earn extra points for getting the ball into the top corner of in off the woodwork.

Extra points are also awarded for scoring combo’s with the multiplier raising from 2x through to 8x when you score goals without missing.

The ball physics feel great with the swerve and power of the ball reacting perfectly to your finger swipe and the satisfaction from curling a free kick into the top corner of the goal is almost as satisfying as do the same out on the pitch.

Sudden Death mode is a simple case of scoring the most goals in a row with your score being reset automatically when you miss the goal.

The game is OpenFeint enabled with both leader boards and achievements to be climbed and won and these just add to the addictive nature of the game where the sound of your mind saying ‘just one more try’ on a loop becomes a constant sound in your head.

I would like to see some more game modes such as the crossbar challenge where the aim is to hit the woodwork rather score a goal or a penalty challenge where you take penalties rather than free kicks.

That being said there’s no reason to wait on the possibility of these additional game types being added as Kick Flick Soccer 2010 is a fun, addictive soccer game that is just perfect for you and you friends to play while watching the World Cup.

Pros

  • Great soccer physics
  • Perfectly rewarding
  • Great hybrid graphics

Cons

  • Needs more game modes

What’s even better about about Kick Flick Soccer 2010 is that during the initial launch profits from the sale of the game will go to “Street Child Africa” so not only will you feel good playing it but will also feel good about doing your small bit towards heing children in need.

Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Category: Games
Released: Jun 22, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.3
Size: 7.0 MB
Language: English
Seller: Kevin Ng
© 2010 Kevin Ng
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

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