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  • Publisher: IMS SA
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 45.2 MB
  • Version: 1.7.6
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: 2.500.000 people addicted to Toy Balls! can't be wrong! 520.000 Game Center players!
#1 free app in UK & France! #1 game in 30 countries! #4 free app in US!

Match-three games are fairly common, but this is one of the best. The Washington Post / KidsPost

This game kicks ass! Touch Arcade forum

When Bejeweled Met Luxor Nine Over Ten

Almost as entertaining as Angry Birds..." AppStore review

Truly innovative and endlessly replayablethe best match three game weve seen in ages. Best Kids Apps

Its levels of innovation in introducing physics to the match-three genre, along with its unique and challenging stage designs, make Toy Balls! a highly recommended puzzler for the iOS platform. Jamie Skelton, Associated Content from Yahoo!

In the world of Toy Balls!, balls move and roll across a wooden universe with electro zappers lying in wait to toast and zap the innocent balls. Save them by chaining as many balls as possible, in this addictive and innovative game.

Combining intuitive game play, unique ball physics, tricky level puzzles, and crystal clear visuals, Toy Balls! is your perfect fix for hours and hours of endless fun and entertainment!

SAVE YOUR BALLS!

Toy Balls! combines realistic ball physics with simple, yet accurate, game controls. Swipe your finger across 3 or more balls of the same kind to save them and gain points. Its that easy to learn and play!

The more balls saved, the more will fall in, pushing them closer to the electro zapper. Think about their physical properties before you chain them. Certain balls will bounce more, while others weigh more, therefore affecting the game play. Every level has different obstacles and electro zappers. It is not always easy to save your balls!

BE A 4-STAR PLAYER

Depending on your score at each level, you are awarded up to four stars. In some levels this is easy, in others it is deviously difficult, so you will have to use your head and skills to collect as many stars as you can. Always remember that the longer the chain, the higher the scores and achievements obtained. And, who knows, by maximizing your score you may unveil a well-kept secret in the future!

SPREAD OUT YOUR SCORE & ACHIEVEMENTS

Players can see how their scores compare with others throughout the world via online leaderboards and achievements in Game Center.

There all multiple leaderboards. One of them corresponds to your total score, while others refer to scores of individual levels.

There are loads of achievements waiting for you to fulfill. Some of them are dead easy, while others are difficult, so you will have to work hard to collect as many achievements as possible.

KEY FEATURES
* Innovative game concept
* Amazingly fluid and realistic physics
* Rescue three or more balls by swiping through them
* Dozens of balls are onscreen, with more added every second
* Eight different types of balls, each with its own mass and elasticity
* Intuitive and super easy to pick up controls
* Easy and straightforward learning process with in-game tutorial
* Levels may be played over and over to reach a new high score for that puzzle
* Balls bounce, slide, collide, rotate, and roll through wooden mechanical mazes
* Rescue balls as quickly as possible to prevent any ball falling into the electro zapper
* 98 fun and challenging levels with a smooth difficulty curve
* Game Center leader boards & achievements
* Retina display support
* Multiple music themes
* Frequent level pack updates

LordGek's comments:



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This game kicks ass!

If not clear from the video, you're tasked with drawing a connecting path through multiple same type balls. If you are able to eliminate enough groups of them before any of your balls touch the zapper you'll successfully complete the level. Since getting a group of 6 at once is worth MUCH MORE than simply getting two groups of 3, the trick appears to be making chains as long as possible which is often easier said then done as the balls are almost constantly in motion. So even if an early level is quite easy to complete, getting a high enough score to qualify than more than a single star out of three can be quite tricky.

There is also the fun dynamic that each level brings via its zapper which will require you to be ever mindful of which of your balls might be straying to close to the danger zone ("Sure, matching 3 baseballs in that lower right corner was a pretty feeble point maneuver compared to that possible 9 basketball chain, but had you not made that match quickly right then the scale would have tipped into the zapper and ended the run").

There is also an HD version available which is the one I played to leave this review! As far as I know it is identical but with nicely rescaled HD graphics.

A must for fans of clever physics match 3s!
5/5
12-30-2010, 09:43 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
That sure is one unique match 3 game. Not really into this genre but this game looks like worth a try.

12-30-2010, 09:44 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
I bets tested this one .... This is is a rather hard, assuming they did not fix that , match game!

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12-30-2010, 09:56 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by FPE View Post
I bets tested this one .... This is is a rather hard, assuming they did not fix that , match game!
Hi. First let us thank you for your effort beta testing our app.
The app is not as hard as you may think, since we have made changes before releasing it.
Email us to send you a promo code to see for yourself.
12-30-2010, 10:08 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by CazualGames View Post
Hi. First let us thank you for your effort beta testing our app.
The app is not as hard as you may think, since we have made changes before releasing it.
Email us to send you a promo code to see for yourself.
Maybe it was not clear from my smiley ... I am actually happy about its difficulty!! I hope it was not dumbed down too much.
Impressions from the build played are very positive. Good mechanics, great challenge and fun. I find it rather original. In fact it is one of the best games I have tested since last summer (ok I only test 40, but still) and the only bets I am still playing even if the beta test is over!

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On GC I am FPEX
01-03-2011, 07:40 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Pm sent btw ....

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On GC I am FPEX
01-05-2011, 06:15 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 24
Toy Balls! has been chosen as a selectable nominee for the Holiday App Awards. Please go vote for it! Thanks! http://t.co/7i5dyt0
01-10-2011, 05:38 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 24
Some new reviews have come out.
1. DailyAppShow: http://dailyappshow.com/toy-balls
2. NineOverTen: http://www.nineoverten.com/2011/01/1...led-met-luxor/

Go buy this app (http://tiny.ly/MLZ8) and rest assured that you will never regret it!
01-10-2011, 06:07 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by CazualGames View Post
Some new reviews have come out.
1. DailyAppShow: http://dailyappshow.com/toy-balls
2. NineOverTen: http://www.nineoverten.com/2011/01/1...led-met-luxor/

Go buy this app (http://tiny.ly/MLZ8) and rest assured that you will never regret it!
I do not understand how come this game has passed with no comments. It is a nice game (word of a beta tester) combining physics and match3 concepts with fun art and challenging environments.

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On GC I am FPEX
01-10-2011, 09:39 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,778
Quote:
Originally Posted by FPE View Post
I do not understand how come this game has passed with no comments. It is a nice game (word of a beta tester) combining physics and match3 concepts with fun art and challenging environments.
As I had already commented to the dev, I love how the contraptions in each level seem so believable...like with enough boards, rubber bands, and pulley systems you could make these surreal levels yourself.

A bug zapper powerful enough to instantly disintegrate any ball touching whether it is made of rubber or plastic either doesn't exist or you'll need all sorts of special permits to have one.

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