Kicking field goals and extra points can be an exciting element of football, especially since a person's golden foot can occasionally dictate which team wins or loses. Add weather conditions and the kicker's temperament into the equation, and suddenly field goals are almost as exciting as scoring a touchdown. Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 attempts to show us that kicking can be fun and exciting, and since it's a free download, how could this app possibly screw it up?

All you need to do is swipe your finger on your device as the football attempts to safely get past the uprights. Each kick will be scored based on your overall accuracy, and the game ends when you miss three field goal attempts. Your kicker will be challenged with longer distances after making a successful field goal, and as his scoring streak gets longer, his challenges get harder.

The biggest obstacle in Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 are the winds that come from either direction, which means a straight finger swipe just won't cut it for your harder kicks. I try to kick my ball into the wind and let its gusts blow the football towards the promise land. Unfortunately, my plan didn't work this time around.

Many free to play apps appear enticing enough to download, but they may get immediately turned off by the ton of ads that hinder the actual experience. I'd love to say Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 was above all this madness, but unfortunately, there is just way too much advertising for my taste. Its biggest no-no, however, is taking us to advertisements while a kick occurs, thus temporarily putting a stop to the game while taking you to another window for a few seconds. This is a total buzz kill which hinders your kicking, and since our main screen is already plastered with ads, why redirect us during our kicks?

I don't mind a few of those ads, especially since I may actually meet a new girl after checking out her photos! Oh wait, dinner is off since I have to plunk down $2.99 to pick my college team for the app. Paying three bucks for a simple customization feature? Absolutely horrific.

Football fans who don't mind all the ads and just want to swipe to their hearts content, may enjoy Flick Kick Field Goal 2014, especially since you can recruit your Facebook friends to a game. Boosts which give you a better zone for kicking, or the chance to eliminate all weather conditions for one kick are also available, and they add bit of flavor as well. Also, the crowd noise is pretty lively and realistic, and the score features a lively, band oriented rendition of the 'Star Spangled Banner.' So it does have its merits, and you should be completely fine if these promos and in-app purchases don't get your goat.

I will continue to occasionally play Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 since I'm it's a totally easy app to just play while you're on the run or waiting in line. The ads are a total downer, and once they annoy me again I'll immediately head over and open up another app. It's a decent enough title for the football enthusiast who has nothing better to do during commercials, and even though this isn't a ringing endorsement, my kicking days are far from over.


App Store Link: Flick Kick Field Goal 2014 for iPhoneiPad | By Prodigy Design Unlimited  | Price: Free  | Version: 1.0.0 | 18.4 MB | Rating: 4+

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