iPad Puzzle game: Smart Ball

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  1. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a new puzzle game last week. Puzzle Ball currently has 300 levels and I've found the first few to be challenging. The goal in each level is to collect all the blue balls. You move the orange ball around the playing board using the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen. When you move over a "grid" square it disappears. Be careful as you move around the screen because the balls will react to gravity and fall down any gaps you create. The "gravity" that the balls react to is not the accelometer (sp?) though, it is the gravity from the top of the screen. So they will fall from the top to the bottom. (I like this as I can play when lying down)

    Gameplay isn't perfect and can use some improvements. For example, there is no undo button. And to reset the game I worked out you touch the L button and then select the level and then touch the L button again to return to the game. But these are minor issues. I've found it a good puzzler to play for a few minutes at a time. And so far it has been challenging enough to hold my interest.

    Here's a link to the game: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293270736&mt=8
     
  2. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    Funny... my goal is always to get rid of the blue balls!

    Great review, Thank you for your time AND providing the link to the App store.. Looks like a great logic game, and I haven't seen a video, but the graphics look attractive enough. This may very well be my next $0.99 purchase.. Has anyone else tried this game out?
     
  3. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    Their website has a video

    Before I purchased this app I used moopf's wonderful app store review scraper and saw in one review that they had a demo of how to solve level 3.

    Here's the link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaYw0bcZqxg

    This gives a good idea of the gameplay.
     
  4. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting.
    Trying to find a video on the game...
    BTW, how do you find and paste a link off the itunes app on here?
     
  5. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Perfect timing.
    Thanx
     
  6. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    #6 snow_mani, Dec 8, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
    Linking to iTunes apps

    In iTunes right click on the apps icon and select "Copy iTunes Store URL". Then paste what you have copied into your post. :)
     
  7. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    I appreciate it.

    -Rob
     
  8. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Would be cool if you can touch the orange ball and guide it, instead of the arrows.
     
  9. Chiller ONE

    Chiller ONE Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I can't believe it, this is made by the "I am rich" guy.
    :D
     
  10. snow_mani

    snow_mani Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realise the same guy made this app as the I am Rich one!

    Good thing this didn't cost me $999 or whatever it was. Only AUS$1.19 (or US 99 cents).

    If it's the same guy then maybe he has learned his lesson and should have called this app the "I am Poor"?!
     
  11. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe he sold 8 copies! The guy is my hero :p
    He should make another one called: Hero of AppStore - the guy who went where no one else dared, this time it could be a glowing pic of his face
     

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