Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I gave Wizorb [$2.99] a spin. It's a brick breaking game that has you swinging a paddle to and fro, banging balls into blocks. You play as a wizard who can morph into the ball you're using. His wand is your paddle.

This game's overarching systems make it interesting. Broken blocks drop coins. You can use these coins to rebuild the wizard's town, which has been devastated by demons. You can visit this town and explore its contents, similar to how you would in a JRPG.

Also, your wizard is equipped with magic. You can toss fireballs at blocks, spin your ball a certain direction, or teleport the ball to a specific location. Because these actions soak up mana, you're constantly making decisions: use it now or hold off, in case you don't see a random mana drop for a while.

Fun story: Wizorb's release this morning was an accident. But, hey, it's out. And we played it. We'll have a review soon-ish, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/donald.ronald.754 Donald Ronald

    I enjoy the premise of this game, but it's an absolute chore to play on the ipad. I honestly have no idea what they were thinking with these controls. Awful.

  • http://twitter.com/touchgameplay TouchGamePlay

    First Game in Years that has such an horrible, horrible Control System that is so bad that I would advise everyone to stay away from it till the Developer fix it. While I`m looking forward for the TA Preview/Review I`m afraid that it might show the Game in the wrong Light and therefor should probably be postponed till the Developer fix the Control System.

  • GiHubb

    I was quite excited when I heard of this release but after this (excellent) TA Plays section (keep those vids coming, loving it) I have to say - meh. Cooled off. Seems like quite a tedious experience.

  • toxiccheese

    I have to agree. Stay away from this game on iPad. Fighting the controls strips away all enjoyment. Looking forward to an update.

  • R Skse

    I thought i was ok at this kind of game but this one has me frustrated big time. I didnt realize why until i came here now it sounds like l have an excuse for my crappy play, heh. Took me forever to get to that first boss.. 

  • Amerik Masters

    The game itself is really fun, but I figure out how to select "yes or no" in the town. I've tried everything.

  • http://twitter.com/jinchoung jin choung

    actually, the thing that caught my eye was how awful the frame rate was.  wtf?!