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Optimum Air Hockey HD app review: a classic arcade style game

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Introduction

Air Hockey is one of those classic games you typically see in sports bars/restaurants and always seems to draw in the crowds. With the Optimum Air Hockey HD app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone you'll be able to enjoy the game wherever you are. The app provides players with an arcade recreation of the classic game and comes complete with 3D graphics for the ultimate experience. You're given a few different game tools and functions to ensure you get the right amount of challenge, plus you can choose your game mode.

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Optimum Air Hockey HD

$1.99

Face Off Against a Friend or the Computer

So who will you be playing against in the Optimum Air Hockey HD app? Well that’s up to you because you can face off against the computer or a friend. When you play in two-player mode you're given that true classic experience of the game. Playing against the computer is still fun and challenging, especially since you can pick your difficulty level. There are four different levels starting at Easy and working up to Pro. As mentioned this is an arcade classic but here you're given some polished 3D graphics that make the game feel all the more realistic.

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The app hasn't been updated in more than two years with its last update being a major overhaul. Because that update was so long ago it's desperately in need of yet another update. Even still the app scores very high with users who have given it 4.5 out of five stars. Players seem to be quite happy with the game but would like to see some adjustments made to the game controls/the way the paddle is handled.

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What the Game Offers

As far as the gameplay experience goes with the Optimum Air Hockey HD app players will enjoy the fact it uses real-life physics. This helps the game stay true and easier to control. There is the classic theme that you can use or you can pick one of the other themes offered. Obviously this is a great way to customize the experience. The additional themes are the Fruit Shoot (it features bright and colorful paddles and a puck), the Ice theme (it looks like a frozen hockey rink), and the Bling theme (check out the blinged-out puck, paddles, and table top). Additionally it's up to you to choose the game length: pick from three, five, or seven points.

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Optimum Air Hockey HD

$1.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The game offers a variety of themes
  • It uses real-life physics for realistic gameplay
  • Choose your game mode
  • Choose your difficulty level
  • The experience is classic and fun

Cons

  • Players would like to see improvements made to the way the paddles are controlled
  • This app is in need of updates and enhancements overall

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Final Thoughts

The Optimum Air Hockey HD app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone will deliver realistic air hockey action to your mobile device. It’s got a variety of features, yet still could do with some overall updates. It might not be one of the best arcade apps, but it certainly is a viable option for the air hockey enthusiasts. 

Optimum Air Hockey HD

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