RotoPop For iPhone: Fantasy Football With Quite A Kick
“Don’t just watch the game … Play it!” is RotoPop‘s mission as described on their Facebook page. A mission that would be easy to achieve with their great new fantasy football App – RotoPop. RotoPop, unlike other fantasy games, allows you to play single NFL games rather than wait for the full season.
Even for people who have never watched a football game before, it is incredibly easy to start playing RotoPop. The premise is simple: pick a game, challenge a player, draft the team, then sit back, relax and enjoy the game. You can select any NFL game that is going to take place in the next few days. You then get a list of active players who are waiting for a challenge for that particular game. You could either challenge one of those players or post your own challenge. Your challenge can be posted either to the public, your Facebook friends or privately to another RotoPop player. Each challenge requires you to put down a certain amount of cash (RotoPop‘s own virtual currency). You can then draft players which have to be from the same game. This list is locked down and is opened again at half-time for any changes.
The players list is exhaustive and informative. All the statistics of every player is provided, down to their injury status. You also get the option to “Auto Pick” a player if you are not too familiar with the team. If you win the game you win RotoPop cash and go on the leader board. A multi-dimension leader board gives everyone the chance to be a champion.
As an App that has just hit the AppStore there are bound to be some minor issues. If you exit the locker room in a sub-menu, you can’t get back to the main menu without closing and re-opening RotoPop. To exchange players at half-time you need credits which can only be obtained via tickets. Currently, there is no facility to get more tickets except through In-App purchases. Having spoken to RotoPop, they have confirmed that this will be enhanced in a future release whereby you can win tickets if you win a game. These issues aside, RotoPop is addictive even to a non-football fans, so if you are a keen football follower this is a must-have App for your iPhone.
You can download RotoPop for free from here.
TheAppleGoogle Rating – 8/10