REVIEW – “Fast paced volleyball action on your mobile device!”
There are tons of apps available in Apple’s App Store, but unfortunately, it’s not always that easy to find a game that feels new and is a lot of fun, but this game does just that! While there have been lots of sports games in the App Store, there have been very few volleyball games. This game takes you right into the action as you travel the world competing in beach volleyball!
The game loads quickly and takes you to a main menu screen. The background music here is decent, typical upbeat sports music. It does get a little old after a while but is iOverTheNet 2 – iPhone App Reviewalso easy to turn off by either putting your device on vibrate or by turning it off in the “Setup” menu. There are a couple of other options available here like the ability to change the camera view and your player name.
One thing that I think a lot of people will notice quickly is that there is only one difficulty setting. The reason that I think people will notice it is that this game is very difficult when you first start playing it. I would highly recommend that everyone check out the tutorial video that is available because it does a good job of visually illustrating how the controls work. Without the video, it is definitely not easy to figure out.
Once you are ready to get started there are two modes of play. “Single Game,” and “World Tour.” In the single game mode, you get to choose a city to play in and your opponent, while in the world tour you will play several games, moving from place toi place and playing different opponents. You’ll notice that there are quite a few teams to choose from and even more destinations to play at.
itself is a lot of fun if you’re willing to learn how to play. I found very quickly that the “auto motion” feature makes it almost impossible to do well because the AI for moving your player is very poor. While the manual control iOverTheNet 5 – iPhone App Review(via a small D-pad in the lower left corner) takes some getting used to, it actually works quite well once you adjust to it, and is the only way that you will be able to compete against the computer.
I found that most of the controls were pretty easy except for the “swipe” that is used to spike the ball and jump serve. The problem I had with it was that it was very difficult to figure out whether it was my location in the air, the speed of my swipe, or the direction of my swipe when it didn’t work right. It was not quite as bad while spiking as the serving though. I found that if I tried to jump serve I ended up not getting it over the net more often than not. With all of that said, I was eventually able to adjust to the swiping controls.
If you like a challenge I think that you’ll find this game to be a blast. While there are a few small flaws in the gameplay itself, specifically that it is almost impossible to hit the ball over the net before the third strike even if you want, this game still manages to be a lot of fun and the graphics are extremely nice. If you enjoy volleyball this could very well be the game that you’ve been waiting for. So my question is if you’re still reading this review what are you waiting for? Head to the App Store and grab your copy of iOverTheNet today!