Play the Traditional Sport from the Philippines in Kicking Kiko
Have you seen the recent tourism campaign from the Philippines? Their catchy, It’s More Fun in The Philippines is so appealing that I want to start packing and book a flight to Manila. The Philippines have so much to offer: white sand beaches, colorful festivals, friendly people, delicious food, and remarkable culture. The Filipino tradition is what makes them an interesting country to visit. If you don’t have the time to visit the Philippines, try playing their traditional sport, Sipa from your iOS device.
Sipa, the traditional native sport of the Philippines can now be played through the . Sipa originated in the Spanish regime and is played with a metal ring and tassel. The challenge of the game is to kick it in the air and not let it fall; in order to win you need to have the highest number of kicks.
The user will play as the protagonist, Kiko. Kiko needs to keep up the sipa in the longest time possible through kicking. Kicking the sipa seems pretty simple but the sudden change of direction of the sipa, and the top view game makes it a bit challenging for the gamer.
Kicking Kiko comes with fun features that enable the users to get that extra kick. Kicking Kiko’s height shows how high the sipa is from the ground. Once the sipa steers to another direction, you can easily locate it by using a compass. You just have to move Kiko and make sure that he is in the right kicking position. The Slowmo mode is used by those who have a difficulty in kicking the sipa. That way, you can easily see when and where the sipa is going to fall.
Just like other games, power-ups are also available in Kicking Kiko. The store was created with a Filipino vibe by replacing the term of store to sari-sari store (convenience store found in the Philippines. Sari-sari means variety in English). In the sari-sari store, the player can alter the location of the game, Kiko’s shoes, and the design of his sipa. If Kiko is in need of succor, Totoy the frog will be there to help him. Totoy’s task is to save the sipa from falling on the ground if Kiko didn’t kick it. Aside from Totoy, a web holder will help Kiko keep the sipa within the small distance so he can easily steer his kicks.
Kicking Kiko dispenses trivia about the Philippines; assuring users that learning is feasible even when the game is loading or on pause mode.
Who would ever think that a traditional Filipino game can turn into a fun app? Kicking Kiko modernized sipa by turning it into an app. The gameplay that promulgates a country’s culture and tradition is one of the reasons why Kicking Kiko is a download worthy app.
Kicking Kiko’s initial kick was tad difficult. I downloaded the app in my iPod touch, and I had a hard time controlling the kick of Kiko. I can’t seem to define the right moment to kick the sipa. I have tried playing it for a long time but my highest score was stuck at 22 points (22 kicks). My Kiko was a bit feeble, but the controls made my Kiko weaker. Apart from the navigation button, Kicking Kiko is a fun game that iOS users will enjoy.
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