I should have listened to the reviewer warning me not to download this app. It is addictive. I've deleted it twice so I can get other work done. But I keep coming back to it.
Other reviewers mentioned that the app is glitchy, that is true, also. It will freeze occasionally, quit for no reason and the speed up button won't come up for a long time. Perhaps you can make the speed up button permanent, so you can speed up when you are ready; maybe make it so that you can "pulse" it, so it only works when you are touching it? Please address these issues.
Also, I don't get the point of accumulating rings that, to date, I have not been able to determine if they have any real worth. It is not even meaningful in terms of your skill at playing the game. Sometimes, attempting to get more rings distracts you from breaking blocks lower on the screen and you end up losing the game.
The blocks appear with an assigned point value, so why not accumulate points as you break blocks? For instance, a 60 point block gets you a point per strike and a bonus when you break it. Larger blocks give you a larger bonus, or if its lower down on the screen you get a larger bonus. Perhaps you can get another bonus when you clear the whole board. Now you have something to look forward to.
Maybe you make the speed button an in app purchase either with cash or by accumulating a certain number of points. With more points, you can get the pulse function, more points and it becomes permanent.
Fun until you get good...
This game is so fun and I am definitely addicted to it. However, I have two problems. Number one is the restart button which a lot of other people have had concerns about. I was at 2500 and had been playing that single game for about 2 months when I accidentally pressed the restart button. My life was over and it had no meaning anymore. So please get rid of this button, it is completely useless and only messes me up. Number two is a concern about the speed up button. Although it is very helpful, when you get up to the thousands like me, it really does nothing. It speeds it up a little but waiting for the balls to finish still takes a very long time. So I suggest you either put a super sonic button where it all goes in like 3 seconds or you can press a button when it is all done. This could be an option when you get to the thousands because honestly I love this game but I get so bored just sitting there and watching the balls for forever. This would also help out with when there is one ball left hitting one block until it breaks, because waiting for that kills me too. I always end up having to put my phone down and watch a show for like 10 minutes until it's done. Thank you and really hope these problems will be fixed!
Pretty solid app. It’s highly addicting which is what you want in a phone game. Just a few thoughts though. 1) Make the fast forward button always there. It’s really irritating to have to wait to turn that on. 2) What is the point of the score in the upper right? It seems to count how many rings I’ve gotten over the course of owning the app, but I’m not sure why that’s important. I feel like it should reset for each game or at least have some prize for reaching certain milestones. Otherwise it’s just a distracting and useless stat. 3) There should be an “end level” button for times when you’re hitting nothing and simply want the clock to run out. Sitting there waiting for 300 balls to finish hitting nothing is mind-numbing. 4) The pause button doesn’t always seem to work. Maybe make the entire screen a pause button so tapping anywhere brings you to the menu? 5) We need a leaderboard! It’d be fascinating to see all my high scores listed out. This type of stat seems standard for this type of game so it seems odd that it’s not in this one. Might be a good opportunity to incorporate friends as well, if we could have the option of comparing scores to friends. Maybe three leaderboards - individual, friends, and a universal one (all players everywhere).
By John and christi
This game is really fun and addicting, but the restart button is really getting on my nerves. I constantly pause the game and I accidentally press the restart button probably a million times. Pressing the restart ruined my high score of 630. I haven't lost a game in forever, but I had to restart at the very least 25 times because of that button. I don't understand who needs the button, if you wanted to have a new start couldn't you purposely lose. I have also seen other people that have concerns about the restart button. To be honest I really, really have been annoyed by the restart button, but I keep playing the game because it is really fun and addicting.
Another thing I would like to add is the block colors, it seem that they only change colors when the reach 80 or below and I constantly get higher than that but then I accidentally restart. On this matter I have also seen other comments concerning the block colors.
I have literally been playing this game every time I get a chance, because I like it. These are some things that I hope the creators take into consideration. I really like the game but the restart button gets on my nerves a lot. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope you can fix my problems.
I love it. Sometimes simple is better....and simple it is!..and we're talking "simple" as in "pong-simple". However, like pong, it's a simple design...but I didn't say it wasn't challenging. Because it is! Simple in design and graphics but not necessarily so in game-play. However one complaint:
If you're online while playing you're able to collect another chance to continue at the number you left off when you last lost by watching an ad and it seems you only get one opportunity to do this. That's all fine and good, however those rings in the game that you collect and can use for what?!--getting your balls to be a different color--needs a makeover. I mean, who cares if you have blue Ballz or red Ballz? 🔵😮🔴 (I know...I know, another balls joke but I couldn't resist!).
Why doesn't the developer make it so you can use those rings for extra chances to continue your game as an alternate way from watching boring ads?! At least you can spend them on something worth it! Spending them on changing your Ballz to every color in the 🌈is just... disappointing and lame.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if they change that one tiny--but very important feature!
