Flappy Golf is perhaps the only good thing to rise from the Flappy Bird craze that plagued the app store for weeks. Originally it started as a joke with Noodlecake Studios taking the courses from their already successful Super Stickman Golf 2 (another great game), and having it feature a flapping golf ball. Its original and addicting gameplay soon attracted enough interest to warrant its own full length game.
The objective is to get the ball into the hole in as few flaps as possible, by tapping the buttons to either flap to the left or to the right. You must sink the ball under a certain number to earn gold stars, and if you have what it takes after you’ve completed the game, superstars. It sounds simple, but add in 52 courses full of buzz saws, lasers, and sticky pink goop and you will find that true control over the ball takes some serious skill. Earning all the superstars is an undertaking that only the most talented and determined flappers will complete, and the feeling of accomplishment after doing so felt on par with some of the other major achievements of my life. That was until they released 20 more courses with an update, which I am still working to beat.
A large amount of unlocks and a solid multiplayer makes it a game that will last. Multiplayer mode offers a whole new mechanic to the game by switching the objective to be a race to the hole where you can play with up to eight people over Bluetooth or four people over wifi. Additionally by winning matches you earn points to unlock different balls and trails, giving you something to work for.
While this game is a gem, it does have its flaws. For one there is an ad in the bottom center of the screen that is always there during game play. While one can’t complain too much because the game is free, it would be nice to at least have the option to pay a dollar to make it go away. Similarly the first hole you play after opening the game each time will have a perfectly timed surprise ad pop up right as you make your first flap so you click it almost every time. While these are annoying it doesn’t take too much away from the gameplay.
- Tons of content
- Original concept, and good gameplay
- Strong Multiplayer
- Permanent ad and surprise pop ups
This game is a hidden gem with a creative and original concept with plenty of content and unlocks to keep you playing.