|Publisher||Fun free Fun|
|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
If you are looking for a simple yet tricky mobile game that will surely put your skills and knowledge on a test, you might want to consider putting Unblock Ball on your game list. As what the title of the game suggests, your main objective for this game is to unblock the way and create a path for the ball to pass through until it reaches the hole. Unblock Ball will take you to a series of challenging levels with a varying range of difficulties. If you love solving sliding puzzles, this game is definitely a great fit. Feel free to explore Unblock Ball and see how far your skills can take you.
The mechanics for this game are generally simple and easily manageable. As mentioned above, the goal is to guide the ball to reach the other end. To do so, you must move and slide the tiles and create a path for the ball to roll. Each tile can take the ball in various directions. There are straight tiles that take the ball in a straight direction (vertical and horizontal) and there are curve tiles that allow the ball to roll in a curvy path. As soon as the game starts, it prompts you right away to the puzzle. The interface is simple and all levels come with the same setup.
A puzzle is typically composed of the Start point and the Finish hole. Normally, the ball will only be launched once a solid path is created. There are two kinds of tiles in this game; one that is movable and the other one that is fixed and stable. Movable tiles are the ones you can freely slide on the board while the Fixed tiles are irremovable. The level is cleared when the ball finally reaches the other end. Along with the path are the stars you must collect. In each level, you’ll find three stars in random tiles and this is where your score will be based upon. To get a perfect rating, try your best to collect all the three stars by aligning the puzzle pieces strategically.
Tricky and Brain Teasing Levels
One of the best things about Unblock Ball is the overwhelming number of levels you can explore. Interestingly, the rate of difficulty will drastically increase as you progress. The puzzles will become more and more complicated as you explore higher levels. Generally, all puzzles are surprisingly tricky and higher levels tend to feature extra and unnecessary tiles to confuse players. It is also interesting to mention that the game is not being timed and your moves are not limited at all. Your score is only based on the number of stars you collected. Therefore, you can take all the time you need to solve the puzzle without any pressure.
Players can always go back to previous levels if they failed to collect all the stars which provide Unblock Ball a decent replay value. However, the collectible stars will somehow not make any sense other than being a measurement for scores. They could have added a little value to it and use the Stars to either unlock new skins or themes. Despite the missing element, the game is still worth exploring. There are over 64 levels waiting to be explored and I’m pretty sure there are more levels to arrive in its future development.
Hints and Excellent Graphics
Just in case you are having a hard time solving a puzzle and if you find yourself stuck on a certain level, you can always take advantage of your two helpful features. First of which is the Reset which allows you to move the puzzle pieces back to the way they are initially arranged. It will not cost anything but you have no other option but to start the same puzzle back from the very beginning. Another thing you can take advantage of in this game is the Hint. Generally, Hint will reveal the actual solution to the puzzle.
The tricky part here is that you need to watch a reward video to access such features. I personally think that this is one creative approach from the developers to incorporate the ads. However, this game will showcase too many ads. Expect to see ads after every level which is quite an annoyance. Appearance-wise, Unblock Ball is an absolute visual delight. It comes with an impressive interface adorned with a stunning rustic theme. The game is also matched with the well-fitting audio effect which makes this game more enjoyable.
Unblock Ball is generally simple, fun yet surprisingly tricky and addictive. If you are looking for a simple game that is light enough and won’t consume much of your phone storage yet tricky and provides a decent level of difficulty, this game is surely a great fit. The visuals are well-polished and it will somehow remind you of BitMango’s Roll the Ball. Above all, this game can be played wonderfully even without an Internet connection which allows you to play the game anytime and anywhere you wish to. Currently, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download Unblock Ball absolutely for free. Good luck and have fun!