Otherwise, great game!
With Great Games Comes Problems..
It really is just one of the best mobile games I have ever played. And that's is saying a lot since I have played so many mobile games in my life. But with ever great game comes problems none the least. It's just one problem that restart button..... Sometimes I'm doing great but it comes to an end I like to watch an ad so I could keep going but right after the ad ends and right before you can start playing again you see the home screen. I am so used to seeing ads after a game and just instantly pressing restart so all I'm asking is to try and make those few seconds of the home screen after the ads, go away. And the pause button too same issue same irritation. Thank you for reading all the way to the end of my prolonged review and keep making the game better. It's just so addicting and so fun to play, but please keep my request in mind if your a developer reading this. And if your a consumer you should try bring attention to this issue because it might happen to you sometime and I'll tell you it is very irritating.💙💙💙💙
This is your life
Ballz, it's more than s game, it's your life. Think of it. It's all strategy, start off slow, use the angles to your favor, the more balls, the "easier" it gets, develope strategy or it's easy to get overwhelmed, you collect rings to buy more balls, then you buy all the balls, yet Continue to collect nothing more than these worthless rings you can't spend anyway. If you play the game continuously without break you will fail, 200 is good, but if you slow down you can reach the thousands, collecting more and more hoping to avoid the reset button which will take it all away and cause utter devastation. In life, The rings are money. The balls are the things we acquire in life through money or talent,,, strategy is key... even after we have everything, bought all the balls we just keep playing, often times we don't even use those other colors we buy.... How much stuff do you have that you don't use... no, once we have it all the goal is to continue to use strategy and avoid messing up and losing it all (Corrine Brown) Ballz is life
What's the actual last level.
Okay this is better than bubble pop. I've been playing Ballz for about six months. I have gotten to over 2000 numerous times but then that dredded restart button gets a glancing touch and I have the sheer horror of falling from a tight rope over Niagra Falls. I don't know of any other games that have this option of deleting progress and starting over. Who wants to do that. Please take it off. But I have one other problem. I had a plan to reach 5000 just to see how the numbers in the squares where going to fit 5 digits. I got to level 4531. I have beaten this level numerous times over the last month. Then it just quits and when I open it back up it is back at the start of level 4531. Why can I not get past this level? I'm in the prosses of reaching my goal on my iPad pro now but again with the dang restart button. Maybe just move it over or make it smaller. Make it harder to accidentally hit. I want to give you 0 stars because of this. But as you can see you received 5. Quid pro quo. Okay back to Ballz.
Immensely fun. Kinda mesmerizing.
Easily a 5⭐️ app. Very simple and very fun. Ads are non-invasive. I bought the no ad upgrade anyway—just to support.
Would really reallllllllly love for a faster mode. Preferably something where the speed of the balls scaled with the number of balls you have. Or, more simply 1) show the speed up button immediately and possibly 2) have more than one level of 'faster'. Once you get to 30 or so, it's starts to be a wait. If you get up to 100 it's almost painful. At 200+, you spend way way more time watching than playing. At 500+... totally brutal. I wind up taking a shot now and then while I work.
Along those lines, as soon as more than a few balls go from launch back down to the baseline without hitting anything, just reset them all. Waiting for 200 balls to do nothing isn't wonderful. Same for when the board is cleared entirely. Just reset!
Would be cool to see some real time stats after each round like how many points were up vs how many you cleared (with a percentage). Non invasive—along the top or bottom or a semi-transparent overlay, either of which would fade after a few seconds or on launch.
Would gladly pay for features like this. Would also pay to start at higher level (20? 40?).
I love how Ketchapp keeps their games super streamlined and simple. Still, if any of them, this game sorta screams for power ups. Bombs, longer sites, move a single block, undo...
Yes, I have a few wants but only because it's a great little game!
Awesome Game! Important request...Fixed!
By Michael S. Fisher, CFP®
While I have downloaded literally thousands of apps, I have never actually written a review before.
Absolutely LOVE this game! Simple concept and amazingly addicting. After the most recent update, the "2nd chance" option (after watching advertisement) is not being offered which is a major step backwards. Also, the in-app-purchase is currently pointless! (Only difference is color of ball). Obviously, app developers want to make $ (you do realize you are leaving soo much money on the table by not offering the ability to purchase additional balls and/or chances!). People (myself included) would constantly purchase more which would provide reoccurring revenue! Something I hope you consider in the near future. Thank you!
Update as of 4/17: recent update has now fixed the issue with adding back the second chance! So happy!!!! Thanks again!
