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Wacky Balls: A Wacky Good Time

Remember when you were a kid and you use to beg your parents to let you get one of those extremely bouncy balls out of the vending machine at the grocery store? When they said no, you were like “but it’s only a quarter”. It turned out that it wasn’t about the quarter, it was about the fact that those things could put an eye out.

Well you might be grown up and able to buy your own bouncy ball, but I’m guessing you probably don’t. Now you can have the same experience on your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s fun and addicting, and the best part is, you probably won’t put anyone’s eye out. I say probably because stranger things have happened.

There’s a pretty good tutorial to get you started, although it’s so simple, you may not need it. It’s a definite plus though. The point of this game is rather simple; you use the accelerometer of your device to move your ball around a room as it bounces off the walls and such. In the room with you are other balls, green, yellow and red. You want to hit the balls to move to the next level, and avoid yellow and red. Hit a yellow one and you lose points and it turns red. Hit a red one, and you lose a life. Lose too many (3 I think) and it’s game over. There are bonus balls, and other fun things, so the more you play the more fun you’ll have.

The graphics are not bad, but honestly, it’s just some circles in a rectangle, not too difficult. The sound effects are pretty good, there’s not really music that plays in the background, it’s more like a catchy beat that gets you instantly going as soon as you open the app. Good choice from the developers.

While the game play is pretty smooth, the app crashed on me twice, both times ending games that were on the way to being high scores. This tends to be a major turn off for a lot of people. While I was able to play quite a few games, the crashing always makes me nervous and that’s never fun. So the developers definitely need to work on fixing whatever bug causes that, or they better be ready for a bunch of 1 star reviews.

While this is a fun game, and I recommend trying it, it can get frustrating, mostly because like those real bouncy balls, you can’t really control it. You can move and tilt the screen all you want, but if there are too many red balls, you’re going to hit one and there’s not much you can do about it. It’s fun and even kind of addicting, but after awhile it does get frustrating.

If you’re looking for something fun and addicting, try this game and you won’t be disappointed. It might not be something you’ll play forever, but in the grand scheme of things, how many games do you play forever anyway?

Price: FREE (This is an always-FREE game for Monster Free Apps users. Save $$ and download it now!)