Gyrocade has released a major update to its 3D take on Pong, 3-D Vector Ball [App Store].  The version 3.0 update addresses various issues that many players have been complaining about and truly does add dramatically to the game's playability.

3-D vector ball screen

New in this release:

  • Improved, gradual learning curve (starts off slow and build speed, every three rounds the paddle shrinks)
  • Larger deflector paddle
  • Perspective correction (corner shots are easier to volley)
  • Smoother framerate
  • New sound effects
  • Enemy paddle has its own distinct color to improve visibility.

Just 15 seconds with the game is enough to feel the major improvement in playability.  At just $0.99, 3-D Vector Ball v3.0 comes highly recommended.

We took a look at the first version of 3-D Vector Ball back in July (with vid).

App Store Link: 3-D Vector Ball, $0.99

  • Big Albie

    Vector Ball has always been good, but it's also had those issues that kept it from being great especially with the difficulty of corner shots. The updates should make the game more enjoyable for everyone else.

  • Big Albie

    Vector Ball has always been good, but it's also had those issues that kept it from being great especially with the difficulty of corner shots. The updates should make the game more enjoyable for everyone else.

  • f e a r l e s s

    Finally! Those corner shots were a pain in the butt!

  • f e a r l e s s

    Finally! Those corner shots were a pain in the butt!

  • WhySoSerious

    not getting it until there is online, 3G play.

    • videoflyer

      You should get it anyway. It's only 99 cents and like Big Albie said - it was already a good game even with the corner shot issues. This game is a steal at the price.

  • WhySoSerious

    not getting it until there is online, 3G play.

    • videoflyer

      You should get it anyway. It's only 99 cents and like Big Albie said - it was already a good game even with the corner shot issues. This game is a steal at the price.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Now, an already good game is pretty perfect!
    Wow....big impovement (corners) and it's so damn sharp and smooth.
    Also the sound is even better now. Love it!!

  • http://www.silentrocco.com Rocco

    Now, an already good game is pretty perfect!
    Wow....big impovement (corners) and it's so damn sharp and smooth.
    Also the sound is even better now. Love it!!

  • Habakuk

    Well, this game was almost unplayable and I gave it a second chance with this update. Now it's fun in touchscreen mode. But it crashed when I wanted to submit my highscore.

  • Habakuk

    Well, this game was almost unplayable and I gave it a second chance with this update. Now it's fun in touchscreen mode. But it crashed when I wanted to submit my highscore.

  • http://www.google.com jason

    its very good

  • http://www.google.com jason

    its very good

  • jigglepuff

    I've been playing this game for awhile and I think the larger paddle is a big improvement.... but I was really hoping the developers take to heart the suggestion to allow curving the ball, which has been a requested feature for ages.... presumably, this is a clone of the popular flash game Curveball, and THAT game was intensely fun. Just my 2 cents.

  • jigglepuff

    I've been playing this game for awhile and I think the larger paddle is a big improvement.... but I was really hoping the developers take to heart the suggestion to allow curving the ball, which has been a requested feature for ages.... presumably, this is a clone of the popular flash game Curveball, and THAT game was intensely fun. Just my 2 cents.

  • TKO

    Hmmmm... I don't know I'm so worried about spinning/curving the ball. I kind of like the current behaviour. It feels right. ..Maybe spin would be good as an *additional* game-mode, or option. I like the idea of spin, but I also like what it is now.

    Oh, and the changes are fantabulous. WhySoSerious: wait for OS3.0. I don't think 3G connectivity will be so cool ..I expect too much lag for this game. But ad-hock WiFi games? *that* will be brilliant.

  • TKO

    Hmmmm... I don't know I'm so worried about spinning/curving the ball. I kind of like the current behaviour. It feels right. ..Maybe spin would be good as an *additional* game-mode, or option. I like the idea of spin, but I also like what it is now.

    Oh, and the changes are fantabulous. WhySoSerious: wait for OS3.0. I don't think 3G connectivity will be so cool ..I expect too much lag for this game. But ad-hock WiFi games? *that* will be brilliant.

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    please email me back at derpers1@yahoo.com if you are interested

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  • derpers1@yahoo.com

    we are first place on the global high score board...if you want your name up there please email me with an offer. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to advertise a product or brag about being number one

    please email me back at derpers1@yahoo.com if you are interested

    also we sell ipod headphones for 10$ in many different color. If your buy headphones and send the code below, you will get a 10% DISCOUNT.

    jcpis5