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What's it about?
FLIP MASTER avoids story to focus on different athletes strutting their stuff on the trampoline. Controls are simple: Just tap and hold various icons to perform different tricks. The longer you jump without landing on your head or hitting the edge of the trampoline, the more points your character (be it man, woman, dog, or even dinosaur) scores. Jumpers earn coins as well as points as they jump, and these can be used to buy power-ups that improve athletes' performance, or purchase additional athletes and trampolines. Periodically, gameplay is interrupted by an ad for another game or service, and players are encouraged to watch more ads to extend gameplay or earn additional coins.
Is it any good?
This app provides a fun, more balanced amount of play from the developer's previous flipping game, Flip Diving, as long as you're willing to wade through lots of ads. The trampoline setting is more forgiving, allows more room for error, and gives players more time to improve their skills. Because of this, earning new items and tricks is less of a grind, and short play sessions can still feel worthwhile. Some things remain the same -- spending coins to spin for random items/power-ups for instance -- but again, since it doesn't take as long to earn currency, the random aspect isn't as bothersome. Also the same are the invasive ads. There's no option to pay for an ad-free version, so every few levels you have to sit through an ad for another game or service. On top of that, you're given the option to watch ads to earn coins. Yes, this is optional, but since doing this is a fast-track to in-app purchases, it's too tempting to ignore. Still, even with the ever-present ads, Flip Master is a distinct improvement on the previous app and successfully ups the ante when it comes to mobile entertainment.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free (Contains optional in-app purchases.)
- Release date: August 29, 2017
- Category: Sports Games
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
- Size: 223.50 MB
- Publisher: Miniclip
- Version: 1.5.10
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 and up; Android 4.1 and up
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