★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

iPhone: Little Metal Ball (v1.4 - 20 new levels)

12-21-2009, 06:56 PM
#1
Little Metal Ball (v1.4 - 20 new levels)





Last edited by goiMot; 06-05-2010 at 09:42 PM.
12-21-2009, 06:57 PM
#2
Dude its out! Now I REALLY cant wait for christmas

12-21-2009, 06:57 PM
#3
Woohoo! Another game I have been waiting for! Looks great
12-21-2009, 06:59 PM
#4
I need a video.

Currently Playing - Space Miner / Wooden Labyrinth 3D / Star Hogs / Isotope / Pool Rebel
Front Page Tug Boat "Radar"
Beta Testing - iPhone 3G S⃣
12-21-2009, 07:00 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonsmith View Post
I need a video.
Just look below at S.I.D. Crazy's vid
12-21-2009, 07:01 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty
Posts: 2,743
Nice!!! Buying

Gamecenter: Will090
12-21-2009, 07:05 PM
#8
thank god this wasn't rejected like i thought it would be( breaking glass) can't wait to buy this one

Minigore Beta Tester
53rd Battalion // 5 Star General: Demolitions Sector
12-21-2009, 07:39 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty
Posts: 2,743
Game Impressions

Some first impressions:

I've played through the first 9 levels, and I'm having a great time. Artwork is very nice (although it wouldn't hurt to make it a higher resolution), however the realistic 3D-esque ball does not really fit in with the enviroment. There are 4 different worlds of 10 stages each. There are normal levels where you must get from start to finish and bonus levels where you must collect all the stars. You do not have lives rather there is a time limit for each level. From what I've seen the time limits are very gracious and I have never been in danger of not completing a level. Yellow stars add half a second to your time while blue stars add 5 seconds while falling off the edge subtracts 10 seconds. The challenging part comes from the trophies awarded at the end of the level based on your time. You can either get gold, silver, or bronze. This game would best be described as Labyrinth as a platformer. You can touch anywhere except the pause button on the screen to jump. The longer you hold your finger on the screen the bigger the jump. You can jump over gaps in your path or over small blockades. There are some walls that you cannot jump over however. Also there are purple buttons that you can roll on top of and do a full power jump that will create a fake crack on your screen and trigger something to happen (like making a moving platform come to you or shrinking your ball.). The levels usually take 2-5 minutes apiece. For 1.99 the content seems to be pretty good and the trophies will add some replay value. However the lack of online scoreboards and tilt calibration may make some angry (you must hold your phone parrellel to the floor). Controls work exactly as you would expect them to, effective and precise. The game has a lot of charm, great artwork, and is very fun and if you enjoy labyrinth or platformers and are on the fence I reccommend you give it a go.

Gamecenter: Will090

Last edited by Will090; 12-21-2009 at 08:05 PM.
12-21-2009, 07:58 PM
#10
You guys are quick! Beat us to the punch (developer here . Glad to hear you like it! We put a lot of work into it, especially fine tuning the feel of the controls.

Regarding the leader boards and calibration option, these are on the top of our list for an update! We actually have some exciting news on that front, but I'm not allowed to tell you just yet .

The time limits are fairly lenient to make it accessible to more casual gamers. Getting gold should be tough though, and I have plans to make another level of achievement corresponding to my personal best times =D.

Grab it while it's hot!