Flipping burgers is more fun.
Online or multiplayer focused games are not my usually preference, but I’m always willing to give them a try since they can lead to some great and awesome moments, even fleeting. Flip Wars looks to take a simple idea and turn it into a fun, chaotic, and simple to play experience. Unfortunately, it really only get the “simple to play” part right.
Flip, over and over
The idea is easy enough. Take the little robot looking guys, move them around the checker like board, pound the ground and flip them to their color. The player with the most color covered on the board at the end of the time limit wins. It sort of feels like a minor version of Splatoon, but to a much, much lesser extent. The other mode is about knocking the other players off with the flip move. The third is a simple variation on that mode. This is all there is to it.
Price I’d Pay: $0.00
How long to beat: N/A
Control wise, it’s simple. Move the character, jump and pound to flip the squares. The only other method to use is a quick hit of a cancel jump. Preferably it could be used to trick players into thinking a flip will happen and then it doesn’t.
The game can be played single player, couch co-op or online. The online mode I couldn’t get to work. No one was ever playing the few times I tried. This left me with couch and solo. Both of which grew boring within a few minutes. The round felt chaotic and lacking any true skill. It’s as if I just needed to hit a button and repeatedly do so till the round ended. There truly isn’t much more to the game than that, and it’s a shame.
Imagine if the game offered unique worlds or designs in level layouts. Maybe even some bigger elements to get in the way of flipping the squares over. Maybe a capture the area sort of games. The only way I can accurately describe this is remember when playing Mario party and getting to that mini game that was simply crazy and more based on luck than anything else? Well that is Flip Wars in a nutshell, and it’s the entire game. It gets no better or worse.
Sure the price is cheap and for a few minutes most might be entertained but the level of repetition, dull gameplay, and boring visuals do nothing to make players want to continue the Flip Wars, and it’s ultimately a failure in almost every sense. The game works and doesn’t seem to have any huge issues, but that’s about the best I can say.
Review copy of game provided by publisher.