PixelBall review (iOS / Universal)

December 30, 2011

“My balls are always bouncing
To the left and to the right”

10 word description: Retro Breakout game. 50 levels, 10 power balls, Retina, Game Center.

10 word review: Minimalist visuals, uninspiring gameplay and poor paddle control. Well done.

You will like this if you enjoy: Pedestrian paced Breakout games with jerky “jump to where my finger is” paddle control. Seriously, implement relative touch control and have the paddle track smoothly with the movement of your finger. Having it jump to where you touch the screen feels totally wrong, and just a little bit rubbish.

The eternally tedious wait for the ball to eventually make contact with the final couple of bricks.

The good news: This is the last Arcadelife review of 2011!

The bad news: I’m sure 2012 is going to bring far worse offerings than this.

Arcadelife verdict: In the era of 5-minute, throwaway games … [finish the sentence yourself].

Arcadelife rating: 30/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

PixelElement website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)

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