I loved the idea of Flipping Legend [Free] ever since developer Matt Meyer showed us an early prototype of the game way back at GDC 2016, when the game was titled Flip Out. During the next year Meyer and artist Thomas Whetnall, the other half of Hiding Spot Games, hooked up with the good Canadian folks at Noodlecake Games who then showed us an updated version of the game at GDC 2017. That's when I went from loving the idea of Flipping Legend to just straight up loving the game itself. Combining simple two-button controls with twitchy arcade hopping, Flipping Legend felt like just about a perfect iPhone game, and we loved it in our 5 star review and of course included it in our Top 100 Games of 2017 list. It's flipping great! Well, a major update for Flipping Legend has been in the works since its release last June and today it has finally arrived in the App Store.

Version 2.0 of Flipping Legend includes a brand new environment called The Swamp as well as a brand new secret character with "a unique and difficult to master special ability." Hmmmmmmmm. Gold costs to unlock characters and XP requirements to level up characters have both been reduced across the board, and they've also raised the level cap from 10 to 11, so now you'll have an extra ability point to spend on your character upgrades. The IAP to remove ads in the game is also 50% off to celebrate the update, and if you've previously bought the ad removal prior to today's update you'll be rewarded with 10 free bronze chests for your loyalty. Just don't be an idiot like me and open them all at once as the timed bonus effects (i.e. Double XP for 10 minutes) don't stack so I lost out on utilizing some of those. I got a crap ton of gold though so I'm still a pretty happy camper. Finally, this version 2.0 update adds in support for the full screen of the iPhone X, and it looks absolutely glorious.

I really can't recommend Flipping Legend enough. It's one of those games that just feels like a natural fit on the touchscreen, and once you get comfortable with the mechanics there's no better feeling that "getting in the zone" and flipping around like mad. It's almost like you start playing at some subconscious level where your hands are doing things before your brain even has a chance to realize what's happening. It's so fun! Throw in a ton of playable characters and a progression system with upgradeable special abilities and unlockable skins for each and you have a game that'll occupy your time for a long while. Plus it's free! Just go download it already and check out the sweet new version 2.0 content in Flipping Legend.

Link to Forum Discussion: Flipping Legend (by Hiding Spot Games and Noodlecake)

  • KizuxTheo

    I totally loved this game at first, until I realized that the only way to progress was opening boxes, and the only way to open them consistently was watching ads. It was the only way to get a good amount of coins, since you only get a scarce amount during normal play, even with coin drop upgrades.

    My playtime of the game ended up being 70% watching ads, 30% playing the actual game so I could unlock a meager ability.

    I abandoned it short after, I hope the reduced costs make up for it, and I'm pretty sure if you buy the remove ads IAP, you would still have to watch them to open chests.

    • Hiding Spot

      If you purchase remove ads, you'll never have to watch an advert to open a chest you find (or the free chest in the shop), they just open! The game is a ton of fun this way.

      There are also other great ways to get gold if you look closely. Many classes have abilities points that give you gold from killing enemies, which really adds up. Also, any XP you get after hitting the level cap is converted into gold as an extra bonus!