Michael Vick may have come up short in the vote for the Madden NFL 12 cover but he now has a game of his own to promote. Mike Vick: GameTime is out now for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad for free. Reviews are quite good for an iOS app of this nature with the fun factor seemingly resonating – though complaints regarding the pressure to make in-app purchases, ineffective scrambling, and repetitive gameplay are being noted as well.
GameTime features 4-on-4 scenario based gameplay (offense only) along with a task of building an improving team around the quarterback. Advancement rests on completing levels with each one increasing in difficulty. The biggest problem arises when the energy drain on players leaves the user with the option of waiting and not playing the game or paying a couple bucks to refresh them and continue. That is very similar to the mobile game Real Racing 3 which earlier this year was heavily criticized for how it would force people into situations where they had to shell out money in order to simply play the game at the times they desired.