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The game teaches you how to play. Ballz does a great job of explaining the basics of gameplay, reminding you with each new game what you need to do. This is a casual game, so these instructions are crucial for those who might not have ever played anything like Breakout before. Also, the controls aren't like other games of this ilk, so the reminder when you begin a new round is nice. You really learn a game like this through practice, but having some instructions is definitely welcome.
Set up a chain reaction. Getting your balls to bounce around as much as possible, knocking out and wearing down the bricks, is the name of the game. You also want to collect as many extra balls and coins as you can, since the bricks get progressively harder to eliminate with each round. The more coins you earn, the more advantages you can buy. Sure, you could spend real money to unlock that extra edge, but it's much more fun to earn it the hard way. Ballz is a game that doesn't require any in-app purchases to enjoy, but you can certainly spend as much money as you want if you are into that sort of thing.
Plenty of playability before the ads hit. You'll see a very discreet banner ad at the bottom of the screen, but it stays out of the way. Ballz does use video and full-screen ads, too, but those are few and far between. I was a bit annoyed when one showed up as soon as I began playing the game, but I was able to enjoy quite a bit of play time before the next one appeared. This game offers plenty of endless play for fun without much interruption.
What is it about?
Ballz is a Game Center-enabled Breakout title that really challenges your skills and eye for angles. You bounce balls off the walls and bricks, trying to eliminate as many of the tiles as you can before they touch the ground. If your ball passes through white circles, you earn extra balls, and you can also hit through yellow globes to win rings. Spend coins to unlock more abilities and get an edge on the game.
For those who...
- Love brick-breaking games
- Don't need a soundtrack to have fun
- Want to kill a few minutes or hours
Not for those who...
- Hate casual games
- Never got into Breakout
- Dislike in-app purchases and advertisements
Why we love it
Ketchapp has put together a fun Breakout-style game, with endless gameplay capability for free. There are in-app ads, both banner and full-screen, but the banners are discreet and the full-screen advertisements are rare.
Ballz is FREE but there are more add-ons
App Store Description
Relax your brain with the champion of time killer!
Swipe your finger to throw the balls and break the bricks.
Try to break as many bricks as possible before they move down to the bottom.
Collect all the items to get additional balls and make an endless ball chain!
The level of bricks will be increased after each round you throw the balls.
Very easy to play but very hard to reach high scores. Don't forget the angle is the key point!
◉ Free to play
◉ Endless gameplay
◉ Simple ball control
◉ Challenge your friends with the best highscore