Review 100 Ballz
Bouncy strategy and simple fun
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 13 Jun 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Interesting plot, decent game play, one-finger controls
Needs to be elaborated, bores you really quickly
100 Ballz for Android is a silly and simple game. It takes some strategy, finesse and patience to play this one. I’m not sure it’ll entertain for very long, but as an occasional time killer, this one is fun enough.
100 Ballz starts you start off with…yup, you guessed it, 100 itty bitty bouncy balls. They dangle overhead inside a funneled compartment. Below, bottomless cups move by from right to left. Just tap the screen to release the trap door and drop your balls through the cups below. Now here’s the trick – balls that pass through the cups reappear inside your funnel above and can be redeployed again and again, so long as you keep getting them through the cups. If you miss, those balls are lost and you have fewer and fewer balls to play with. See where this is going? Play with accuracy, and in theory, this game could go on forever. If you suck, then it's over in a blink.
The controls are very easy, and are literally just a single finger tap. This game relies heavily on accuracy, so it would all fall apart if the controls sucked. Some of the cups below are different colors, and change the color of any ball passing through it; complicating the game further. Colored balls must pass through their corresponding colored cups to count as a point.
I was able to get almost to 600 points before this game bored the daylights out of me. This would be an OCD person’s dream; frantically dropping balls into the appropriate cup and racking up your score, in this Rainman style of play. It’s the kind of thing that drove me nets after just a short while.
100 Ballz is intriguing and fun …for about 5 minutes. I give it kudos for originality, but I’ll just stick with the two I've got.