Great game, poorly executed
The game itself is fun and appealing with some clever variations on the classic bricks concept, but I’m going to have to give it up. You’re endlessly hit with ads. I have no idea what the daily freebie plays you earn everyday do and there is absolutely no explanation available anywhere in the app or even online - I checked. There is a star bar but you never seem to accumulate rubies when you pass the level - is this a bug? Some levels are truly impossible to pass without using rubies (or the mystery elements, whatever they do) and the rubies are too hard to come by. You could opt to watch even MORE ads to earn 150 rubies a day, but I came to play a game not pound myself with commercials during my game time. I bet if you actually won rubies by passing levels, as the layout suggests you’re supposed to, this game would be much more fun. I have played every day for a month; you’d think I could have saved up for one custom ball by now, but no. I have never accumulated more than 500 rubies because it costs 200 to continue on a level the first time and 300 the second. If you have to use rubies to pass levels, you’ll never get to the 1000 needed to buy a different ball. All of this means it’s now getting boring to play and the frustrations have added up to make me deem this app unplayable. Too bad.
Not terrible, but it needs tweaking.
On its surface, this is a fun little game that I could see myself losing hours just getting absorbed into this. But in actuality, I only play it for small bursts. Why? The ads. I understand they need to make money, and the ads pay for it, but when you get one for whatever you do, some of them being 30 seconds long and unskippable, it's annoying fast. Failed a board? See an ad. Go to the home menu? See an ad.
This alone would be annoying, but add in broken mechanics, and it reaches a whole new level. I didn't hit a major wall until around level 120, at which point, you find yourself needing about 500 gems just to clear the board. (Too many low blocks with high values, and nothing to ricochet the balls off of.) Add to this, the boards themselves are very stingy at giving credit toward the 50 (or 100) gem thresholds. 100-Ball seems to be the best place to grow the bar (since it has a fast ad delivery system), but more often than not, if I hit replay, the ball starts out-of-bounds, meaning you hit no blocks, no points, but you will get another ad. There is no reason to start the ball there- this is clearly a design flaw.
If it weren't for the flaws, I'd consider buying the no-ad add-on, but as things are now, I can't in good conscious recommend paying any money toward this.
Great idea, fails in execution.
TLDR: Skip this one, only fun for a small time.
This game is fun. It hits a niche I love in which I can sit and play it without having to use all of my concentration. It’s rewarding hitting that perfect angle sending your balls on an awesome ricochet knocking out tons of blocks. Unfortunately the difficulty ramps up such that about level 55 you need to make multiple attempts at a level. This in and of itself isn’t a problem, except you get an ad after every attempt. There are power ups you can use to help beat levels, except after your 2 free of each use they require 100 gems a piece. There are (probably) cool customization options for your balls, these require 1000 gems a piece. These gems costs would work except gems are EXTREMELY difficult to come by, it takes grinding quite a lot of points to even get 10. This is evident by the cost of 1000 gems being $10. $10 to get one ball customization or $1 per power up. It’s just not worth playing after about 55 levels. Also, you can’t background play your own music, really.
Ads get ridiculous
It’s a fun game for a while. You’ll go through a few levels before you see an ad, which is expected. But once you get higher in the levels, it’s an ad orgy. After every level you complete...after every level you restart...clicking to go back to the home screen...it’s an ad. I was expecting Oprah to come out and start yelling, “You get an ad...and you get an ad...and YOU get an ad...”
I get that you need them to pay for your game and i don’t mind sitting through one every so often, but seriously? This is overkill. There are plenty of other games that don’t overload you with annoying ads like this one. It’s very disappointing as I was having fun with the game. And I’m not paying to remove them cause I know that’s why the developers did this. I’m not letting them win.
So, download the game and enjoy it for a while...but you’ll become annoyed around level 50. Have fun.
Alright, honest review here. I downloaded this game a couple of weeks ago because the top review was some guy complaining because he couldn’t get past level 55. I thought, alright, I like a good challenge. Now I’m back to write a review.
Some of the levels can be a bit difficult while some you’ll complete fairly easily. I like the layout and design of some of the levels, including the use of right triangles boxes, this app make the game interesting and not monotonous like most other versions of this type of game.
So at level 446 and can confidently say I have enjoyed this game and will continue playing for the time being. I see no actual end level so I’m really just challenging myself at this point to continue playing. This is a pretty addictive game.
