This week’s Blue Plate Special was spotted by my son. He was browsing the app store on my wife’s phone and came to ask if he could play frisbee. He said, “Dad! I have to get this frisbee game! It looks so cool and I promise it is free!” He had a point, it did look cool and was in fact free, so I let him download it. When he later told me how much he liked it, I added it to my phone then to my iPad since the application is universal. Let’s take a look.
With summer coming up what better to get ready for fun in the sun than throwing a frisbee. Frisbee Forever is the officially licensed game from Wham-O Frisbees. The game sports HD three-dimensional graphics that fully utilize the Retina Display.
Go wild in the worlds of Frisbee® Forever! An Universal App for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad with super crisp HD and Retina 3D graphics.
Get ready for blast-off. Fly at breathtaking speed across more than 100 crazy tracks. Twist and turn in the California Theme Park, climb the majestic mountains in the Wild West or send the waves blazing in the Pirate filled Caribbean oceans. There’s a level for everyone!
Play with cool classic Wham-O® Frisbees® or brand new discs only available in Frisbee® Forever. Collect more than 100 Frisbees®, with plenty of trophies and secret bonuses to achieve.
Are you a Frisbee® Master? Get Frisbee® Forever in the app store now.
The goal of the game is to fly your Wham-O Frisbee through a course’s built-in 3D environments. To keep the disc flying, you must go through hoops which will boost the speed and provide correct altitude to reach the next one. As your frisbee flies through the levels you collect stars. The stars are not needed to finish the level but are required when opening new levels or buying new discs. Three stars in a level equals one big star. New levels are opened by purchasing them with the big stars as well as level up points which are earned as each level advances.
The game is controlled by either tilt or tap, which can be changed in the settings. Tilt controls means that you tilt the device to control its flight through the level. I liked this game play mode on the iPhone, but I preferred tap on the iPad due to the size of the iPad. When using the tap control, simply tap either side of the screen to bank the frisbee that direction. I also think I may prefer the tap controls since I come from the age of gaming where there was no motion control. I am the same way with driving games on the Wii. No matter which style of controls are your favorite, both are responsive and work well. If you are careful, every turn and dip can be successfully made with the flying frisbee.
There are currently 9 worlds with 10 levels each plus a bonus level world, also with 10 levels. Each world has a different theme and the levels increase difficulty as you progress. The levels are beautifully built with three-dimensional graphics and fun themes. Many levels use the scenery to interact with the flight path — such as flying through a covered wagon or in between the spokes of a ferris wheel. There are even levels where more than one path can be taken. Be sure you pick up as many stars as you can so that new world can be opened and all 100 levels defeated.
Frisbee Forever is a beautiful game with intuitive controls and challenging levels. There are enough levels to keep you coming back to earn new discs as well as finish all 100 levels. Both of my kids, my wife and myself have been playing the game for several days and it seems to keep getting better and better. The best part of the app is that it is free! You can buy stars as in app purchases to open levels quicker, but they all can be earned without purchasing anything. Go get Frisbee Forever here in the app store for free.
What I like: Unique idea for a game made with beautiful graphics and intuitive controls. It is fun!
What could be improved: No complaints yet, but would love to see an option to build levels.