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Frantics, a New PlayLink Party Game, Launches Today on PS4

Use your phone as a controller to play through a series of devious minigames with — and against — up to three friends.

Lau Korsgaard's Avatar Posted by Chief Creative Officer, NapNok Games

Hi there!

I am super excited about introducing you all to Frantics, the new PlayLink party game that we at NapNok Games are releasing today. It is a multiplayer party game, but since this is a PlayLink game, instead of using DualShock 4 wireless controllers, you simply download the game’s companion app and you’ll be able to control the game with your smartphone or tablet device. This makes playing Frantics super simple and accessible, while still being massively competitive and fun!


Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to Frantics – it is a simple game of bonding, brawling and backstabbery.

Frantics is a party game, in which you and up to three of your mates can bash, bite, race, push, squash and smack each other, but all with a little… social twist. Let me give you a few examples.

One of my favorite games in Frantics is called Kings of the Hill. The rules are quite simple, shoot yourself out of a cannon to reach a platform, use your handy baseball bat to whack other animals down from said platform and score a point. Now, the problem is that you can only score a point if there are two and only two animals standing on the platform, so you need to team up with someone else to win. Who do you team up with? Well that is up to you, some players try to build alliances, others constantly switch partners, while others again, stay behind and try to snipe in for a victory. It is wonderful to watch, since trust is so fragile when you’re holding a baseball bat in your hand.




Another favorite of mine is Hot Rod Heroes — a straightforward racing game where you try to reach the finish line first in a homemade Hot Rod. The kicker is that you are not building your own car, no no, that would be too easy. You take turns before the race starts distributing car parts to each other, and I must say, some of these parts are… quite interesting. Who would you hand the square wheels to? Or the rocket engine?

And I’d be remiss not to mention Icicle Pickle, another last-animal-standing game, but unique in that players can jump up and piggyback ride other animals for victory. Friendless Runner is… an endless runner but with other players running around you, and oh boy is that a mess! Dough Knights is a unicycle lancing game where you pierce doughnuts – and each other. One of the doughnuts is secretly explosive and you have to pass it to another player if you pick it up.

All this and much more is packed into Frantics, launching today at PlayStation Store!


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Hamood07 said:

March 6th, 7:20 am

Sounds cool, how many mini games are there?

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    Yulie Yoshimura said:

    March 7th, 12:55 pm

    @Hamood07, there are 15 mini games.

SHUFFLER-007 said:

March 6th, 8:13 am

Looks like a really fun game. Can a player use a dualshock also? My youngest son doesn’t have a phone or tablet. I won’t be able to buy this if it means leaving him out.

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    Yulie Yoshimura said:

    March 7th, 12:57 pm

    @SHUFFLER-007, Frantics has been designed to be controlled using a companion app on a mobile device. Using the DualShock 4, you’ll only be able to access minimal settings options in the game.

DamianID1 said:

March 6th, 12:14 pm

Just wondering is it possible to use just dualshock controllers
and not have to use a smartphone or tablet.

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    Yulie Yoshimura said:

    March 7th, 12:59 pm

    @DamianID1, you will need to use a mobile device to play the game.

ManjoumeThunder said:

March 6th, 7:50 pm

Will there be a retail release or is it digital only?

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    Yulie Yoshimura said:

    March 7th, 1:03 pm

    @ManjoumeThunder, Frantics is currently digital-only. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to keep you posted!

    ManjoumeThunder said:

    March 7th, 5:33 pm

    Thank you. I’ll get it digital for now then.

    Graffin_G said:

    March 7th, 10:01 pm

    You can buy the physical disc of this game in SIEE regions (EU, UK, AU/NZ), but considering the base game is roughly 2.8Gb and it downloads a patch of almost 2Gb when you insert the disc, you may as well buy the digital version.

    If you really want the physical copy, try Amazon UK, Base, OzGameShop or eBay.

Mack-Danny-OK said:

March 7th, 7:00 pm

I’m gonna try this out

dice-4-lyfe-_- said:

March 8th, 6:16 am

is this free

dice-4-lyfe-_- said:

March 8th, 6:16 am

is this free

hockeyboy1916084 said:

March 8th, 7:31 am

please deactivate this account my play station 4 is missing I no longer have this so lease cancel this account

paulogy said:

March 8th, 3:01 pm

This looks fun. Other than forming alliances mid-game, are there any co-operative modes where you might be on teams for 2v2,1v3, or 2+ vs the computer?

SaressaZ said:

March 8th, 3:21 pm

Can you play solo against computer opponents or do you need at least two people to play?

Arttiez_th said:

March 9th, 4:14 am

I can not find “Frantics” app on my iphone. Please advice.

Moochy7 said:

March 9th, 9:27 am

Seems good game so i bought but there is no app for android!
What to do now?

TheDaVe8661 said:

March 12th, 10:22 am

Lit me get back to you

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