Android App Video Review: Glow Hockey 2

by Andrew Koziara

The official sequel to the beloved free app Glow Hockey is here, in Glow Hockey 2. But is it really a true sequel or is it more of an update to the already existing title? Both are correct! Please allow me to explain.

You see, there is actually a free version and a paid version of the app, though you probably wouldn’t know from looking at the Android Market as it’s tucked near the bottom of the app description. Most people won’t find out until they’ve downloaded the free version that there even is a paid version, until the app itself tells you to buy it, that is.

The free version basically is just a title update of the original. If offers the exact same graphics plus one more extra board to play on, as well as introducing a 2 player mode. The idea of playing a table hockey game against other flawed humans, such as myself, without having to deal with a real table was an appealing idea, but it didn’t work very well on my particular phone. That’s really all you get with the free version, but it’s nice if that’s all you really wanted.

The paid version actually brings a lot more to the table though. The game has not one, but actually tons of new boards to play on, with completely different themes and aesthetics. On top of that, there is now a championship mode. This mode consists of playing against harder and harder opponents rather than simply selecting a difficulty. I like the idea of being able to slowly train myself to actually be good at this game, which I am not.

The game sports the same great visuals as its predecessor, plus a little bit more. If you liked the original, you’ll probably like this one. Everyone should get the free version simply because it’s free and it’s a great game to play in short bursts. The paid version is another matter though. It will cost you two dollars, and you can only buy it from the Amazon app market. If you think the championship mode and tons of variety in your tables is important, than go for it, but it’s really not a necessary buy.

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