NFL Flick Kicker
Step onto the field and do what the Baltimore Ravens couldn't.
Kicking a field goal through the uprights seems easy enough. You line up, wait for the snap and then boot the pigskin. Anyone's grandma can do it, right?
Not if you ask Billy Cundiff. The Baltimore Ravens' vilified kicker missed a 32-yard field goal in the 2012 AFC championship to send the game into overtime. His blunder may have cost the team a trip to this Sunday's Super Bowl against the New York Giants, which the New England Patriots are more than happy to attend in the Ravens' place.
Truth be told, you need to take into account factors that make the kick difficult, the wind for starters. How many miles per hour and what direction? Then you have the enormous pressure that comes from millions of people around the U.S. watching that one specific moment. You're either the hero or the goat.
That's the idea behind Full Fat's NFL Flick Kicker, where the goal is to essentially avoid turning into Billy Cundiff. At least on the positive side, you don't have to face Raven's linebacker Ray Lewis in the locker room.
You basically have two modes with variations of each. The first, In The Zone, gives you three footballs as lives and tasks you with kicking as many field goals as possible by simply flicking upwards along the screen. It's a bit trickier than that, since wind does play a huge role, but that's the gist.
Next up is Coffin Corner, which covers punting the football to various highlighted areas to score points. Definitely tougher than making field goals, especially since the developers only give you ten kicks. Our advice? Make the best of them. Otherwise, you'll remain at the bottom of the Game Center leaderboards.
Finally, as an added bonus, the app does include the NFL license, so you not only select a favorite team, but also put your name on the back of a jersey. Nice touch.
Additional modes would have been nice, but at $0.99, NFL Flick Kicker is a good way to pass the time, even during actual football games. So easy, you can do it from the couch.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
What's Hot: NFL license, easy to grasp controls, Game Center support, not having to look Ray Lewis in the eyes.
What's Not: Could use different modes, does little we haven't seen before.