|Rating: 9/10||Price: $0.99||Platform: iOS||Developer: Full Fat|
|Challenging||Not a complete or genuine golf game|
|Variety of beautiful courses and replay value||Multiplayer would be nice|
To many people out there, golf is a relaxing and peaceful sport with 9 or 18 holes in a course – to the developers at Full Fat it’s simply an all out driving range. Flick Golf! is described as a golf game, but is a little different from what most people would refer to as a full 18 hole game. Yet, Flick Golf! delivers addicting game play in a way that is perfect for a mobile device. Can Flick Golf! capture a golfer’s heart? Better yet, can it even capture ours?
Launching the application will give you the option to choose between three different modes; quickshot, world tour, and quickshot pro. Quickshot is a timed game, world tour is a campaign mode where you can win trophies, and quickshot pro is also a timed game but with harder mechanics such as less time and more wind. Wanting to win those shiny trophies, we started off with world tour.
When you start the game a short and easy explanation of how to play the game appears right before you. The game is truly easy to grasp, as all you have to do is simply flick the golf ball up in the air, then as the ball is in the air you can swipe at it making it go the direction you want it to go. You can only swipe the ball when it’s in the air or when it’s bouncing – after that you won’t be able to change its direction. Later when you face more challenging courses, you’ll also have to factor in the wind. The game play is simplistic enough, but it’s still challenging in a way that you won’t want to put your device down.
After passing the beginner stage you’ll be able to unlock more stages up to the elite stage at Totori Shore. There are total of six stages and each has four different trophies. The platinum trophies are difficult to acquire, but once you get them you’ll have a satisfying grin that you can only get after good hard work.
Some may consider the game play to be a little too challenging, but we found that it was just right – it wasn’t frustrating or unfair to the point that we wanted to rip our hair out. Another problem some people may have is that it’s not a complete golf game. The game is really just a driving range, where you don’t continue from where you hit the ball – you continuously hit from where you start. There aren’t 9 or 18 different holes in a course, and there isn’t a different set of clubs you can hit with (wish we could putt…). Thus, you can say this isn’t truly a golf game, yet Flick Golf! still has us addicted to its straight forward style.
Flick Golf! offers a good amount of hours with its three different modes too. We’ve all registered about 20+ hours of game play and we’re still trying to get all the achievements. This game will definitely keep you occupied and save you from boredom for a good while.
If you have a dollar to spare and need an entertaining game to pass the time then this game is for you. Flick Golf! will amuse anyone who picks it up. So go get your swing on.