FreeFlick Champions is one of our favorite iOS sports games because it takes well known sports, and re-imagines them for a touch screen. The sequel, Flick Champions Summer Sports, introduces eight new sports. The new sports are all connected to the Olympics to align with the 2016 Olympics in Rio. There is swimming, running, volleyball, javelin toss, volleyball, handball, kayaking, hammer throw, and synchronized swimming. All eight events are made for touch allowing you to tap, flick, and swipe to get your athlete swimming, running, shooting, setting, throwing, and more.
Like the original Flick Champions, there are a number of events allowing you to play cups for three difficulties for each event. There is also championship mode providing four sports of progressing difficulty. You can play any single event in a quick match, and there’s a new daily challenge feature with three goals to aim for everyday. The game also includes 40 upgrades to purchase to help you in individual sports. The game is packed with content to provide you plenty of incentive to keep competing in these flick sports.
The Summer Sports edition does suffer the same fate as in the original by making some of the sports excellent, but leaving others a hassle to play. The running, swimming, volleyball, javelin toss, and synchronized swimming are all made very well. The kayaking is terrible, and handball and hammer throw are only marginally better. Each game has the problem where it seems like the power of your flicks isn’t always properly recognized by the game, yet it’s such an essential part of each sport you would think it would be more responsive. The country tournament and medal set-up will keep you playing, though your finger will begin to burn with all of the flicking.
Flick Champions Summer Sports ($0.99 -> Free, Universal) is great for Olympics time, and there’s a lot of content and sports to flick with.