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Help Test BlastBall MAX - Top Scores win iTunes Gift Cards!!!

02-06-2015, 04:51 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 100
Help Test BlastBall MAX - Top Scores win iTunes Gift Cards!!!

Quotes from Touch Arcade forum folks already playing:
"I haven't played a fun match game like this in a long time."
"im currently addicted to it"
"The game is really fun and different/something new for me."


Hey guys,
At Monkube, we've been working on a puzzle game with a new mechanic, called BlastBall MAX, for the last 3 years. We finally polished it to the point where it's the pure essence of what we want it to be: a premium game with a fantastic new puzzle mechanic, leaving out ALL the cheap random factor / F2P pay to win / timer / meta-game overkill crap.

Before heading to the press, and to Apple, we want to do one big test among gamers. And the TA forum seems like the place to find those. But! ... we want to supercharge that final test :-)

So our offer is this:
The 3 players with the highest scores on wednesday the 18th at noon, get a $50 (winner) and $25 (spot 2 and 3) Apple gift card.


All you need to do is PM me your email, or mail to sven@monkube.com, and you'll get a link moments later. BlastBall MAX is universal and work on pretty much any device. We're using the new Apple Testflight, so there's no account and log-in stuff required.
FYI: BlastBall has no timer, no constant random factor and every game only has 25 turns. But the strategic depth is... well, you'll see.

This explains the core of the gameplay mechanic.


And this is our short, 30 second ad which will be seen in the App Store.

Last edited by Sven - Monkube; 02-09-2015 at 12:32 PM.
02-06-2015, 05:01 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 100
Oh, and if any of you have questions, or just want to give your opinion, feel free to.

02-07-2015, 07:10 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 40
thanks for accepting me
02-07-2015, 06:31 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 100
No problem man.
How are you liking the game so far?
02-08-2015, 12:28 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 40
im currently addicted to it xD i cant beat my score yet lol
02-08-2015, 03:15 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 2,533
One question how do you want us to submit our scores?

So far I'm really enjoying it you weren't kidding there is a lot of depth and strategy to this game. I haven't played a fun match game like this in a long time. I just couldn't stop playing! Like how it has the Threes! Sliding tile mechanic it's really intuitive and works great with this kind of game. The power ups are neat too but it's a shame you have to wait several days to use them wish there was an alternative way to get them. Would love to see some more modes added in the future maybe add a third color ball for a hard mode. Like the overall design and style too and the tutorial was well explained. Really enjoying it thanks for letting me try it out early!
02-08-2015, 03:42 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 40
So here's my review:

The game is really fun and different/something new for me. Makes you think of ways to match the colors and line up as many balls as you can. I like how we can move/rotate the tiles and change the color of the ball my least fave (not that its bad) would be the bombs but of course that will make it more challenging xD i was just wondering if there will be more ball colors in the future? Or maybe you could change the ball colors in the settings? That would be neat! XD and i agree about the powerups i hope theres other ways to get it thanks for letting me test the game ^^ My highest score so far is 3,238 and still planning to beat my score haha
02-08-2015, 04:13 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCman7 View Post
One question how do you want us to submit our scores?

So far I'm really enjoying it you weren't kidding there is a lot of depth and strategy to this game. I haven't played a fun match game like this in a long time. I just couldn't stop playing! Like how it has the Threes! Sliding tile mechanic it's really intuitive and works great with this kind of game. The power ups are neat too but it's a shame you have to wait several days to use them wish there was an alternative way to get them. Would love to see some more modes added in the future maybe add a third color ball for a hard mode. Like the overall design and style too and the tutorial was well explained. Really enjoying it thanks for letting me try it out early!
First things first. Thanks for the kind words.
There's a reason for the power-ups to be released at one a day. Throwing them at you faster, wouldn't give you room to find good uses for each of them. And that leads to players trying a bunch of them together, but having too many parameters they don't 100% understand, to really come up with the best strategies.
Before I go into the 3rd ball color... What is your highest score? As I'm pretty sure you've conquered it's gameplay.

Oh, and submitting scores. I'm thinking either taking a screenshot of your score screen, or hooking up to FB (in which case your score gets added to our back-end).

Last edited by Sven - Monkube; 02-08-2015 at 04:15 AM.
02-08-2015, 04:47 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: California
Posts: 40
finally beat my score to 5k xD
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02-08-2015, 05:28 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafiiee View Post
So here's my review:

The game is really fun and different/something new for me. Makes you think of ways to match the colors and line up as many balls as you can. I like how we can move/rotate the tiles and change the color of the ball my least fave (not that its bad) would be the bombs but of course that will make it more challenging xD i was just wondering if there will be more ball colors in the future? Or maybe you could change the ball colors in the settings? That would be neat! XD and i agree about the powerups i hope theres other ways to get it thanks for letting me test the game ^^ My highest score so far is 3,238 and still planning to beat my score haha
Well, if you play 3 days in a row, you'll get the '2x bomb defuse'. so that should loosen the grip bombs have on your strategies a bit more. There's a reason why you don't get the bomb defuse earlier too: You need to overcome your fear of bombs, so you don't use the bomb defuse on the first bombs that cross your path.
And by looking at your score.... well, I totally get why you're imagining how more ball colours would be cool.. But you've only scratched the surface of what you can do with the gameplay options you've got at your disposal now. That's why the Missions are there. They should bump you in the right direction, so you can discover new strategies along the way.

I'm not gonna tell you what the Max score without using power-ups is... But let's just say that is't more than 3.238