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Snowball is a homegrown, hand-cranked winter pinball adventure from Pixeljam, the creators of Dino Run.
Send your behemoth snow spheres through an epic kid-constructed bobsled maze of snowbanks, homemade wooden paddles, Tesla coils, igloos, railcars, and more.
For both casual and hardcore pinball fans!
4/5 Stars, TouchArcade - "absolutely gorgeous"
4/5 Stars, Gamezebo - "a frosty treat for fans of pinball and pixel art"
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It's A Snowball Effect - Keeps Getting More Fun
I am a pinball junkie. I like to try them all, and constantly better my previous score. What pixeljam has done here, is take the pinball formula and merged it in a little 8 bit world. And the results are super fun. A big table with top and bottom sections provided with excellent camera work and extra flippers in all the right places. The real fun starts when you peek at the " to do list " and focus your reflexes to get that list completed before game over. There's a nice challenge to arcade pinball when your snowball breaks into smaller snowballs, they require a keen eye on your flips - but as they parade on the table and take that "snowball" effect, they gradually get bigger again. Multiball is a blast with the different sized snowballs. The music is relaxing and smooth, it keeps you mellow when things get chaotic. You'll find hidden flippers and plungers that will also help, if you're quick enough. A full supported recommend for this winter themed, frenzied fun, pinball gem.
This pinball game has a retro look and tranquil design. Sure, it's a challenging game, but I find it somehow relaxing. The music is reminiscent of a Peanuts Christmas cartoon. The graphics are cute. This game is pure and wholesome pinball. I like that. It's a game that is good, as in good natured.
There is some room for improvement though. Playing on an iPad in landscape can get tiring. Having the option to play in portrait seems like a good idea. Also, I don't like how the snowball can ultimately drop straight down the middle from the far left ramp. It just hits the side, the middle door and then right into the fire. (Shifting the table is a way to prevent it, but that results in minus 1000 points.)
I also expected a bit more fanfare after collecting all of the mega gems. It's not easy to do, so I was disappointed when green gems just appeared. The electrical cracking noise can get annoying too. Maybe that should be toned down a bit.
But overall, this is my favorite iOS pinball game. Sure, there's only one table, but there's lots to do. Aside from the problem with the far left ramp, it's great level design. It's kinda unique, but also has a classic pinball style to it. Pixeljam did a good job!
Without a doubt the best pinball game on the App Store! There are so many good things about this game. The pixel graphics are awesome, gameplay is smooth, fun secrets to find and so much more! Just get this game, I promise you will not regret it.
To the publisher: Please make more levels, I would love to see another table in the future.
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 21, 2016
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 57.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Pixeljam
- © Pixeljam 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.