Publisher: Candycane Apps
Fling! is an addicting iPhone and iPod Touch puzzler that entails flicking fuzzy balls, or furballs, at each other. The object of the game is to only have one furball left on the screen. To eliminate the other balls you must bump them off the screen using another ball. Balls can only go up, down, left, or right. Each of the 25 levels is different and the game gives you a ton of content for just a dollar.
The gameplay is fairly simple. You just flick a ball toward the ball you want bumped off the screen. If you think you have made a bad move, no worries, there is a back button that allows you to put the balls back move by move. And if you get really stuck, there is a “cheat” button that shows you the next move. The problem with the “cheat” button is that if you have already messed up beyond completion then you must revert back to where the puzzle is still solvable. But beware, you cannot use the “cheat” button and still move on to the next level.
The audio in this one is well done. The main song isn’t annoying or overbearing. I didn’t even mute it (which is something I usually always do in puzzle games). The sound effects are also nice and clean. You get little noises when you flick, bump, and complete a level as well as use the back button.
The graphics are great. The detail on the furballs is about as good as you can get on an iDevice. The top down perspective was a good choice as it makes it easy to see all of the balls in one view. Even the fuzzy playing field stands out. The menus and buttons have a great professional look and the games colors really work well together.
Overall, if you are a fan of puzzle games, this is a good one and is worth the money. It has hours of gameplay and is quite a bit different from level to level. The first 6 levels flew by and I really didn’t have to pay attention to what I was doing in order to move forward. Once I got to level 7, I started to really have to think ahead and plan my moves carefully and that is when it became a lot of fun.
Overall Value for it’s $.99 price point
Overall Value: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Graphics: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Sound: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Controls: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars