Jar of Marbles
By Swift Creek Games LLC
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Make the marbles vanish by matching three or more of the same color. Marbles appear above the jar; drag and drop them with your finger.
But be careful: Gravity takes over when you let go.
Enjoy three styles of play:
•Clear the Jar: Clear the marbles from the container in the shortest time.
•Race the Clock: Achieve the highest score in a fixed amount of time.
•Freestyle – Just you, a jar, and a limitless supply of marbles.
•Real physics engine
•Optional laser pointer for high precision drops
•Beautiful high quality graphics in a relaxing zen-like world
•Number crunchers get detailed statistics about their game play
•New localization engine delivers the game in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
Just as cool as Tetris.
I love this game. Sure, it's not as fast as a first person shooter but it's nice and relaxing. My friend showed it to me on his phone and before I knew it I had been playing about 30 minutes. I don't have a phone or iPad or anything but he told me it was available on the Mac if I was interested. I was reluctant but I figured that I pay that much for coffee, so why not.
Now, I too get 'sucked in'. Describing the game as boring with spa music is like describing Tetris as dropping blocks with porn music, and Tetris is an undeniable classic. This could easily become one of those classics as well. The cool thing about computers over phones is that, if you don't like the music, you can run iTunes in the background and play whatever you want.
Just as fun as iPad
I found the game to be very relaxing and enjoyable. I play the game constantly on the iPad and when I decided to buy it for my Mac I was just as pleased. The graphics are great, the game play is smooth. It's one of the few games I've downloaded that feel complete.
The game is billed as a match 3 game with physics, but I wonder if a better description is that it's really a concentration game. Sit down, chill for a while but focus on what you're doing.
The coolest thing isn't necessarily that I love to play it, but everyone I show the game to gets sucked in within just a few minutes. It doesn't seem to matter how young or old. Even my 4 yr old daughter can play it and asks to play it. She plays on my iPad because it's easier for her than the mouse.
The game also plays with a keyboard very well, but I still prefer the mouse.
Not the same as the iPad game
I ordered thinking this would be the same game that I love playing on my iPad, but unfortunately it’s not. The marbles drop so slow that it’s like watching paint dry. It also doesn’t have the extra jars. I always play the game with the two gum ball machines, but it's not on this version of the game. On the ipad version you can change the marble colors and designs, and the background scene. The only thing you can change on this version is the volume of the sound effects and music. The aspect ratio is also 4:9 instead 16:9 that’s on the iPad. Glad it only cost $4.99. I guess I will continue to play on my iPad until they upgrade this computer version.