Review: AirHockey by Nicoteam


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Sports Games – Soccer, Golf, Air Hockey, Tennis + More. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: AirHockey by Nicoteam

AirHockey ($2) by Nicoteam also has some serious issues. On the surface, it looks a lot nicer than Personae’s design, but the game’s artificial intelligence and physics engines are screwy, such that we quickly saw our opponent stuck in the corner bouncing the puck back at itself, and later got engaged in extended but unrealistic and pointless high-speed volleys as the puck went back and forth at super speeds between two stationary mallets. The only cool thing about AirHockey is its goal sound, which blares like an air horn in stadium hockey, and the proportions of its mallets, which mightn’t be the easiest to see, but feel pretty good regardless. Still, this one needs work; the $2 asking price detracts from what otherwise felt like a better game than Personae’s. iLounge Rating: C.

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Company and Price

Company: Nicoteam


Title: AirHockey

Price: $2

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.