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Stinger Table Hockey Review

By , on February 24, 2010


Stinger Table Hockey
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • Nice visuals.
  • Lots of options.
  • Interesting idea.

CONS

  • Controls take a lot of getting used to.
  • A lot of luck required.

VERDICT

This is table hockey as an iphone game. That should tell you whether you'd like to give it a try or not.


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Hockey is an interesting sport. It would probably make a good iphone game. Table Hockey though? That came out of left field. That's right. Stinger Table Hockey is a hockey game where you slide you players around on their lines of movement while twisting them to flick the puck towards the opposing goal.

Control can take some time getting used to. Tapping a player and then dragging your finger up and down moves them along their path while dragging side to side turns them clockwise or anti-clockwise. There are mini games to help train you with this system, but in a game that's already partially luck based, more cohesive controls would have been nice.

The players inhabit a 3D rendered hockey rink, that represents everything well. The sound effects are a little annoying but the music is fun to listen to during play. Aside from single games, there is a tournament, multiplayer, and the aforementioned minigames, so there's a lot to do here.

If you're a fan of table hockey, Stinger Table Hockey should excite you and be worth a purchase. Everyone else might not love the idea enough to put up with learning the finer points of the control scheme.

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