Another soccer ball kicking video game? You bet, and it's wonderful.
Now that the constantly happening football is back to distract us from the mundanity of modern life, what better than to spend our remaining spare time delivering imaginary free kicks with our index fingers?
Except, of course, we've been here before. Several times in fact, with Flick Kick Football, Flick Football and even Full Fat's own (rather expensive) Dead Ball Specialist giving us hours of ball-bending fun. But if an idea's good enough, you may as well keep on reviving it until we get bored.
In common with Full Fat's excellent Flick Golf title, a decent portion of Flick Soccer's charm comes from the addition of insane post-shot after touch, and it works just as well here.
It also brings plenty of modes to the party, comprising Quickshot, Endurance, Challenge, Crossbar and Smash it. Of the five, Challenge Mode tweaks your OCD gland most feverishly.
The idea isn't simply to beat the keeper in a sequence of dead-ball scenarios but to hit the designated target with laser-guided precision. The closer to the bullseye, the more you score, and various medal tiers keep you coming back for more long after you've qualified for the next skill level.
Elsewhere, Crossbar mode tests your ability to deliberately smack the woodwork while multiplier and extra time icons drift gently past, and Smash It tasks you with breaking panes of glass against the clock, Virtua Tennis style.
Endurance and Quickshot modes most closely resemble what you'll have played before, with both opting for the simple score-as-much-as-you-can formula, but the latter set against the clock and the former adopting the lives-based system.
Both are still as benignly addictive as you'd expect, but you'd be forgiven for feeling burned out from overexposure to rival incarnations. GameCenter leaderboards add that necessary element of competition, but it's a shame that this is as far as multiplayer competition extends.
If you haven't already given yourself carpal tunnel syndrome playing these games, then Flick Soccer is a great place to start. It's hardly a masterclass in reinvention, but just like Flick Golf, the tough part is finding the time to stop playing.
Used under license from Eurogamer.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
What's Hot: Nice variety of modes, super addictive, Game Center.
What's Not: No iPad HD version, no multiplayer.