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App description: Are you the next Roger Federer, Ronaldo or Michael Jordan? Put your sporting skills to the test with Flick Champions HD. 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!

Flick Champions HD Highlights
8 different sports to play, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Bowling, Archery, American Football and Golf.
16 player local tournaments mean you can show your friends youre 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 high-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.

Echoseven's comments:

iPhone Only Version: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=107011
09-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Looking forward to anyone reporting back if it is worth getting it

09-14-2011, 08:53 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,338
Buying this for sure, I love the idea and the local tournament bracket will be fun.
09-14-2011, 03:59 PM
HD Gameplay Trailer (iPad 2):


First 15. Minutes of Gameplay
09-14-2011, 07:20 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: East London
Posts: 800
Anyone tried this yet? Ordinarily I'd just jump in and buy it straightaway, but my iTunes credit has taken a battering recently and a 1.99 ($2.99) download will halve my balance!

That being said, I'm really hoping it's as good as it looks!

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09-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
Game Impressions

Not sure about this one yet. Only four events are available at the start, with the other four unlockable through IAP or through (what appears to be) a lengthy accumulation of in-game points.

Of those four initial events, one is basically Pong, while another is Air Hockey. Not exactly inspiring. The remaining two initial events are more interesting though.

Not sure this will hold my interest long enough to unlock all of the remaining events.
09-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
just got the game and it's pretty good
graphics are sharp and the gameplay is solid

also I just unlocked additional games - bowling and archery, both are great (bowling especially - it seems to be my favorite)

even the simpler games puts some kind of a twists to the formula (tennis uses a power shot mechanics that makes the game more interesting)

i'm not regretting the purchase

Last edited by Rissqua; 09-15-2011 at 03:23 AM.
09-17-2011, 02:47 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,442
Flick Champions HD is really a fresh take on sports gaming, it packs major bang-for-the-buck, the graphics are excellent, and it's polished to perfection.

The game consists of eight different sporting events, some of which need experience points to unlock, and any event can be played in Exhibition Mode or Cup Mode. Exhibition is a one-off match that provides a little XP, but Cup is a full-on multi-match tournament that provides XP for each match-up in the ladder.

The gameplay is oftentimes quite different from game to game, but most feel like dexterity board games, with hip little wooden blockheads for players (seriously, the devs should pitch a branded version of this to Lego). Soccer, for instance, has a field of stationary players and the ball gravitates toward the nearest player, so you have to pass it around on the pitch, then score a goal. In Basketball, you simply aim at the basket with each of your players, then shoot by dictating the angle and speed or length of your swipe. Hockey is much like Table Hockey. Mini-golf is excellent and it is much like you would imagine it (although without a windmill). Some of these may seem underwhelming, at first, but when viewed in the aggregate, it adds up to a worthwhile experience, in my opinion.

When you start to collect XP and unlock new sports, the game really starts to shine. The Archery game is dead-on perfect; I would pay a buck for that title alone! It's top-view, with you and your opponent each in your own lane, and the target is placed at one of several predefined distances. The windsock kicks up with a strength and direction and you have to draw the bow, set the angle and strength of the shot, then release. The arrow soars through the air and hits with a satisfying puff of dust and a player-facing target appears to show where your shot landed.

In each of these games, enough skill is needed to make it worthwhile, but as the title suggests, simple flicking is always the core mechanic, which just feels right to me. This is true for many of the sports and I can't wait to play it with my 5-year-old daughter, since I have yet to mention the best part...every event has a versus mode.

I'm a board game fanatic, so this game may very well appeal to me more than others, but I'm certainly happy with the purchase and wanted to share my findings.

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Last edited by djflippy; 09-17-2011 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Typo
09-17-2011, 06:48 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 269
This is flicking fun

This is the most fun I've had with an iOS game in a long time. Some of the games are more challenging and interesting than others, but all offer some degree of challenge and visual appeal. The tennis game is probably the weakest of the bunch (basically it's pong on steroids with little resemblance to tennis and no adherence to the rules of tennis), but the minigolf, archery, bowling and soccer games are more than worth the purchase price.
09-17-2011, 08:35 AM