cskimbrell | Jan 30, 2009 Games
Flik by myCodeStudio, LLC takes the game “Breakout” or “Bricks” or “Half-Pong” (Yea I made that last one up.. meh :P) and stands it on its head, which is a good thing. I’ve been playing this game the past few days and can say that is something that I’ve ben enjoying in my spare time. After loading the game the first time, I figured I was going to be playing a Breakout clone, but I quickly found out that the game controlled a bit different.
At the bottom of the screen you control a device (Gun) that can be moved left or right. You can choose from your arsenal of weapons (Bubbles, Bouncy Balls, Rockets, Etc.) along the bottom of the screen then with a flick of your finger you fire off a shot in the direction you flicked. If your weapon strikes a block or target, the object will disappear from the screen, although some blocks take multiple hits before they will vanish from the screen. As you destroy blocks some of them will grant you with more ammo, or more time to complete the level with. Ultimately, the object of each level is to destroy all the targets before the time runs out. Bubbles pop upon impact, Bouncy balls continue to fly around the screen until they finally fall off, and rockets blast through everything in their path. The game seems simple, but with varying difficulty modes and 30 levels it may take you some time to reach the final board.
If I had to find some flaws in the game, it would be that sometimes you’ll send a large chunk of your time playing waiting on a bouncy ball to fall off the screen or disappear. Also, if you are not careful you can flick too lightly and your ball will move very very slowly across the screen. With time being such an issue, you can easily lose a level due to these small details. Also, There are three difficulty levels, but they are the same 30 levels repeated. As you choose a higher difficulty, you just get less ammo and time to complete each level. Id love to see more levels, and possibly a game mode where you don’t have to start over after 3 lives. Unlimited Play?
There really isn’t much to say about Flik, but to tell you to try it out. Its an enjoyable game that is easy to play in quick bursts and fun at the same time. For those that want to try it out, there is a Flik Lite version on the app store for free and is definitely worth checking out!