The problem with golf games is that an extraordinarily high standard has been set by EA Sports' Tiger Woods series, that even EA Sports has trouble competing with its previous year's game. Still following me? Basically, golf games have a lot to live up to and Flick Golf does a good job at standing up for itself.
There are plenty of golf games available to download these days - we're actually spoilt for choice. The key to making a golf game a success is all about the tempo, if you download a golf game that takes 30 seconds to set up each shot, then you've downloaded a dud. Flick Golf knows this, and that's why they have created a golf game that is played at a frantic pace. Which is nerve rockingly brilliant.
Golfers will never tire of telling you that the game is won and lost with putting. Not Flick Golf. This game is all about your tee shot. Which may seem a bit odd at first, but once you go round 18-holes in under a minute you'll get over it. The aim of the game, you see, is all about accuracy. You get one shot and the closer to the pin you get, the more points you score - if you get a hole-in-one then…well we haven't got a hole-in-one yet, but watch this space, we'll let you know what you get when we eventually hit an ace (it can't be that difficult!)
Thankfully, this is not just a one diminutional game. As well as variable yardages and wind speeds/direction, you also get six different course from around the virtual world and three different game settings. Like a real life golf swing, Flick Golf's swing is a difficult beast to master. You have to get the angle, shape, distance and spin of your flick just right. The saying it's easy to learn difficult to master couldn't be more apt.
Is it worth £0.99? In a word, 'maybe'. It's a good game, and it's pretty fun. But it's definitely lacking certain aspects. I would have loved to have seen a tournament mode, where you can play a Masters-esque style game, or a Ryder Cup/Match Play format. But at the end of the day it costs less than a pound and it's entertaining, what more could you really ask from a golf app?