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  • Publisher: Mangobile
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 49.3 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Evil space balloons are about to invade Earth. You and your animal assistants are the world's last line of defense in this crazy physics-based puzzle game.

Pop the mean balloons with nails and shoot them with their own laser guns. Use water cannons, magnets, fans, trampolines, animal cannons and many other tools to overcome the obstacles and challenges.
Collect stars to unlock secret animal assistants.

All 90+ game levels can be played for free.
Optionally, you can support our work by paying a small one-time fee to unlock all of the cute animal assistants.
Each animal comes with its own unique physics attributes, offering more variety and requiring a slightly different solution at times.

It's also possible to remove the in-game advertising with a one-time fee, if you want to.

iCloud is supported for automatic game progress synchronization.

killercow's comments:

Earth vs Balloons

Mangobile
Genres: Games Puzzle Action
Free


Quote:
Evil space balloons are about to invade Earth. You and your animal assistants are the world's last line of defense in this crazy physics-based puzzle game.

Pop the mean balloons with nails and shoot them with their own laser guns. Use water cannons, magnets, fans, trampolines, animal cannons and many other tools to overcome the obstacles and challenges.
Collect stars to unlock secret animal assistants.

All 90+ game levels can be played for free.
Optionally, you can support our work by paying a small one-time fee to unlock all of the cute animal assistants.
Each animal comes with its own unique physics attributes, offering more variety and requiring a slightly different solution at times.

It's also possible to remove the in-game advertising with a one-time fee, if you want to.

iCloud is supported for automatic game progress synchronization.












Supported Devices:
  • iPodTouchFourthGen
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPhone4S
  • iPhone5
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPadMini
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPhone4
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPadFourthGen4G

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 6.0

Download Size: 49.3MB

07-17-2015, 01:41 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,494
I'm surprised no one is giving Earth vs Balloons a try; the Mangobile SRPGs are some of the smartest well designed turn based games on mobile so while EvB doesn't scream originality it seems like the level designs will be worth trying. I'm excited to see it launch on Android next week so I can dive in.
07-17-2015, 06:09 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 403
As the developer of Earth vs Balloons I'm obviously not neutral, but similar to other Mangobile titles there's more substance to the game than you might expect at first glance.

Initially Earth vs Ballons was planned with 60 stages only, with brutal difficulty from the very beginning.
When I saw my little girl enjoying the game but struggling with it from the very first moment, I reconsidered this notion and added around 20 to 30 fairly easy stages at the beginning.
So in case you give the game a try, don't be fooled by the first stages which are intentionally just a stroll in the park.

It should be also mentioned that the additional animal assistants are not purely cosmetic.
If you are using the bouncing rabbit, for example, some of the first stages become fairly challenging as well.

Last edited by niebau; 07-17-2015 at 06:36 PM.
08-22-2015, 05:10 PM
#4
This could be interesting with achievements and leaderboards. Now I get points for a level, but who cares, it isn't summed up somewhere else in the game, not even in-game currency. There is a shopping cart with a '?' But it doesn't do anything. It probably should explain what is the deal with e.g. that bouncing rabbit?