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After watching Dave Buehler miss his first career NFL field goal attempt for the Dallas Cowboys, I figured that I would see if I could do any better. Digitally, of course. I played soccer back in the day, but alas, that was back in the day.
Flick Kick Field Goal, by PikPok, actually came out before their other fantastic app, Flick Kick Football (soccer). Doing the reviews in backwards order is a strange way to go, but it's football season, and the masses want to kick field goals!
Like Flick Kick Football, the game is designed to be easy enough to pick up and put down at a moments notice, but hard enough to remain a challenge. Also like the soccer variety, the goal here is to kick as many field goals as you can in various modes. The modes include a "Sudden Death" mode, an "Arcade Mode," and a "Time Attack."
To kick the ball, all you have to do is slide your finger up the screen, simulating a kicking motion. The straighter your flick, the better the kick. If you curve your flick at the end, a little english will be put on the ball. Instead of just straight on kicks though, the game positions you all over the field and throws in a bit of wind, just to make things tough.
Flick Kick Field Goal does present a fair challenge and rates high on the "addict" scale, but compared to PikPok's other offerings, it's not quite up to par. The graphics area little muddy, the sound is just a background crowd loop and might as well not be there, and the wind isn't nearly as menacing as the great soccer free kick wall. Even with the negatives though, FKFG is a worthwhile play if you are so inclined to play a high score field goal kicking game. If you like soccer, though, I definitely would recommend Flick Kick Football.