Publisher: Full Fat
I am a golfer so I thoroughly enjoy golf games for my iPad and iPhone, however since I like to play them so much I have quite a few of them and have found that many golf games created for iDevices are not on par for the course, if you will. I was going to say “subpar” but that would mean, in golf terminology, that the game would be better than normal.
So anyway, I got Flick Golf right before a business trip so I have had a fair amount of travel time reserved just for this game. First of all, I knew nothing about this game before firing it up for the first time on my iPad and to be honest, my initial reaction was disappointment. I was frustrated because I expected a full-blown golf game with courses that consisted of actual tee boxes and greens. The best way I can explain this game is that you are target shooting and the hole is your target.
Let me back up a little. When the game starts you are given two choices, Quickshot and World Tour. I immediately went for World Tour.
The next screen gives you four choices; however you have to unlock all of them except the first one. So, I started with the beginner’s course.
Right away you notice that the graphics are fantastic! The grass, the course, the water – it all looks amazing. Even beautiful clouds slowly float across the sky. You can tell a lot of time went into the visual design of the game.
However, once I started playing I realized this is not really a golf game. It’s more of a driving range game. You don’t get to pick the club you use, no matter how far away you are. All you do is flick the ball. Then once the ball is in the air, you flick the ball to control where it goes. You can even control the ball after it bounces, all the way up until it rolls.
Each course consists of one hole with three different tee boxes. You get nine total hits, three from each spot. The real challenge for this game is the wind and the score you have to obtain to unlock the next course. Every time you move farther from the hole the wind increases. In the last course the wind will get as high as 30 mph and the score need to complete the game is almost unreachable. You will need multiple hole in ones in a row.
Don’t get me wrong, I had fun playing this game and you likely will too if you take it for what it is. Just don’t go in expecting a full blown golfing experience. If you are into golf games and don’t really know much about golf and just want to hit some hole in ones, then this is the game for you. If you want a golf simulator, keep looking.