App description: 5/5, Take out anything getting in your way between you and the App Store to grab this title" - appadvice.com

4/5, Magic Orbz is exceptionally good fun 148apps.com

The PS3 smash hit Magic Orbz has arrived on mobile! It's an astonishingly beautiful ball-bouncing, block-breaking blast with 52 levels, that span pirate fleets, lush green jungles and snowy winter landscapes.

Your task seems simple - clear the level of obstacles before you run out of lives. Watch out though - pick-ups and power-downs drop from the destroyed blocks.

With the high-speed gameplay, lovers of Breakout and Arkanoid should find themselves right at home. The lots of power-ups, bizarre obstacles and in-game day-night cycle really mix up the game. When you've completed it, there are still dozens of trophies to attempt.

So go on, give it a try! Smash up the levels, gawp at the cutting edge 3D graphics, and grab power-ups as they fall - but whatever you do, don't lose your ball!

Game features:

- Three settings - Pirates, Jungle and Santa
- Addictive, hi-speed gameplay
- Gorgeous graphics and music
- Suitable for all ages!
- 52 levels and a ton of power-ups!
- More levels coming soon!
______________________________________

FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/herocraft
WATCH US: http://youtube.com/herocraft
LIKE US: http://www.facebook.com/herocraft.games

HeroCraftGames's comments:
Magic Orbz is now on iOS!

The PS3 smash hit Magic Orbz has finally arrived on mobile! It's an astonishingly beautiful ball-bouncing, block-breaking blast with 42 levels, that span pirate fleets and lush green jungles.
Your task seems simple - clear the level of obstacles before you run out of lives. Watch out though - pick-ups and power-downs drop from the destroyed blocks. With the high-speed gameplay, lovers of Breakout and Arkanoid should find themselves right at home. The lots of power-ups, bizarre obstacles and in-game day-night cycle really mix up the game. When you've completed it, there are still dozens of trophies to attempt.
So go on, give it a try! Smash up the levels, gawp at the cutting edge 3D graphics, and grab power-ups as they fall - but whatever you do, don't lose your ball!
8/10 - "A bright and vibrant look, an endearing character and wholly addictive gameplay." - Destructoid
8/10 - "those with an Arkanoid addiction should buy this game, no questions asked." Playstation Lifestyle
Game Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LC6hy4qSKI
AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id570921656
Screenshots:






Game Features:
- Two settings - Pirates and Jungle.
- Addictive, hi-speed gameplay.
- Gorgeous graphics and music.
- Suitable for all ages!
- 42 levels and a ton of power-ups!
- More levels coming soon!


Guess what special day is coming up?

Were going to be 10 years old on Dec 17th!
And while were choosing our birthday cake (its a hard choice for such a big company, you know) wed like to thank our friends for playing our games
Weve prepared dozens of gifts and surprises for you! So, dont miss a thing. All will be revealed on our Facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/herocraft.games

HeroCraft:
http://twitter.com/herocraft
http://youtube.com/herocraft
http://www.facebook.com/herocraft.games
11-27-2012, 09:21 AM
#11
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,286
I recommend this wholeheartedly. While I haven't played it on ios, I've had it for years on PSN along with the dlc extra levels, and, IMO, it's one of the best arkanoid style games I've played...ever. Personally, while I'de LOVE to play it on ios, I don't think I can justify a purchase since I've beaten the game REPEATEDLY on my PS3.

Last edited by Greyskull; 11-27-2012 at 10:54 AM.
11-27-2012, 09:24 AM
#12
Joined: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to Pman
It's downloading on my ipad now! I love these games, congrats on 10 years!!! A bunch of my friends play this on ps3.

11-27-2012, 10:43 AM
#13
Joined: May 2009
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,054
YES!!!!!

I have been waiting for this one for a few years now!
(Alawar published older games in the series that were not as good)

Thanks so much for porting this one!

I would love to see some others on my old wishlist such as:

Orbz (old PC Garagegames game)
Tiqal (I hope Microsoft doesn't have this locked out of possibility)
Motion X Poker for iPad
Bomb Squad
Bang Bang Racing

The list goes on and on...

Last edited by colorsound; 11-27-2012 at 10:48 AM.
11-27-2012, 02:22 PM
#14
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,263
I really enjoyed this on the PS3 and after playing a level of the IOS Lite version, it seems like an excellent port. The initial PS3 version came with about 50 levels and there were at least 2 extra packs of levels I recall released as DLC. Does anyone know if the level packs will be available on IOS?

Edit: On re-reading the first post, I noticed it states that "more levels coming soon", so that answers my question.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve

Last edited by slewis7; 11-27-2012 at 02:25 PM.
11-28-2012, 12:03 AM
#15
Awesome game. Perfect speed, vivid colors, audio is great. You should get it imeadiatly.
11-28-2012, 12:35 AM
#16
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,687
Damn, just paid full price this morning.
Another markdown after purchase.
11-28-2012, 01:00 AM
#17
Joined: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugimulm View Post
Damn, just paid full price this morning.
Another markdown after purchase.
Dang. That was quick. I purchased full price this morning as well.

Don't feel too bad about it though. This is a great game.

Hey devs, a few things to report:
1. There is a typo in the loading screen. One of the hints has skull spelled wrong (scull).

2. Game lags every time I unlock an achievement mid game. It throws my game off.
11-28-2012, 02:50 AM
#18
The game is okay, it runs a little clunky on the iPad 3 but not terribly. From the raving of a few here I was expecting a better game overall, it is kinda... I dunno, drab? There isn't a whole lot of meat on the bone. Too bad, because the iPad really needs more arcadey games like this. I definitely would have enjoyed it a little more if it had silky smooth framerate...
11-28-2012, 03:21 AM
#19
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugimulm View Post
Damn, just paid full price this morning.
Another markdown after purchase.
Yeah shame but i still think the full price i paid for the game is well worth it. Played it a fair bit last night, really enjoying it, granted it can feel a 'bit' samey after a while but to be honest most Arkanoid games do.

Think its still well worth it, best take on an Arkanoid game i've seen in ages.
11-28-2012, 03:57 AM
#20
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaibosh View Post
The game is okay, it runs a little clunky on the iPad 3 but not terribly. From the raving of a few here I was expecting a better game overall, it is kinda... I dunno, drab? There isn't a whole lot of meat on the bone. Too bad, because the iPad really needs more arcadey games like this. I definitely would have enjoyed it a little more if it had silky smooth framerate...
The fyn for me lies in the 3d-ness...when you get good, and discover the environmental effects (such as setting off a cannonball chain) and where the powerups spawn, you need to start shooting behind the playfield to cause it to richochet across the top...oh, and it starts out easy, and furthermore, the Pirate themed levels are the worst of the bunch.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.