Epic Flail is an exciting new game from Kappsule, which is available for Android and iOS platforms. The premise of this game is that you’re in control of a flail fighter, one of the best in the world, and competing to be the best flail fighter out there on Mr. Tans’ island. Although, the flail battles are mainly against AI opponents, you can also take part in battles against other human players on the same device.
How do you win a flail battle? Well, it’s surprisingly simple – you don’t have to beat the other guy down until he’s unconscious. All you have to do is hit the other person first. But doing this consistently can be a case of easier said than done, and there’s more to the game than hitting your opponent before he hits you first. Here’s our exclusive list of Epic Flail tips, tricks and strategy guide, including a bunch of general hints that could help ensure your success in those flail tournaments.
1. Learn The Basic Controls
Before becoming a true master of the flail, you have to start at square one and learn the game’s controls. You’ve got a left and a right button to move you character around, as well as a swing button which you will use to hit your opponent with the flail. Take note, however, that the flail could be a bit wild and difficult to control. That means you might have to use your left and right buttons to make sure you’re launching the most accurate shot possible. Your flail, after all, will move as you walk, which is important as it could change the path of your swing, often significantly.
2. Aim For The Head
When swinging your flail, you want to aim it at your opponent’s head. If the flail hits your opponent’s arm, or on another part of their body, there’s a good chance the swing will not be counted. But if the ball on your flail hits them on the head, that will take them out – we presume killing them in the process. Likewise, be careful that you do not get hit on the head by an opponent’s flail.
3. Don’t Use A Rapid-Tapping Strategy
It’s very important to be as accurate as possible when playing Epic Flails, and rapidly tapping on your screen takes away greatly from said accuracy. If you rapid-tap, your character will be essentially shaking their flail around arbitrarily, hoping that something sticks but not really threatening to do much damage. As we said above, it’s not enough for you to hit your opponent; you should make sure you aim for their head.
4. Find The Right Striking Distance
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the intricacies of Epic Flails, you can start determining what constitutes as the perfect distance for you to swing your flail. Generally speaking, we recommend staying about two real-life centimeters away from your opponent for best chances of landing a strike properly. As you’ll be at a similar distance when you begin a round, you can make a short step forward to add some momentum, then swing your flail and hope it hits the enemy in the head.
5. Opponent Strategies Change In Single-Player Mode
Not only do your opponents get tougher and tougher to beat as you progress in single-player mode, they also tend to tweak their strategies. That means you may be dealing with a more conservative fighter, or someone who’s more aggressive; either way, they keep getting better. In any case, it’s best to take a few steps back and forth to stall for time and figure out what kind of strategy the enemy is employing.
6. Practice In Endless Mode
The benefit of the game’s endless mode is that your AI enemies tend to use generic, samey strategies against you, the human player. That means you can use the same strategy against them, allowing you to score an unlimited number of points as you’ll be consistently beating your opponents with the same strategy, while they use the same strategy and lose without fail. Endless mode is also a good place to practice, if you want to try out new techniques and see if they produce a similar effect.
7. Practicing In Two-Player Mode, However, May Be Better
Then again, you might want to try two-player mode if you really want to grasp the physics of the flails in Epic Flails. You don’t need to have other friends playing the game; you can choose to play against a standing, idle opponent who won’t fight back, as this gives you a good chance to practice use of the controls and to learn the flail’s physics.
8. Learn The Nuances Of Moving Back And Forth
Moving back and forth when fighting an opponent should figure in when it comes to your in-game strategy. Moving forward draws your enemy towards you, and they’ll often be swinging while at it, and moving back allows you to dodge their swing. There may be times when you can avoid an enemy flail by moving forward to such a close distance that they’ll be unable to hit you with their flail
9. Don’t Swing From A Standing Position, Move Around
This may be related to one of the tips we discussed above, but just so that we reinforce how important it is to move, we shall tell you about another tip for improving your chances of beating more opponents. Do not stand still when swinging your flail; it wouldn’t help you much if you’re idle from you current position. It sounds lazy, looks lazy, and it essentially is a lazy form of attack. Remember that moving forward helps you build the momentum you need; your flail picks up speed as you move forward, and when you swing it, you’ll have a solid chance of hitting your opponent where you should. Conversely, move backward if you want to bring your flail back to a resting, neutral position.
And this completes our list of tips and tricks for Epic Flail. Stay tuned for more updates, as we will update this guide whenever we come up with more tips.