Flick Champions HD review (iOS / Universal)

September 26, 2011

“No time for losers
’cause we are the champions – of the world”

10 word description: Collection of flick-based sporting challenges. Multiple modes, unlockable events.

10 word review: Mixed bag. Cute, Lego style characters. Much content, mostly enjoyable.

Oi! If I catch the little blighter who keeps writing graffiti all over my tennis courts, I'll have you, I will!

You will like this if you enjoy: Simple flick versions of different sports. Compilation games with different events. Solo & Multiplayer sports games.

This is basketball. I know you don't believe me; why should you?

The good news: Style, graphics, presentation and control methods are all good. Sporting events are instant pick-up-&-play casual games with various difficulty settings and modes. There’s plenty of content and a fair amount of choice in the initially available events.

Of course, and it wasn't even close

The bad news: Some games may feel a bit too simple. Tennis, for example, is a fairly obvious Pong variant and doesn’t adhere to many preconceptions of how a Tennis game should play. While this isn’t necessarily “bad”, it’s worth mentioning. “I paid for it, I want it all now” types will be put off by the amount of gaming effort required to unlock all the different sports.

For a second there, I thought it said ...... oh, never mind

Arcadelife verdict: This is a good package of similarly themed games. Several would be viable as standalone offerings while others fall quite happily into the category of “filler”, although none of them are so bad as to warrant exclusion from being played. The general feeling I get from this title is that it’s an entertaining compilation of fairly polished games with enough challenge and content to keep players occupied for quite some time, in both solo and multiplayer modes.

Ice hockey. It's table hockey really, but it's still fun

Arcadelife rating: 80/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

Chillingo / Flick Champs website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.5)
iPad (OS 4.3.5)

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