Tick Flick Lite: Physics Puzzling with Cannon-Powered Fun

Price: Free

Tick Flick Lite: iPhone App Video and Written Review

Tick Flick Lite for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, we really like physics puzzlers. Maybe it’s in the way we get to use our noggin while simultaneously doing something unbelievably fun, but there’s just something about the genre that really gets our hearts and minds going. With that as it is, we’re tickled pink to introduce you to Tick Flick Lite, by developer Glitch Game Studios. The app offers a near perfect mix of Angry Birds and marbles wrapped in an engaging game world with incredible graphics. And if your interest has been piqued, you need only to scroll down below the break to view our whole thought on this great new physics puzzling application for the iPhone and iPad!

Concept and Gameplay

As stated, Tick Flick Lite falls very squarely into the genre of physics puzzling on the iPhone—no pun intended. The app has players using a cannon filled with a certain number of shots, firing the missiles out and into the levels. The idea is then to place and aim your objects in such a way that they bounce, ricochet, roll, and otherwise drop through the stars that have been scattered around, ultimately arriving inside the crate at the end. To fully navigate the level, and to get the most points possible, the players will need to correctly place the missiles with the right force, the right trajectory and the right finesse. It can get quite difficult at times, but if you screw up, you can always use the redo button to have another go. All in all, it’s quite an engaging mix, and though the gameplay doesn’t change much throughout the levels, it’s still more than enough to hold our interest. And, as mentioned, it’s not a straight Angry Birds clone, which is a tremendous boon in our book!

Graphics and Design

Tick Flick Lite for iPhone

Tick Flick Lite for iPhone

In addition, the graphics that you’ll find with Tick Flick Lite are spot-on. The game features a rich and vibrant world that reminded us a lot of Donkey Kong, though we aren’t quite sure why. Either way, the sprites are lively, the backgrounds vibrant, and the physics exactly as we expect it to be. Our only real complaint is with the level design: There’s not much variation in the game mechanic itself, which means you’ll be doing the same things, albeit with modified levels, for most of the game.

Overall Value

Still, considering Tick Flick Lite is completely free in the App Store, and comes with a lot of content to blast through, we can hardly knock it. And as future updates will surely bring along a plethora of new content for us to play through, we have high  hopes for Tick Flick Lite. It’s a barrel of fun to play, it’s innovative, and it’s got a quality graphics set to coddle you with. If that’s not a recommendation, then we haven’t got a clue what is!

Tick Flick LiteTick Flick Lite requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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