No point in playing thats why two stars
By not pleased22222
I usually don’t write reviews
Don’t give me wrong this game is very fun and kills time but after winning you see an ad after losing you see an ad going home to the main screen you see an ad too much ads as I understand the developers needs to make some money but you got understand the player. To much money for gems wow 1000 for a ball for real I can’t understand the developers now in days You got to realize now in days in the game world people got to give free stuff in order for people to feel comfortable to actually spend a dollar because back in the days about 10 years ago we bought our games one time fee and we can play 100 of times now in days you don’t have that option now you have to
(PTP) Pay to play
Fun but pay to play
I think this game is fun but the makers are asking for a good amount of money, every time a level ends you are asked to buy a subscription, you also get bombarded with ads between every level. They want you to buy a weekly subscription for 8$. And it's not even a very well developed and designed game to even say it's worth it . Also with the subscription you are able to get diamonds which are the main "currency" in the game. Without the subscription you dnt get any diamonds . So maybe if the developers made the graphics more detailed and maybe made more modes and were more creative it would be worth it otherwise they just want your money for a low quality game. Not worth it.
Super fun but a few complaints
Love this game, mostly because there is no time limit or lives I don’t have to wait to play again. But a couple of flaws:
- If I’m listening to music or an audiobook and open this game, they stop. It won’t play again till I close the app. No other game does this.
- It eats your data. I’ve been playing about a week, maybe a little more. It’s used 1.25 GB and I play a lot on WiFi at home. I didn’t realize until I went over my data limit, so make sure to turn cell data off.
- It’s too easy to use the boosts At the bottom and waste your gems. I’ve had hundreds of gems lost and I’ve yet to purposely use any.
Audio control is terrible
By matty c (boi)
I was sitting in my car with my phone on my dash as I zipped up my backpack. While both hands were busy I watched brick-n-balls, on its own, complete an in app purchase of “no-ads”. I had been considering doing that so I let it go making a mental note to send an email to the dev and Apple.
A few weeks ago I sent an email about the annoying audio behavior to the dev. It would pause the active audio app anytime I opened it. I set the in game audio mute control. Still the same behavior. Also ads were taking over as the active audio app requiring that I switch to podcast app to restart what I was listening to.
Today brick-n-balls started doing that without ads. I pull up control center and brick-n-balls is listed as the active app. I switch to podcast hit play then switch back. The audio stops and the active app in control center is brick-n-balls once again.
I consider this a $2.99 lesson. Removing app.
I played Ballz before until I had too many balls and the app would seem to run out of memory and get closed. That was less annoying because starting a new game made the issue go away.
It’s a fun game and all at first but the diamonds cost way too much and you have to use too many at one time. The early levels are okay without them but once you get to around level 60, some of them are impossible to win without using at least 1 or more power ups. And the power ups need labels because it’s very easy to accidentally click the wrong one. Also, some ads refuse to let you skip and you have to sit through 30-45 seconds of ads before you can keep playing and this happens quite often. I understand there’s going to be ads on a free games but it’s a bit much.
Fix the sound glitch!
By Mr. B56
I like this game, and originally gave it a 5 star, but after a few minutes all sound stops working. Its still kinda fun to play without sound, but definitely lowers my draw into it. It might not last much longer on my ipad before I delete it. (Update) - I just realized there’s a switch to toggle the sound on and off. The app still switches the sound off after ads, but at least I can now turn the sound back on. I raised my review to 4 stars instead of three. Still would be nice if you could fix this issue.
Where are my Gems?
This game is a little addicting. I’m kind of upset about the amount of ads though- after every game? Before every game?
And what about the gems I earned? I watched a video for 50 last night, didn’t receive them. I watched 2 videos for 20 each and never received those. And just now I surpassed the 100 mark on 100 Balls and didn’t receive my 100 gems. This ticks me off because I actually spent money to buy some gems when I needed them.
Also, some of the levels are impossible to complete without one or more boosters- and you’re only given 3 of each when you download the game- guess what, they don’t last long!
Look elsewhere for a fun addicting game because this one is NOT worth all the trouble.
Could be a fun game but...
I’m on level 104 and still have no idea how to use the extra tools provided. There’s no tutorial and no real explanation on how to use them and to figure it out costs stars and once those stars are gone it takes FOREVER to earn or a lot of $$ to buy.
