We first saw the beginnings of Freeverse's Flick Baseball at WWDC last year, and I can only imagine how long it had been in development before then. Much like the recently released Warpgate [iPhone: $4.99 / iPad: $7.99], it's immediately evident that a lot of time and effort went in to this game.

Flick Baseball is a full 3D baseball game that looks and plays a lot like a fleshed out version of Com2Us's Homerun Battle 3D [$4.99 / Free] with 3D players, tilt to aim batting, and some extra features such as being able to control your runners and where your outfielders throw the ball. Since Homerun Battle 3D is still one of my favorite iPhone games, I'm really happy with how Freeverse seems to have captured a very similar batting mechanic that works extremely well.

I've barely begun to scratch the surface of Flick Baseball, as we'll be saving that for our in-depth look in our full review, but this is a very complete baseball game. You can play both 3 and 9 inning baseball games in two different difficulty modes, and the entire game is driven by this crazy subsystem of player statistics. Some players bat better than others and as such have a much larger hit zone when they swing, and others require your aim to be practically perfect when batting to hit. There are tons of other stats that control every attribute of each player of your team.

34 teams are included, and you can build your own team with a custom name, lineup, uniform color, roster, stats, and everything else. You could likely spend hours doing nothing other than building custom teams in this game if you wanted to. There are full 11, 33, 66, and 165 game season modes with all kinds of stat tracking, a playoff mode, and the games even change from night to day depending on the actual time of day it is in the city you're playing at.

Here is a video of me playing a couple innings, which features a lot of strike outs and a beginner's luck home run:


Flick Baseball should be available May 3rd, so keep an eye out for a full review and another video of me (hopefully) hitting nothing but home runs with my tricked out custom baseball team. So far I'm really enjoying the game a lot, and look forward to getting deeper in to it.

  • Ron

    Looks pretty cool. Lol at the 719 ft homer!!

  • Ron

    Looks pretty cool. Lol at the 719 ft homer!!

  • Dan

    ironic to see the homerun battle 3D banner at the bottom :)

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      You realize that that's how ad feeds work, right?

  • Dan

    ironic to see the homerun battle 3D banner at the bottom :)

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      You realize that that's how ad feeds work, right?

  • cj

    How does this look on the iPad and any iPad version coming?

  • cj

    How does this look on the iPad and any iPad version coming?

  • pacfika

    very impressive and slick

  • pacfika

    very impressive and slick

  • Will090

    No control of fielding other than the base thrown to? That sucks, I at least wanted to have to run the players to the ball

  • Will090

    No control of fielding other than the base thrown to? That sucks, I at least wanted to have to run the players to the ball

  • mbrew

    Those Cuban uniforms are awesomely ugly. Looks like a great game, though!

    • mikey pewpewpew

      Well, it's a good thing that you can change the uniform if you don't like it.

  • mbrew

    Those Cuban uniforms are awesomely ugly. Looks like a great game, though!

    • mikey pewpewpew

      Well, it's a good thing that you can change the uniform if you don't like it.

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    The players appear to be faceless.

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    The players appear to be faceless.

  • frogtorch

    Well, I'll be! It lives!

  • frogtorch

    Well, I'll be! It lives!

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Anyone have the direct link to the video? It's not not showing up for me or some reason :/

    • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

      Just kidding, it works now :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Anyone have the direct link to the video? It's not not showing up for me or some reason :/

    • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

      Just kidding, it works now :)

  • doubter

    So the ball just conveniently bounces to the fielder, so you only have to touch the base to throw? Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

    • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

      Ah, good point, I didn't notice that until you mentioned it.

      That takes out a huge crucial dimension to playing the game, weak.

      • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

        No, the fielder (a professionally paid baseball player) moved in front of the ball.

        You have a ton of control in the game on what you want your players to do.

  • doubter

    So the ball just conveniently bounces to the fielder, so you only have to touch the base to throw? Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

    • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

      Ah, good point, I didn't notice that until you mentioned it.

      That takes out a huge crucial dimension to playing the game, weak.

      • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

        No, the fielder (a professionally paid baseball player) moved in front of the ball.

        You have a ton of control in the game on what you want your players to do.

  • AlexSmokin72

    Looks like shit in all honesty

    • SalsaMD

      Compared to which other excellent full iphone baseball games? If you are using as a references games on other platforms, well then that is a different story...

  • AlexSmokin72

    Looks like shit in all honesty

    • SalsaMD

      Compared to which other excellent full iphone baseball games? If you are using as a references games on other platforms, well then that is a different story...

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    I must say, the game looks funky, and as boring to watch as real baseball. But feels like the actual playing is fun and deep :)

    You didn't mention if it has a homerun derby mode, that'd be great.

    • http://freeverse.com Crimsonic21

      Thanks! It's actually a TON of fun to play... and to watch (if you're into baseball of course :-p)

      Especially when you've went in and created your own player, set him up on an awesome team and are steam-rolling your way through the playoffs!

      In terms of a hr derby we decided to leave that out for the moment... there are a lot of really great derby games out there and we really wanted to focus on the core full-game and season experience.

      However you can simulate the fielding half of a game so if you just feel like swinging the bat you can do that through an entire game.

  • http://twitter.com/wilhelmr WilhelmR

    I must say, the game looks funky, and as boring to watch as real baseball. But feels like the actual playing is fun and deep :)

    You didn't mention if it has a homerun derby mode, that'd be great.

    • http://freeverse.com Crimsonic21

      Thanks! It's actually a TON of fun to play... and to watch (if you're into baseball of course :-p)

      Especially when you've went in and created your own player, set him up on an awesome team and are steam-rolling your way through the playoffs!

      In terms of a hr derby we decided to leave that out for the moment... there are a lot of really great derby games out there and we really wanted to focus on the core full-game and season experience.

      However you can simulate the fielding half of a game so if you just feel like swinging the bat you can do that through an entire game.

  • cricketfan

    finally a baseball game that has the batting controlls as in hr battle 3d!!!!
    been waiting for this since forever! the official mlb game sucks badly.

    the best baseball game out there yet is definatly hr battle, since you have way more control over your batting.
    dont know how it will look with the pitching and fielding though...
    i'll definatly get this one.

    hope someone creates a cricket game which is good, the sport as itself has much potential, and there a quiet a few cricket fans out there waiting for a quality game.
    could be converted very nicely to apple device :)

  • cricketfan

    finally a baseball game that has the batting controlls as in hr battle 3d!!!!
    been waiting for this since forever! the official mlb game sucks badly.

    the best baseball game out there yet is definatly hr battle, since you have way more control over your batting.
    dont know how it will look with the pitching and fielding though...
    i'll definatly get this one.

    hope someone creates a cricket game which is good, the sport as itself has much potential, and there a quiet a few cricket fans out there waiting for a quality game.
    could be converted very nicely to apple device :)

  • Arcadefeeling

    and about that cool CARTOON characters that i saw?
    look the CRAP that they made