Some possible features to add
By Proud Outlook User
First off, I LOVE THIS APP!! I can’t stop playing it! Secondly, I would like to address some features that I believe should be added and should be required! From the previous review, they mention a permanent speed up button and/or pulsating button...I love this idea, I can’t tell you how many times I just wait for the speed up button. Also, I notice that you can shorten the line of where the ball will go and the balls get smaller, if you shorten the line and the balls go smaller, I think when you deploy it, they come out smaller balls and yet they release the same amount. The cool thing is with this idea, with smaller balls, you can get into different area, tighter angles, etc. Of course all of this can be bought in the in-game store via the rings, instead of colored balls which don’t really help. Thanks for the awesome game, and hopefully you’ll take all this into consideration.
5 Stars, Until It's 0 Stars
The game kept closing right before it reset a new board, and when I reopened it, I was looking at the board I just completed. I looked for an update (there isn't one) and rebooted the device (it didn't help). I tried hitting the RESTART button and it killed my game with a score of 2366 that I'd been playing for weeks. At least I can delete the app now and get on with my life. Why is that button even there, looking so helpful?
For those wondering about the rings: for every 200 rings earned you can buy a new color shooter. As you move through the colors, the shooters have different physical properties. They have more "float" and more bounce or reactivity, so it changes up the game play. It maxes out with the gold color. You can go back and choose an old color to play with if there was one where you particularly liked the action.
Very Addictive But...
By Ronnie radikes bro
The game in so addictive. But in the 24ish hours that I've played I have seemed to notice a few bugs and possible things that could be added that would make the game more fun. First, I'm not sure if it's just me but I can't tap on the continue button. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or what I'm doing wrong but if that is a bug it has got to be fixed ASAP. One thing that could help is making the speed up button always there for the people who are impatient about waiting for it. Also some suggestions to make the game more fun would be to add more game modes, such as a time trial or a unlimited mode where you have unlimited balls and you have a lot of the little blocks. Another mode that could make it fun is having a mode where you can move the shooter while it's shooting. Those are just some of my opinions though. Overall 9.5/10 game and really addictive :)
VERY addicting. Unfortunately, as you get higher it becomes way too easy and boring, especially when you get to the point of having to wait 5 minutes for it to clear the screen, even with the speed boost. Which takes way too long by the way, and should be there the whole time. And should get even faster, especially the higher you get. Also, I had over a thousand and accidentally hit restart. WHY IS THIS IN THE GAME!?!? And if it is, at least have a confirmation (i.e. Are you sure you want to restart?), because 99.9% of people don't want to throw away their 1,000+ points for no reason. Also, ads are annoying. Even if you manage to hit the X, and say "I'm not interested" "I've seen this before", etc, the same ad pops up! I am a guy getting ads for feminine health products. Why? I don't know! I say "I don't like this" and get it again. Come on guys.
Everybody Who Has Concerns About The "Cash" Read This
Before I actually thought about getting this game I decided to read the reviews. They were all mostly about the Cash and how you could only change the color of your bald with it and about the restart button. I however have problems with none of those. There is a legend going around that once you buy every ball and get the 2 balls you get rewarded, you will be given a ball that can fit in between 2 blocks right next to each other. Of course things I think the cash could be useful for too is when you lose a level u could use 25 cash to continue instead of watching a vid.
Don't get me wrong, I think Ballz is one of the best games on the App Store but maybe you should start listening to your players and less to yourselves.
More colored boxes past 100!!!!
By I like to support
I absolutely love this game but once you get past the 100 mark the boxes no longer have different colors which makes waiting for the Ballz even more boring, the speed button should go faster the higher levels you get. I also find that when I press the speed button it does speed up but the button is still there and when I press it a second time it goes away but does not affect the speed. While it does not affect the gameplay it does bother me lol. Perhaps having the speed button show up multiple times over the course of time making the speed faster each time it shows up with solve the problem of the singular speed taking so long. Adding more colored boxes would also help because watching the numbers count down from a thousand is honestly like watching paint dry
Don't hate the game, hate the glitch
Completed level 3670. App shut down right when it was supposed to level up. Restarted the App. Restarted level 3670. App shut down right when it was supposed to level up. Restarted the App, etc, etc, etc. I have completed level 3670 AT LEAST (30) times! Even turned off my phone hoping to reset the App without losing my score. Tried it both with and without using the lightning turbo. Makes no difference, since... you guessed it! App shut down right when it was supposed to level up. Any suggestions? I have already "accidentally" hit the restart button once before, at 2,136 and suffered the same demoralizing "kick to the stomach" fate that others have mentioned. I really don't want to experience that again at 3,670. Designers: Please help get me over the hump and EARN that 5th star rating.
Seems to have changed
This game used to be my go-to time killer app, but despite the most recent change being listed as 10 months ago, it seems as though there have been changes to the block-generating algorithm that add a level of frustration (unless the game somehow behaves differently on different model phones since I’m playing on a new phone).
