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  • Publisher: UNCADE
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 41.4 MB
  • Version: 1.08
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: The most explosive game on the App Store!

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"The game's sporting, arcade and action ingredients quickly blend into an enticing peanut butter and jam sandwich experience, which is to say that it shouldn't work, but it does. It's a lot of fun." - Eurogamer

"Blast Ball's joyously kinetic gameplay and simple premise make it instantly gratifying" - PocketGamer

"Blast Ball is simply a brilliant game taking the best of some well-known ideas, and crunching them into a unique formula. Playable, addictive and sheer fun." - TouchGen

"Blast Ball proves that soccer would be infinitely more enjoyable if there were monsters chasing the players" - Modojo

"Any fans of arcade platformers, or hardcore high score titles should definitely give Blast Ball a shot" - AppTudes

"We dig Blast Ball's old school vector graphics style. The game also scores bonus points for being iCade compatible." - IGN

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Blast Soccer combines intense arcade gameplay, gorgeous retro style, soccer and explosions into one of the best gaming experiences on the iPhone or iPad.

Score goals as fast as you can while blowing up your enemies! Avoid the ever increasing volley of bad guys as you score with soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, and Blast Balls. Complete missions to unlock new ball types such as the disco ball, mega ducky, and the cube.

Blast Soccer's unique retro vector art style will take you back to the arcades golden days. With iCade compatibility, you can bring the arcade back home!

Features:
- Gorgeous retro style
- Game Center leaderboards and achievements
- Complete missions to unlock new balls and power-ups
- 3 unique stadiums, plus 2 more via In App Purchase
- Over a dozen different ball types
- iCade compatible
- EXPLOSIONS!


*** This game does not support 1st and 2nd generation devices. It supports the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3rd gen (32gb), iPad 1 and up.

Echoseven's comments:



04-04-2012, 07:36 AM
#2
Instant Buy. Expect the usual Feedback

04-04-2012, 07:56 AM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 8,378
Got a code to this, haven't had chance to redeem yet, but will do so ASAP

Gameloft Live: IDontKiIIPpl (idontkiippl without capital letters)

I make EDM music No I'm not some pro who's signed to some major lable.http://YouTube.com/okayyymc3
04-04-2012, 09:19 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,254
Game Impressions

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
Got a code to this, haven't had chance to redeem yet, but will do so ASAP
I also got a code and did redeem it (little known fact, promos for a game seem to work around the world as soon as a game is released, even if not in YOUR AppStore yet)!

This game KICKS ass!

The video really does show you pretty much what to expect, a twisted hybrid of Super Crate Box and some retro Soccer simulation. A ball will randomly appear somewhere in the stadium and your goal is to get it into one of the two goals. To hinder you in this noble goal are nasty space invaders that can instantly kill you with a touch. Lucky for you, balls of all sorts appear to instantly kill them! Evidently they don't even realize this as they'll blithely walk right into the balls! So gameplay consists of scoring as many goals as you can before a baddy finally manage to touch you. You also have a very limited use blast effect that sends out a baddy killing blast when the going gets tough (it would appear this ability, after a while, will regenerate and let you blast again but I'm not sure if it is a matter of time or maybe after scoring x goals). As you've seen in the video, the balls themselves come in a wide variety with their own characteristics (awkwardly bouncing footballs, barely bouncing cannonballs, even giant rubber ducks!). While the game starts off with access to 1 of the 3 stadiums and a few different ball types, you can unlock more ball types and stadiums by fulfilling certain missions and achievements (no IAP nonsense, don't worry). One of the very first balls you unlock is the double edged Blast Ball. This is a bomb with a short fuse which, once it blows, can kill you and baddies with equal ease (score with it quickly or simply stay far away from it).

5/5

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
04-04-2012, 10:45 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
I also got a code and did redeem it (little known fact, promos for a game seem to work around the world as soon as a game is released, even if not in YOUR AppStore yet)!

This game KICKS ass!