The Woody Blocks ad (there are TOO MANY ADS) now freezes my whole game and I have to exit out to continue.
Overall it has great potential but they’re going to need to step it up a little on their end if they want me to spend money on mine. I’d be willing to buy power ups now and then buy not with everything the way it is now.
Needs some work
I love this game super addictive! But after about 150 levels it’s super hard to pas some levels I wish it would have a hint thing to tell you where to go that would help or even skip some levels. Currently I’m on level 285 and I just can’t pass it I’ve been stuck for two days now. And I’m not spending money for gems. And it hard to get gems! Pro tip turn your wifi and data off to the app so you don’t get all those ads! 😏 just go to your phone settings!
Fun game, poor execution
Endless ads on the free version that override any sound settings, mute and background music. Really I can't play my own background music cuz the ads will turn it off? And What's the point of a game I can't play it during boring meetings or in class cuz the endless ads lasting 5-30seconds each, will still play sound. Not only that but some ads don't have a place the close so it automatically takes u to the App Store to download when u tap on anything to find the X to close it and sometimes having to watch more than one per attempt at the game. Delete.
Look... I get it, it’s the free version and there will be ads. But it’s after every single level (whether you beat the level or not). Often there are two ads and not always a clear way to exit them. Also, somehow the ads play sound even if your phone is muted and often the subject matter of the ads is borderline inappropriate. It’s unfortunate that the developer has ruined a great game with the greed of intrusive ads. Would buy the paid version if the ads weren’t so invasive of the game experience on the free version. Skip this game.
Purchase is charged but gems missing
I’ve been playing this game for a little while and I’m on lvl330. I’m also a spender, I think they would want to keep me. There’s been screw ups in my buying, where my purchase is charged but the gems don’t show. Plus, getting gems is really expensive and if you’re a freebie, go play another game. I bought the “no ad” option but ads shows up so I’m not sure if I need to buy it every month or there’s a glitch. I just think this could be a great game to sit and relax but the company is to greedy. I understand that companies are to make money but this is ridiculous.
Fun concept, but too many complications
I love the brick and ball concept but overall I like the Balls game much better. With this one, I have had issues with the sound going out after playing one round even though I haven’t done anything to turn it off (and the sound is the most relaxing part). I’ve found that the line is much less precise so the balls won’t hit the exact spot that I angled for. Also, I just like the simplicity of Balls much better. The confusing rewards system in the game is just too much and is never well explained.
My new addiction
This game is very easy to learn and a ton of fun to play. Simple rules, simple to play but not too easy. I can see myself wasting many hours on this game. I like the fact I can pick it up and put it down at a moments notice, you can play for 2 minutes or 2 hours. Perfect game for those of us who like simple to learn without having to invest a ton of time.
Crap instructions - ads are avoidable
First of all this game is ridiculously addictive.
The Ads are seriously annoying but the person that suggests shutting off the cellular data for the app and the WiFi is brilliant. Do this and you will have no ads.
The reason for deducting a star? WHY ARE THERE NO INSTRUCTIONS or explanations as to what the power up buttons do? Seriously so annoying. It is not that difficult to explain the game.
Kwt2007, I disagree
I am now on level 85. I have lost levels and had to restart before, but I haven’t had any trouble passing after that. The only change I would make is where the power ups are located bc there have been a couple times when I pressed it on accident and wasted them. Overall I really like this game
Enjoyed but Ad Prevents Use in Public
By Baking Betty
I love this game! It’s an easy game that allows me to play and be challenged but it’s not impossible to beat.
My main issue is that I cannot play this game in public anymore. There is a frequent ad for the game “Choices” that plays loud porn music when it comes on, even if my phone is muted. It’s embarrassing and there’s no way to turn off the sound unless you turn your sound down. Guess I’ll play this at home.
By Halenxuslab smsosbandkwb
This game is the better version of Ballz. Way more game options and more fun to play! It has power ups and a gravity option which both make the game move along faster. You can play a classic mode or try to beat levels or play with 100 balls it’s AWESOME!!
I recommend to everyone, I’ve gotten my friends obsessed with it too!
I just started this game today.
By Aryn D.
I just started this game today thinking I would just delete it right away but discovered I can’t stop playing it. This game is fun and a good way to waste time when you’re waiting for something/someone or just bored. I recommend getting this game. I don’t think you will regret it if you do.