Although I welcome a good challenge, having waves of solid walls sent down, repeatedly (as opposed to the reasonably-placed few additional blocks) with each row advancement leaves me wondering why it was changed. I’ve read on board about others questioning the algorithm, too, as far as trying to understand how it decides how many new blocks will be generated.
I understand adjusting difficulty if too many are reaching the maximum score, but maybe add a user-adjustable difficulty setting and split the high score table, or make a different version of the game...(?)
Game wise?👌🏽. Especially the thought of the physics engine?!
But the ads. the dang ads.
I’ve had the app for only half a week now, and given ~30min of play time a day.. I just recently decided to turn off the cellular data for the game. This wasn’t necessarily due to me finding ads unbearable, because that’s all mobile games, they come hand in hand.
But strictly because...(if you’re skimming through this)❗️I FOUND OUT THAT THE ADS PLAY IN FULL HD❗️; thus after only ~4days; 30min each; the game has accumulated ⚡️880mb⚡️ worth of data.(1,000mb=1gb) And that’s a passive aggressive 30min. a day, for FOUR DAYS. ⚠️I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU LOOK OUT FOR GAMES THAT ROB YOU OF YOUR DATA; PAID FOR BY THE GIG.⚠️ And use my method; Settings / Cellular / (and scroll down the list to determine what’s stealing your data).
Updates can be maintained so long as you’re not switching the switch for your AppStore.
Personally don’t believe these type of games should have internet access BY DEFAULT, especially since it’s not mandatory for this arcade game. And especially since there’s no pre installation warning, and there’s very minuscule reward for watching such a hi-def 30sec clip?! lol, like seriously❗️a measly 20 units of ingame currency for this?! Atleast reward us for such a loss! 😂
Lastly on that note, I can’t help but feel this act is nothing short of intentional & malicious.
This is an awesome game, but I'm having the same problems as all the other reviewers, I'd just like to support it, my biggest problem is the reset button. I've hit it multiple times and once when I was at 480 so I think you should get rid of it completely. The speed button should have an option to make it all go in a few seconds. Also for the rings, I think there should be a type of option (in addition to changing the color of the ball) where each single ball will be 2x as power full so if there is a 200 box and you have 100 balls the balls would get the whole box, this is all I have to say. I'm so sorry that the way I explain everything was hard to understand I'm only 11... I hope you take these suggestions in consideration🙂
Just as advertised!!!
Ok look, your bored and on a car, plane, bus ride. This is exactly what it says it is. It’s perfect for killing time. It can be easy and super hard at the same time. There’s nothing special about it but it is really challenging the more balls you collect as the higher numbers on the blocks. The pop up ads are not that bad and really only happen after you die or when you first load up. Only thing I wish they would do is maybe have Ballz that you can buy with the rings, instead of just dif colors maybe different sizes and cool things the different ones do. Explode on contact, kill times 2 numbers, go straight threw a block, stuff like that. Besides that it’s like I said. It’s exactly what it says it is! Enjoy and good job guys! Now how bout some updates!
Once upon a time
What’s upon a time this game was very good and very addictive, That is until I decided to pay for The game and take it out of free mode. it once I paid for it suddenly the game became more difficult I suppose once you got used to the game in the free mode decide to pay for it they made it more difficult so you would have to pay in game fee to continue a game that you don’t want to lose. I’ve read several other reviews were people complain about the reset button those ones reset and continue are one of the methods the company is using to get you to watch a commercial for another app then you can continue if memory serves this is how it worked at in the free version. Anyway I suppose it’s time to just put this game away because it won’t let me get any further than 250 or so ever since it’s paid for before paying I got higher scores and knew I could do much better but like I said I paid for it and blew it
Fun and addictive, but could use some slight improvements
By cowboy emoji
im actually addicted to this game. i have some suggestions to make the experience more convenient. first, i think the blocks should change colors more. once you get up into the hundreds, its hard to tell which blocks you should focus on more. also, i think the speed-up button should be constant, and it should speed up more. last, the reset button and the main menu button are right next to each other and ive pressed reset by accident on multiple occasions. theres nothing more frustrating than losing your high score because you tapped a centimeter above where you were supposed to. i think these changes would enhance the game and make it a more fun experience.
From Amazing to Awful
By OK Leh
I hope someone with influence sees this note.... This game is addictive, fun and mindless. All great things for an iOS app. I have been playing for several months and the game is very reliable when it comes to opening the app and picking-up where I left off previously. Well done. The game play is simple and it doesn't take long for someone to understand the physics and game play.
The awful.. I have been playing the same game for 3-4 months and seem to have reached the end of the line. I'm using a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus and my score is over 4,000. After each round, while trying to load the next turn, the app closes and sends me to the home screen. While this doesn't happen 100% of the time, I have not been able to increase my score for over a week and it's increased by (maybe) five rounds in the last month.
Please fix this bug so your fans can continue loving this game.