Flick Home Run ! Review
- Simple, yet satisfying control scheme.
- Fun skill based gameplay paired with plenty of random luck; basic addictive formula.
- Unlockable Multiplayer, Hard and unique Moon Star modes.
- Initial levels of fun dampened by repetitive grinding.
- Interface translation and design issues; poor translations and no way to speed up hits.
Flick Home Run! is a time-waster that rewards dedication with bigger, better and more exciting home-run hits that feel satisfying thanks to the simple gesture controls; how much you get out of the game depends on whether you enjoy grinding out experience to unlock the next level of play.
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Sometimes you want nothing more than an excuse to waste time and fill the dull moments in the day with something more interesting than what's happening around you. This could be called antisocial behavior, but sometimes you don't want to try to make friends with the smelly shirtless guy riding the bus with you. Insert Flick Home Run! by infinity pocket; an arcade-style home run title that proves to be addictive mostly thanks to its satisfyingly simple, but visceral controls.
All you need to do is wait for the pitch and then swipe away, striking the ball as hard as possible and watching it fly based on the speed and accuracy of your hit. Initially there are only a handful of different pitches, varying from basic lobs to fast-balls, floaters and sinkers. As you increase the 'steps' you'll unlock new pitches that literally add a curve ball to the game, so you'll need to have a keen eye and fast reflexes to keep scoring it big.
You'll need to score big too - your final tally determines how much experience you earn, which in turn allows you to add points to your contact, power or 'batting eye' skills. The latter allows you to determine the kind of pitch being sent your way, though this ability is in limited supply.
Where Flick Home Run! falls off though is in the need to grind to escape the 'minor' leagues and finally make your way to the more challenging 'major' mode or the unique and compelling 'Moon Star' mode where you try to hit as many stars as possible while using the moon to boost your hit. Other issues plague the player such as being unable to fast-forward bad hits to move on to the next one or having the power bar fail to regenerate if you use the last of it on the final pitch (though this seems more of a balance issue to prevent infinite runs).
Flick Home Run! may not be deep or complex, but it's simple, it's fun and it feels great to make that one perfect hit that sets the ball flying to the limits of the game's environment.
Description■ ■ ■ Appstore BEST of 2012 (PAID/GROSSING) ■ ■ ■
Flick your finger and make a homerun.
You can experience a real baseball batting through the physical pendulum.
This is a game in which you can experience various throws based on the pendulum. The ball will fly further if you can hit the ball directly with the quick flick. Experience a “real-life like” batting simulation.
■ Easy Control---------------------------
You only use flick to control the batting for this game. The more accurate you flick your finger to hit the ball; it is more likely that you will be a home-run hitter.
The rule is simple. Flick your finger with the same feeling in which you would swing a bat in real life. Think of your finger as a bat, and flick it with speed and accuracy. That’s all.
■ Movement of the ball------------------
Various kinds of throws are materialized into “real-life like” feelings. Different pitches pull out different various kinds of movements. Thus, the batter may miss the timing and would be hard to hit.
■ 10 GAME mode------------------------
You can enjoy this game through 5 kinds of mode.
Minor & Major Mode- Hit as many home-runs as you can; as far as you can.
Multiplayer Mode- You can compete with other players via Game Center.
Moon-Star Mode- Try for a record with the given 9 balls.
Training Mode- You can practice with different kinds of pitches.
*Bunt mode ( need minor 15step): Drop the ball on the target of the floor correctly.
*Total mode ( need bunt 10000 point ) : You’ll meet many different types of the balls from the beginning of the game.
*Faster & faster ( need total 25000 point ) : Head-to-head with only fastballs.
*Jiant mode ( need F&F 10000 point ) : Match with a Giant pitcher
*Cutter mode ( need Jiant 12000 point ) : Match with cutterballs which can cut the baseball bat.
■ add 28 Achievement Bonus--------------
1 Achievement = 1 level up bonus!!!
■ Level Up System-----------------------
You can choose and upgrade 1 of 3 skills every time the exp becomes full.-
Power: You can increase the power of the bat
Accuracy: You can increase the accuracy of the batting
Batting Eye: You can know ahead of the next ball’s pattern
■ Home-Run Tip!---------------------------
1.Make a full swing with a fast batting-speed!
2.Hit the ball followed from the various thrown pattern with an accurate swing!
3.Let’s keep an eye on the ball until the end and predict the change of the pattern!
4.Let’s be confident and make a full swing!
■ FAQ -------------------------------------
Q : How does STEP UP SYSTEM?
A : STEP UP = More balls
ex) Minor 1 step = 3 balls
Minor 2 step = 6 balls
What's New in Version 1.7.1-add 'Called Shot' mode.
-add Called Shot Item.