Just last Monday we checked out the trailer for Kiloo’s Frisbee Forever [Free], and were impressed with what looked like a bright, colorful, arcade-style game of frisbee flying. It was a pleasant surprise to see Frisbee Forever launch for free, though it does contain rather prominent IAP. It doesn’t appear anything will ever be required to be purchased in the game, as everything can be earned through just playing the game, it just looks like it will take a very long time to do so. Still, Frisbee Forever is an extremely well done game that is a ton of fun, and there’s no risk for giving the game a try.

Frisbee Forever contains 10 different environments each with 10 levels for a total of 100. Flicking your frisbee will set it in motion and gameplay involves simply steering the frisbee left and right through each of the obstacle filled courses. There are touch or tilt controls, which both work nicely, and the elevation of your frisbee is handled automatically. Flying through various circular and triangular checkpoints will allow you to keep your momentum going until you reach the finish. As you fly through each course you’ll try to collect the many stars along your route, with medals awarded at the end based on how many you’re able to get.

Most of the realism of flying a frisbee is dropped in favor of a more arcade-style gameplay. Your disc will fly through loops, corkscrews, and perform other feats that would otherwise be impossible in real life. This serves to make the game a lot of fun. Just trying to hit every checkpoint and stay airborne until the end of a level can be tricky, and the medals awarded for collecting stars give it that “one more try” element.

As for the monetary portion of the game, for every 3 stars collected in a level, whether you complete the level or not, you’re awarded a star coin. These coins are then used to purchase additional discs, upgrades for your frisbee, and unlock additional worlds. Naturally, these star coins can be bought as IAP in various denominations if you aren’t patient enough to earn the coins yourself. Given the rate at which you earn star coins and the prices of many of the shop items, it will take an extremely long time to buy everything available without buying coins through IAP, though it’s possible.

One strange thing to note is that there’s an option in the shop to disable ads in the game for $2.99, though I have yet to encounter a single ad in the game. A few players in our forums are getting ads in between levels, though the majority are not. It’s likely that there is a bug with the way ads are supposed to be displayed, and at some point they may end up appearing in the game, so just be aware of that possibility.

Overall I’m having a great time with Frisbee Forever, and it’s definitely a high quality production. It will take a ridiculous amount of grinding in order to get all of the content in the game, but thankfully the game is fun so I’ll be playing it a lot anyway. There are some seriously awesome discs among the 100 available to buy in the game that I’m already saving up for. Plus, I’m not opposed to throwing a few bucks in here or there to speed up the process.

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  • World of Disappoint

    Surprisingly high-quality game, but I feel like the nickel-and-diming IAPs do some damage to the Frisbee brand for me. I would have rather seen one IAP that opened up the entire game instead of so many micro IAPs and selling currency.

    • AlilHistory

      To be honest with you the Frisbee brand ain't all that! They legally threatened the actual sports that grew up around the Frisbee, hence why they're now called "Disc Golf" and "Ultimate"... this is why neither of those sports at tournament level use Frisbee branded "Flying Discs"... The original name they came up with was the "Pluto Disc" but it was the pie tin from Frisbies Pies which inspired the toy that they took the name from with a slightly different spelling, thus essentially trademarking an already house hold name as people were throwing pie tins before the Frisbee was discovered.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOD5VD5B5J5FVSX7AT3A4OOGHU Matthew

      They conveniently allow you to purchase 275,000 points for a low one-time fee of only 99 dollars.

      • World of Disappoint

        Yes! That's what induced my initial facepalm. The second one was when I finally saved up enough for a Star Magnet only to find out it was only LEVEL ONE of the magnet and saw the price of a level 2 purchase skyrocket to 1000 stars.

        If they had packaged the first world and a couple Frisbees for free and then put the rest of the game behind a $3 or $5 "unlock full game" gate, I think I would have purchased it. I'm sure this freemium plan looked great to the developer who convinced Wham-O to partner with them, but now they won't be getting any money from me. Kind of damages the Frisbee brand a bit for me.

      • http://twitter.com/zirooo Jackal

        its business they gotta have enough dumbs *no offence intended* to pay for shit by any means possible

  • Anonymous

    I wasnt really expecting anything from it but as it turned out, I'm quite enjoying the game and so far have felt no reason to pay for any IAPs except maybe a dollar or two once/if I feel like donating a little to support the game. definitely worth a try @ FREE.

    Add me in the game btw. Here's my code - MRQMWD

  • Anonymous

    It sounds to me like I won't be updating this game ever. Likely that the update would add the ads in. Unless they throw us a bone in addition to the ads, like free star coins.

    • cameron331

      I would almost rather deal with the ads than have an update notification that never goes away.

  • Imwithsteupid

    is it just my phone or is the app crashing for other people too? Once I hit the loading screen for the first level it crashes.

    • Anonymous

      This is also happening to me, and it's very disappointing.

      • Mrsmartiepants

        Works just fine on the iPad

      • haiykuw

        Me as well. Stops at loading screen for first level and exits.

    • Anonymous

      Same here. I've got a 3G. Maybe it's an issue with older hardware.

      • haiykuw

        I got it to work. I don't know if this'll work for everyone who's having the loading screen issue but here's what I did. If you tap on the trophy to add a friend code, once the code successfully goes thru, if you go back and try loading up the first world Cherry Springs, it loads. Or at least it did on my device. (I'm running a 3rd gen iPod touch.)

      • Kiloo_Jeppe

        Hello everyone, developer here!

        We've had some server-side problems, but have been able to fix the issue just now. You can find more information in the game thread: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?p=1722868#post1722868

        But here's a small rundown: "Close the app and close it on the task line. Make sure you are connected to a wifi-hotspot and start the app again. Now it will be working.

        Note: you only have to be connected to wifi the first time.

        Enjoy the game!

  • Puto

    It seems I have the iAds apperaing, but it displays a blank "Test Ad". Lame.

    Anyway, here's my code : TBXRPS ;)

  • Coldar

    Fun game without the ads so far. Not too hyped on the iap but fun all the same for what it is.

  • Blueknight1st

    Don't see why everyone is complaining about the IAP. It's no different than the IAP that's in Mega Jump and the pricing for the stuff is almost the same as well. I like the fact that you don't have to use real money to get the coins if you don't want to.

    BTW here's my code: QWVTLZ

  • Greenius

    It's fun enough to keep me playing again and going for gold medals quickly stacks up star coins :)

    My friend code is: RBMPSD

  • Allathletics724

     Add as friend code PNTSHJ! And get 250 coins! 
    Go to shop and on the upper left you can add friend codes

Frisbee® Forever Reviewed by Jared Nelson on . Rating: 4