Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Ring Fling owes a ton to Air Hockey, the game that’s taken over many a family vacation. For that reason alone, it makes for a great party game as well as a quite satisfying single player title.
Like Air Hockey, players take opposing sides and must fling rings at each other. These rings are just the facilitators to victory, however, with the shapes being used to direct a star shaped object at the opponent. Fling that star based puck across the opponent’s goal and gain a point. First one to reach 10 points wins the game.
It’s simple stuff but great fun. Amongst friends, it makes for an immensely frantic yet enjoyable time. Matches never take long to complete but the urge to keep playing is consistently there. It’s possible to play with between 1 and 4 players, with a corner assigned to each player for ease of use. Variety comes in the form of different modifiers that can be unlocked and offer benefits for the rings. Some will make the rings huge while others make them faster. Holding a finger down charges the ring up, gradually making it bigger and harder hitting. The pucks come in two forms – either one large shape or three, smaller stars, each invoking different subtle strategical requirements.
It’s annoying that other options are a little limited such as the inability to adjust how many points are required to win a match, but what is there is a fun and challenging game, whether played alone or with friends. It would have been nice to see more modifiers, also. Minor problems aside and Ring Fling is a much more exciting game than its gaudy neon exterior suggests. Amongst friends, it’s quite unrivalled in the fun it offers.
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