Magic Balls Island
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** on sale to celebrate the release of Candy Boy - 0.99c/69p **
4/5 stars by Macworld, 4.5/5 stars by touchreviews.net, 4/5stars by appsafari.com
“Lines Deluxe may have a ridiculous name, but I have to admit—it’s pretty addictive...has replayability—as do many of the “Match 3” puzzle games—and at just $2, it’s completely worth it.” – macworld.com
"...Despite the number of similar titles available in the App Store I found Lines Deluxe to be an addictive puzzler with all of the basics working together to produce a quality game that produces many hours of puzzling fun...." - touchreviews.net
"...not only is it nice to look at, it also forces you to think a few steps ahead, very much like chess; with three new spheres appearing after every move, pretty soon you’ll have nowhere to move to. Lines Deluxe is an addictive puzzle that’ll have you racing against yourself in no time....." - appsafari.com
Move spheres into straight lines to earn scores and clear up the grid while other spheres keep appearing. Lines Deluxe has a very simple objective but extremely addictive gameplay. How far can you go on surviving the puzzle?
. The peace of nature with a tropical island and ancient magics.
. Exotic music that would bring the players out of their current atmosphere.
. Classic mode and extreme mode with 4 types of powerups that add more strategy to the original gameplay.
. 3 different styles of play in each mode suit every kind of players: play carefully, play fast or just play for relaxation.
. Attractive scoring system for greater rewards when matching up multiple spheres and using powerups.
. Local highscores or online highscores.
. Undo and redo.
. Autosave when receiving calls or exiting the game suddenly.
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
+ Achievement system.
+ New highscore leaderboard.
+ New game name
+ Feature More Games!
+ Now compatible with iOS4
Addictive "match-three" puzzler provides challenging gameplay, tropical vibes
I have to admit—it’s pretty addictive. This is an exotic take on the basic “Match-3” puzzle formula, offering two different modes (classic and extreme), and three different types of gameplay (endurance, time race, and tactic).
Like other “Match-3” puzzles, if you line up matching spheres (in this case, at least five must be matched, not three), the line will clear off of the board. The point of the game is to see how long you can go until the board fills up with pieces and you have no more moves. Lines Deluxe is a bit different from other “Match-3” puzzles, though, in that you can move the pieces anywhere on the board—as long as they can get to that spot without jumping over any other pieces (i.e. there must be a clear path for them).
Each board is 9 x 9, and starts with a few pieces scattered across it. New pieces appear with each turn, and are foreshadowed on the square they will appear on two turns before—you can use this to move your existing pieces strategically (or you can move one of your existing pieces to that square, in which case the foreshadowed piece will appear elsewhere). You need to get at least five spheres in a row for them to disappear, but if you get more than that you’ll get more points—or, if you’re playing in extreme mode, you’ll get bonuses!
Very polish & addictive puzzler!
The graphics, animations and sound effects all look polished and working well together and makes Magic Balls Island great to look at as well as great to play.
The games are split into two modes and three styles. The two modes to choose from are Classic and Extreme, Extreme includes the power-up options while Classic does not. The three styles are Endurance, just you and your tactics, Time Race where you play against the clock and finally Tactic where extra initial pieces are added to the grid to make things a little more difficult for you. All in all you have 6 different games styles all of which have there own local and global high score boards for you to rank yourself.
This App Produces Many Hours of Puzzling Fun
Despite the number of similar titles available in the App Store I found Lines Deluxe to be an addictive puzzler with all of the basics working together to produce a quality game that produces many hours of puzzling fun. The satisfaction of clearing a line of 9 spheres is something that keeps me coming back for more over and over again.
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- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 04, 2010
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 21.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Color Box Software Company Limited
- © 2009 Colorbox
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.