How long can you flip?
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 14 Feb 2018, tested on HTC One M8
Responsive controls, great aesthetic, fun gameplay
Features a large ad banner at the bottom of the screen
Do you remember being a kid and discovering how easy it was to make yourself dizzy by spinning around in a circle really fast? Flippy for Android is a game that wants to try and make you just as dizzy as you try to quickly react to its arcade-like gameplay that rely on fast reflexes and the ability to follow flippy situations.
Gameplay is a little difficult to nail down here because it’s a little erratic. To try and put it simply, you’re trying to run along a twisting, twirling pipe for as long as you can. Sounds pretty easy except that there are huge spikes set along your path. You can’t jump to avoid the spikes, instead, you’ll need to tap the screen to change the side of the tube your character is running on. This is pretty easy to follow when your character is moving rather slowly and there are long periods of time in between each switch. However, that only lasts a bit before you find yourself constantly flipping back and forth.
You’ll collect points as you play through the game and these points can be used to do a variety of things. The most fun of which involves unlocking new characters to play as. You don’t get any special powers by unlocking new characters, they’re just something new to look at inside the game, but it still breathe some fresh air into the game when things begin to feel a bit stale.
Overall, I was a little surprised to find that I enjoyed Flippy because it’s developed by Ketchapp. While the game does start off with a fullscreen ad and there happens to be a large banner ad at the bottom of the screen, I never saw a video ad that I didn’t voluntarily click on. Overall, the game is good fun.