Well, as it happens, I do not love everything, and Fling a Thing is a fine example of a thing that I do not love. It’s not even particularly bad, but I absolutely freakin’ hated every second of it.
In Fling a Thing you have a stupid dragonfly thingy (or a stupid ghost – the other playable character from the get-go), and the goal is essentially to collect/burst all the moving bubbles in each level.
In terms of controls, all you have to do is set the angle and launch the dragonfly/ghost with a flick. You have a limited number of shots, and every few levels you get the chance to replenish your stock. Sigh. I’m almost falling asleep thinking about it right now.
In a failed attempt to keep things interesting, there’s the obligatory array of power-ups. For example, bubble gum keeps you bouncing longer, there’s an egg that explodes – creating a bigger blast radius, and a few other things that’ve already been erased from my short-term memory.
There are a couple of extra levels to purchase for 200 stars, and a range of unlockable characters priced from 50 to 600 stars. I reckon you can expect to earn around 50 stars per hour, so you’re looking at a lot of Fling a Thing gaming time if you want those extras.
That is, of course, unless you choose to BUY STARS. Boo.
You can also download and install recommended apps to earn bonus stars. Well, supposedly. I was promised 1,000 stars for grabbing Big Business, but they didn’t appear. Maybe that’s why I’m in such a bad mood.
Anyway, in case you hadn’t guessed yet, I really didn’t like Fling a Thing.
- You don’t have to play it
- It’s free
- Earning stars takes aaaages
- Intermittent full-screen ads
Summary: Burst bubbles.
Developer: Big Blue Bubble
Requires: Android 1.6 or above
Price: free @ Android Market