Cricket is a complex game, so it's no surprise that one of the newest Cricket games in the App Store for the iPad is a flick game -- one that makes the game more accessible and enjoyable for a wide audience of both diehard and casual cricket fans. Even still, the app has its fair share of menus and options that will take some time to get used to as you start playing. Fortunately, the developer has included a very concise tutorial that walks you through the basics of the matching system, how to set up new matches, and how to play in World Championship mode.
The game itself is very simple. Set up a match, flick away, and score however many runs you need to win that match before the balls run out. Like all flick games, it focuses on the most exciting component of the game, scoring, and allows you to level your way up against either AI or human opponents. While the game is free, you are given only a certain number of Action Balls that will reset only after a certain amount of time has passed. Ads can also be removed with a single one-time purchase. Also optional, you can sign into Facebook and create matches against friends who also have the same game. Matches move quickly so expect to use up those balls rapidly.
If you are seeking a robust, multifaceted cricket game that emulates the many complex components of the game, this is not it. However, if you want a quick, enjoyable game in which you score as many runs as possible and face off against your friends through an active matching system, Flick Cricket HD is a fantastic game, brimming with style, loaded with options, and incredibly addictive.