The video really does show you pretty much what to expect, a twisted hybrid of Super Crate Box and some retro Soccer simulation. A ball will randomly appear somewhere in the stadium and your goal is to get it into one of the two goals. To hinder you in this noble goal are nasty space invaders that can instantly kill you with a touch. Lucky for you, balls of all sorts appear to instantly kill them! Evidently they don't even realize this as they'll blithely walk right into the balls! So gameplay consists of scoring as many goals as you can before a baddy finally manage to touch you. You also have a very limited use blast effect that sends out a baddy killing blast when the going gets tough (it would appear this ability, after a while, will regenerate and let you blast again but I'm not sure if it is a matter of time or maybe after scoring x goals). As you've seen in the video, the balls themselves come in a wide variety with their own characteristics (awkwardly bouncing footballs, barely bouncing cannonballs, even giant rubber ducks!). While the game starts off with access to 1 of the 3 stadiums and a few different ball types, you can unlock more ball types and stadiums by fulfilling certain missions and achievements (no IAP nonsense, don't worry). One of the very first balls you unlock is the double edged Blast Ball. This is a bomb with a short fuse which, once it blows, can kill you and baddies with equal ease (score with it quickly or simply stay far away from it).

5/5
Love the pun

You regain a bomb slot every 5 goals, and also when you score with a Blast Ball. It's kinda a risk and reward thing. You can unlock more bomb slots through the missions, up to 3. Also, when you score with the Giant Blast Ball, you regain all of your bomb slots.
04-04-2012, 11:26 AM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 7,113
Awww man, you guys are lucky to have tried this already. 12 hours to go It really does look like some bizarre, twisted, sport-themed Super Crate Box. Not that SCB isn't bizarre and twisted of course.

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"

Last edited by metalcasket; 04-04-2012 at 11:45 AM.
04-04-2012, 11:49 AM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 8,378
I'm in a lil rush so I can't leave as detailed impression as LordGek, but yeah, what a kick ass game! Awesome physics for the balls, tight controls and overall a very nice SCB type game, but quite different! What do you do with the bomb btw?

Gameloft Live: IDontKiIIPpl (idontkiippl without capital letters)

I make EDM music No I'm not some pro who's signed to some major lable.http://YouTube.com/okayyymc3
04-04-2012, 12:11 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
I'm in a lil rush so I can't leave as detailed impression as LordGek, but yeah, what a kick ass game! Awesome physics for the balls, tight controls and overall a very nice SCB type game, but quite different! What do you do with the bomb btw?
The bombs represent a blast around your man that kills all nearby baddies without harming you. Great in a pinch!

Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan, Game Consultant
Twitter: LordGek
GameCenter, iTunes: Lord Gek
My iTunes Reviews
04-04-2012, 01:45 PM
#9
Since I also had the chance to play the game early I'll promote it too
Just like my upper neighbors wrote, this game is really worth checking out!
Once you get into the game and start to unlock new stuff, it's hard to put down!
The controls are tight and responsive (though to be honest I'd prefer bigger virtual buttons but that is perfectly playable as is). The design is fresh and imo very nice (also you'll see that some of the stuff you unlock can have funny effects on the stage ).
The different balls and areas provide enough variety in the game, and - I know some will love this part - the game can get really challenging without being frustrating .

I'm happy I found a new addiction

Favs: Super Crate Box, MAMC, Incoboto, Waking Mars, Junk Jack...
04-04-2012, 02:43 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by waxandwane View Post
Since I also had the chance to play the game early I'll promote it too
Just like my upper neighbors wrote, this game is really worth checking out!
Once you get into the game and start to unlock new stuff, it's hard to put down!
The controls are tight and responsive (though to be honest I'd prefer bigger virtual buttons but that is perfectly playable as is). The design is fresh and imo very nice (also you'll see that some of the stuff you unlock can have funny effects on the stage ).
The different balls and areas provide enough variety in the game, and - I know some will love this part - the game can get really challenging without being frustrating .

I'm happy I found a new addiction
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
As far as the button size goes, are you playing it on the iPad? It might make sense for me to throw in a few control options in an update.