iPad Atom Ball

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by modemfish, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. acrotran

    acrotran Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    #2 acrotran, Oct 16, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
    This looks like it might be good. It appears that each level occupies more than 1 screen and it scrolls horizontally? If so, how many screen widths is a typical level?

    Does anything but the Atom Ball move?
  2. StrangeCat

    StrangeCat Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2010
    Looks good, any video?
  3. sammysin

    sammysin Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Government Official.
    Swansea, UK
    I'd like some video too!
  4. #5 Mindfield, Oct 17, 2010
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
    I decided to TOFTT because I'm a sucker for ball rollers. All I can say is, stay the HELL away from this, at least right now. I don't know if it's just broken on the iPhone 4 or everywhere, but the frame rate is like 3-4FPS. That's not even an exaggeration. It's quite unplayable. There's some strange twisting 3D organic tunnel or something animating in the background that seems to be sucking all the life out of the game. It's probably nice and all but it's mostly obscured by the level most of the time, and it's likely what's trashing the frame rate. (I'm guessing this was developed in an older version of Unity, which I seem to recall had this problem on Retina devices.) Furthermore the sound effects are terrible. Way, way too loud and abrupt, like they were just cut roughly out of a longer sample. The door opening sound when you collect all of the "corroded antimatter capsules" (the round things that look like buttons from a burberry sports blazer) is taken straight from the hydraulic platform sound effect in Quake. Also, some of the tile graphics are corrupted or just plain wrong.

    It looks like it has promise and could be an entertaining little game if it weren't for the wretched frame rate and the incredibly annoying, overly loud sound effects. Pity. Maybe someone with a previous generation device can test and see if the problem is limited to Retina devices.
  5. porotonis

    porotonis Active Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Looks interesting, but graphics is really ugly!

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