Air Hockey (iPhone) Review – Why I Like It Longer

I’m on a losing streak on Air Hockey for the iPhone having downloaded it earlier today when it was available for free (it’s back to 99 cents). After several lunch time games against my colleague, I found myself very impressed with the game but at the same time had a sheer look of horror at my scorelines.

The game is actually quite tough when you are playing against a AI-controlled opponent. What makes the AI-challenge even more worthwhile (aside from the practice) would be the OpenFeint achievements and leaderboards.

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Having said that, I find the 2 player multiplayer games are even more fun and they tend to attract a crowd. I can’t believe the number of times I shouted in disbelief when shots miraculously went into the goal. I got pwned even more when I decided to play with 2 pucks instead.

While Air Hockey’s graphics, controls and physics are top-notched,  I felt that the board was a little small, causing games to end too fast. This is despite the game using up the entire display real estate provided by the iPhone. Perhaps the game would have been a better fit on phones with extra long screens like the LG BL40 (check it out below):

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  1. IMCurtain.com January 27, 2010

    Nine Over Ten 9/10 » Air Hockey (iPhone) Review – Why I Like It Longer…

    I’m on a losing streak on Air Hockey for the iPhone having downloaded it earlier today when it was available for free (it’s back to 99 cents)….

  2. Nicholas Leong January 27, 2010

    Hrmm I don’t remember having much problem with it though. 😛

  3. kostas January 28, 2010

    hi in my blog (www.gamingeden.blogspot.com) i hold a special feature where people sent me a photo of their video games collection .you can sent me a foto of your video games collection too if you want at lamprouk@hotmail.com.
    i am looking forward to find a photo of your collection in my mailbox :):)