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  • Publisher: Savant Inc.
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 12.8 MB
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (4)
App description: Update 4 is out! It includes: 60 fps, and new unlockable skins for balls for earning respect with the Coach!
Enjoy!


Sports coach Timmins wants you to juggle as many sports balls as possible to prove your worth.

Bounce different balls (soccer, basketball, bowling, and more!) a number of times until they burst! Be careful not to let them drop, or Timmins will give you a verbal whipping!

The balls are physics enabled and can bounce against each other. They have weight and different densities, as well as sizes. Tap the balls to bounce them up, or flick them in a direction for more precise control. Bounce them as late as possible for a higher score and crits! And watch out, sometimes the coach will lob a grenade at you to make sure you are paying attention!


Press Reviews:

"It means that The Balls is a cool casual game that can provide you, the player, with hours of senseless fun." - Eric Pankoke, iPhoneLife

"If youre a fan of Fruit Ninja or any of the other slashing type games, you should like The Balls! as well. Its a different take on the concept that is unique and refreshing." - The Gamer With Kids

"This game is hilarious! Go check this app out!" - iTouchAppReviewers

"Savant Inc. who made one of the cleanest and simplest but yet one of the most addicting games in the appstore." - iYoshiBlog



Features:
Simple pick up and play!
2 game modes: Classic and Balls mode (no time limit, score as high as you can!)
5 different types of balls (and more to come in future updates!)
Juggle different types of sports balls to get the highest score and please the Coach!
Flick them up for more control and mastery
Open Feint Leaderboards (compete with your friends!)
Open Feint Achievements
Game Center enabled with Achievements and Leaderboards! Seamless integration with Open Feint!

Your 5-star reviews will help me continue to support this game with future updates, so enjoy the game and expect great things in the future!


Join the fun!
Website: http://theballsgame.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SavantGames
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theballsgame

cyberbum's comments:
The Balls! has been unleashed!
The Balls!
Website: http://theballsgame.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SavantGames
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theballsgame

Here are some awesome comments from early beta testers!

Quote:
LordGek
As one of your recruited victims, that, to be honest, entered into this only half interested, I was TOTALLY IMPRESSED!...
Damn cool overall and original enough with different mechanics to make it not feel like yet another Fruit Ninja Clone! 5/5
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...1&postcount=62
Quote:
PointOfLight
It's a real fine juggling act between simply tapping balls to keep them afloat and flinging them to keep them alive longer and consequently score more points. Then you toss in the grenades, which are instant death, and the fact that you only have three lives (you lose one any time a ball falls off the bottom of the screen), and it doesn't take too long before things get hectic and adrenaline filled.

... overall I think this game has the potential to be in line with such casual games as Fruit Ninja and Veggie Samurai, and thankfully it doesn't feel like a clone of either.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...6&postcount=90
Quote:
Qurao
I've been trying the game out for a bit now, and it's pretty awesome. The sounds fit the gameplay, and (though it sounds cheesy) it's easy to pick up, but hard to master. Because of the pacing of the game, it's very good for short bursts of gameplay, which is mainly the way I play games on my iPhone.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...6&postcount=79
Quote:
5th World
So, last night I got to handle The Balls. And I have to say, it was awesome. Life changing, even.

In all seriousness, it's a great little game, well polished and highly addictive. I'm seen a few comparisons to Fruit Ninja and while that is probably it's closest point of reference, The Balls really stands apart as it's own unique and thoroughly engaging game.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...4&postcount=77

The Balls! Trailer

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12-01-2010, 11:52 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 245
Sweeet! Was waiting for this game to come out. Picking it up now!

12-02-2010, 01:13 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 72
Been waiting for this one for awhile! Looks like a ton fun...
12-02-2010, 04:21 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 245
Great graphics! I'm really digging the artwork and sounds. Good stuff guys. Will be posting up review on app store soon.
12-02-2010, 07:00 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbadbrush View Post
Great graphics! I'm really digging the artwork and sounds. Good stuff guys. Will be posting up review on app store soon.
Thanks! We worked hard on this game, hope everyone enjoys it
12-02-2010, 12:05 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 4,113
Well thanks to the first post you already know my thoughts, but I just want to reiterate that this is a fun casual game, and if you're the type to get addicted to games like Fruit Ninja, you'll probably get addicted to this one as well. Go buy it and help support a budding young developer.

Eric Pankoke
Mobile Games Reviewer: Rusty Sabre, TouchMyApps
Blog: iPhone Life
Twitter: RustySabre
12-02-2010, 12:58 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
Well thanks to the first post you already know my thoughts, but I just want to reiterate that this is a fun casual game, and if you're the type to get addicted to games like Fruit Ninja, you'll probably get addicted to this one as well. Go buy it and help support a budding young developer.
Thanks! I hope everyone enjoys the game!
12-02-2010, 10:05 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 100
Was it all made in 3d and unity?

Jimbo_00
12-02-2010, 10:13 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbo_00 View Post
Was it all made in 3d and unity?
Nope, I used Cocos2d, and did my own modifications to have very simple 3d model support. Cocos is just awesome, very easy to use and customize, and many developers are using it.

http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/
12-03-2010, 10:37 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 203
If you guys have any ideas for future updates, I'm all ears!

First update will mainly be a quick bug fix release (problems with the "More Games" section, and I'll possibly fix/add the music picker within the game).