By State of Play Games
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
** App Store Best of 2016 **
** Apple Design Award Winner 2016 **
From the makers of BAFTA-winning Lumino City comes INKS.
INKS updates pinball for a new generation. It combines the joy of pinball with skilful tactical challenges, and allows you to create wondrous works of art as the ball smashes around the canvas.
Blocks of colour burst like beautiful fireworks across the surface, building up in vivid layers and recording a visual history of your game as you perfect your score.
- Beautiful and elegant design
- Over 100 unique tables to play
- Perfectly balanced gameplay
- Each canvas tells the story of your game
- Share your favourite levels and high scores
If you're enjoying INKS and want to extend the experience further you can also buy Powerups - slow-mo 'Precision' aim, and the 'Stopper' to prevent you from losing the first precious Gold Ball.
“Amazing looking... vibrant, full of life. Are we excited about this.” Pocket Gamer
Inspired by artists like Miro, Matisse, Jackson Pollock and Bridget Riley, each table becomes a unique work of art, sculpted by the player as they fire an ink covered ball around the canvas.
With State of Play’s creative flare and skill at crafting beautifully elegant gameplay, INKS offers something new: art and gameplay as one, for everyone.
What's New in Version 1.5
Updated a few features in preparation for the upcoming iOS 11.
Has a few programmers pitfalls.
While the game is lovely to play, it has two issues with its programming.
One of which means it's child sharing unfriendly.
The first is that not every color panel can be hit when a ball rolls past them. I've seen a few levels where the ball is rolling along a rim and one panel simply won't activate reliably. The panel in front of it and all of those behind get hit, but that single panel won't respond.
(Dawn 12, topmost orange panel is an example)
The second issue is that the powerups are permanently limited in number. Once they are used... they're gone. Not only can they be lost but their purpose can be nullified.
This essentially means of you let a child play they will consume all of the powerups and potentially hit the purchase button repeatedly ( which is also why you can turn off in-app purchases).
Bluntly put, you can't share this app. Which makes it pointless as a game of you can't give others the opportunity to try it.
The only alternative is to 💵buy the unlimited booster points. Which makes the levels trivial as you can then use as many powerups as you want.
A middle ground would have been if the booster purchase kept that unlock free, only for that stage (so you could turn it on or off if wanted.) So if you messed up, you'd still be able to get value out of it. Or if you completed all of the levels with gold the boosters became free in that segment.
Elegant & Beautiful!
This game is beautifully designed, and incredibly colorful and enjoyable! It's hard to find a digital pinball game that is actually worth playing over a real pinball machine, but this app offers a unique twist with splashes of color and simple but addictive "power-ups" that make the game feel fresh and enticing with each new level unlocked. Though not an incredibly complex game in concept or mechanics, the pinball boards do get more challenging and unique as one plays through the levels and the music and colors are meditative and relaxing!
At the time of writing this review, this is a free app of the week - so it's definitely worth a try! It also somehow feels like the perfect Fall game - simple, relaxing, and colorful - so I applaud Apple on their choice for this September week for free game app of the week! 👏🏻👏🏻
Good FREE game
It's great for relaxing or if you're just bored waiting for the bus stop or something like that. The sound effects are relaxing, the colors are pretty neat, and it's over all an artistic concept. This app is great but not worth buying for it. I'm sure a lot of work was put into it, hence the purchase requirement they placed on it, but it's WAY too simple to put a price on it. A plus on it being an app you purchase is that it doesn't become an ad frenzy when you try to enjoy a simple game. That's something to consider as well for their reason on putting a price on this. Left flipper could use some work, at times it doesn't register my clicks, but so does a regular pin ball machine at an arcade at times. The struggle never ends!!! Haha
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 14, 2017
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 371 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: State of Play Games Ltd
- © State of Play Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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