Is the new mobile game, Flippy Knife, the simplest and most addicting mobile game since Flappy Bird? Beresnev Games recently released this game to critical acclaim and well, I can’t seem to put it down. It is both addicting yet infuriating. This is my Chill Review of:
Beresnev Games did a great job reaching out to knife companies around the world to use their designs within the game. Each knife has its own perks. Some earn you more points, some are lighter and some are heavier. You will find that the weight of the knives makes a big difference in gameplay and each part of the game requires something different. The name of the game is simple. Just flip your knife and earn points. There are four game options to try your hand at, each as frustrating and fun as the last.There are also badges to earn along the way that reward you for unique things throughout the game.
In the Combo game, you are to select your knife and try to flip it as many times in the air as you can all while staying within the limits of the tree stump platform. I am terrible at this game! The trick is to choose a knife suitable for vertical flipping. I find that curved blades increase your chances of sticking your landing. Land 8 combos in a row and receive a bonus chest of gold coins which you can use to purchase new knives.
Pro-Tip: My knife of choice is the Korr by Hoffman Blacksmithing. I find that it is suitable for all for games due to its curved shape!
Arcade is a funner, more time consuming game. You will start off on one platform in a room and the goal is to flip your knife forward strategically enough to land on another platform. The further you go, the more gold coins you receive. This one takes a lot of practice as the slightest force in your finger can send the knife hurling into the void. The trick is to be gentle and have good coordination.
Easily the most straight forward game in the app, Target is pretty self explanatory. Fling your knife forward to stick the target. You don’t have to get a bullseye but the better it hits, the more points you’ll receive. Land 8 shots in a row anywhere on the target, and the Golden chest hanging from the top of the tree will fall and break open to reveal tons of extra gold coins! I have probably spent more time on this particular game than the others as it is a simple way to pass the time and it is even fun for children!
Pro-Tip: If you make 8 shots and the box falls, wait until the debris clears before throwing your next knife to continue to stack your score. Due to the physics of the game, if you knife hits a piece of debris, it’ll bounce off and your streak will come to an end.
Last but certainly not least is the Climb game. This is easily my favorite and the most addicting. In this game, you start at the bottom of a canyon and the goal is to hurl your knife to the other end, sticking the landing. Once you do, you do the same thing but towards the other end. The goal is to climb high enough to exit the canyon. There are gold coins floating along the way that you can hit to collect. In the canyon there are crevices and ridges that make it more difficult to stick a straight landing so aim cautiously!
Pro-Tip: This game is best performed with a knife or axe that is either heavy, or double edged. Double Edged knives give your chances of sticking a boost. Heavier Knives will make it easier to toss and not flip too much making a landing more possible.
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Simple Games that aren’t over complicated.
Cool, cartoony design.
Large selection of knives.
Some of the gameplay physics can be frustrating.
You should be able to earn more coins per game as the cost of knives is staggering.
Games are simple and fun but are pretty difficult to complete.
Score: 4.5/5 Slices
Flippy Knife brings us back a game that we can play on our phones to pass the time that isn’t overdone and complicated. It takes me back to the days of Flappy Bird and Temple Run. A game that can be so frustrating but in a good way. I try to show everyone this game because I only want to see it get better. It will make you wonder how no one thought of something so simple before Flippy Knife.