Review 3D Paperball
Throw crumpled paper into a waste basket
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 09 Jul 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
3D Paperball is a very funny time-killer for Windows Phone which will enable you to kill your spare time like some office workers do, namely with a small wad of paper and a waste basket. To be honest, in real life, we haven't ever seen such characters, but in movies people in the offices very often make fun by throwing paper (and not only) in waste baskets. At your disposal there will be a well-designed room made in the full 3D and crowded with various office furniture (desks, chairs, cabinets and shelves), as well as with a small amount of paper shells.
Objectives and tasksThe essence of the game, as you have probably already figured out, is to hit a lump of paper into a trash can located in different parts of the room depending on the level. At that, the result and reward will depend entirely on how effectively you do it. Aiming directly into the waste basket, you won't achieve much. For example, if the wisp happens to be in the basket as a result of a point-blank shot, you will get only a couple of extra lumps of paper. But that's only if the paper doesn't touch the edges of the basket and gets straight to the bottom. Such a hit is always accompanied by a shower of sparks or other effects if you choose them in the settings.
In case when a paper ball touches the edges of the basket before falling down to the bottom, you simply pass over to the next level without getting any shells. It is clear that after a few such shots, you will simply run out of paper lumps and have to start the game from the beginning. The most effective is hitting the basket after a few bounces from any surfaces. The more ricochets are performed before the paper falls down into the basket, the more spare shells you get as a reward. At that, here the rule of "not touching walls" is active. That is, when a piece of paper falls into the basket without touching its walls, you will get a lot more shells.
Don't forget about accelerometerYou can look around the room with the help of the accelerometer. Simply tilt the smartphone into different directions and you can see the place where a basket stands, better. Frankly speaking, in some levels the game (or the developers) are just mocking us because the basket is not visible at all. You have to calculate where it may stand, and try to throw the paper ball into it at random. In such cases, you can skip the level and pass over to the next, but it will cost you five shells.
In case of loss, you get back to the level that is opening the current dozen of challenges. That is, for example, having lost the level 9 (having lost all the shells), you return to the first level; if you fail the game at level 29, the next time it is started with the level 21, and so on. The graphics in the game are of excellent quality. The sound is quite modest, but more is not necessary. Another nuance is that you can hold your smartphone the way you wish.
ResumeDon't look at the screenshots, for they are horizontal here only for the convenient placement on the page. In reality, the game is much more comfortable to play when you hold the smartphone vertically (in portrait orientation). The number of levels in the game tends to infinity, so you don't have to worry about it. The game can be downloaded free of charge, but in this case, at the bottom left of the screen there will almost always be an advertising banner. Paying for the game, you just get rid of the advertisements.