Flick Champions Review
- Each sport is its own unique and fun experience.
- Can be played with a friend on the same iPhone.
- Games where you use your finger to move your character are made difficult through obscured vision.
- Unlocking is tedious.
While the game modes are fun and varied, the time or money spent to unlock all the content leaves a little bit of a sour taste.
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Welcome to the wide world of flick sports! Do you have the intestinal fortitude to conquer the rankings of eight sports and become the flick champion? No? Well the good news is you can still have some fun regardless. All of the eight sports can be played in cup or exhibition mode, with a friend on the same iPhone, or in a tournament against the computer with multiple difficulty settings.
The sports on offer are soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, bowling, archery, golf, and gridiron. Each sport plays differently and all control quite well and are fun in their own way. One of the more unique games is soccer, where your players are stationary and can kick the ball around, but act like magnets pulling the ball towards them when its near. Upon purchase, only the first four sports are available, with everything else revealed either through in-app purchase or earning enough experience through play to unlock them. This wouldn't be an issue normally but the amount of experience needed to unlock the later sports is quite high, and only the most dedicated players are going to enjoy golf or gridiron without paying some extra money.
All the sports are viewed from a top down perspective with the entire field of play taking up the screen. The players are represented by blockish characters in the colors of the country you chose at the beginning of the game. Everything works and the only visual problem is your finger obscuring the screen in games such as tennis and hockey. The sound is sparse and works for the most part, but for instance, the cheers in basketball every time you shoot a basket can get very annoying quickly.
Flick Champions is a lot of fun. All the sports have a unique twist on how they're played, and with the multiple cups and ability to play against friends, this game has some serious longevity. It's just a shame that to experience everything you either have to pay extra money or grind out experience till the game becomes no longer fun.
DescriptionAre you the next Roger Federer, Ronaldo or Michael Jordan? Put your sporting skills to the test with Flick Champions. Choose your nation, take part in eight different sports and become the ultimate sporting god. Play in one-off exhibition matches or take on a tournament challenge to get to the top. Got a friend that thinks they are a better player? Play one-on-one or in a 16 player tournament and find out who the most valuable player really is!
"It’s brilliant fun, it has crisp, clear visuals, enjoyable music (with some really brilliant sound effects, particularly the football chants)” — Tapscape
"Old skool as heck, Flick Champions HD is simple, fun, and addictive." — Pocket Gamer
"Flick Championship HD is eight above par flick titles in one universal package. It’s definitely worth the pick up if even one appeals." — 148Apps
"Flick Champions is a lot of fun." — App Spy
"Flick Champions is one of the best sports games in the App Store because it re-imagines the classic sports for the touch based interface." — Apple'n'Apps
FLICK CHAMPIONS CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS:
• 9 different sports to play, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Bowling, Archery, American Football, Golf and Baseball!
• 16 player local tournaments mean you can show your friends you’re A-game.
• 24 Cups to participate in, will you be crowned champion of them all?
• Intuitive controls mean everyone can join in the fun.
• Computer controlled opponents come in three different difficulty settings so you can really put your skills to the test.
• Gorgeous Hi-Definition graphics bring the games to life.
• Tons of content to unlock.
• Leaderboards and achievements so you can see how you rank across the world.
• Universal build, will work on iPad/iPhone/iPod touch.