Magic Orbz Review – Breakout game with a twist
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Creat Studios Inc., HeroCraft
Version #: 1.0.0
Date Released: 2012-11-27
Developer: Magic Orbz Support
Price: 1.99User Rating:
My first impressions weren’t so good for this reputed game, as it seemed to be an unnecessarily complicated version of the good old brick-shooter game. But, once you are through some levels, you start enjoying the highly polished and flawless gameplay of Magic Orbz.
This 80 megabyte ipa packs a 3D BreakOut-themed game where you use the ball (orb) to bring down pirates, knights, monkeys, aborigines, tigers, trees, ships and God knows what else. The game is divided into 5 sets : Pirate, Shark, Shaman, Tiger and Santa and each set consists of 10 correspondingly themed levels. You have a curved bat for deflecting the orb while it bounces off other objects or the sides of the canvas. Miss the ball to loose a heart or put the bad guys beneath the ocean to proceed.
To hasten things, you’ll receive many power-ups like attacks, larger bat, slower ball, curving ball etc. The weapons inventory itself weighs a ton with lasers, canons, bazookas, machine-guns etc and at times, call upon Gods for help, who’ll provide with lightnings, eclipse, meteors and earthquakes. Extra life and bonus coins also flow your way while some evil gifts are to be ignored.
We have seen a cent apps with the same boring story, but whats makes this one unique is its highly animated yet fluid effects. The crispy animations of the eclipse, canons, power-ups and even our boat’s wreck is worth a watch. The sound effects and background score are similarly impressive and adds to the thrill. The only thing I could complain were the controls on my iPhone which were too crammed (they were awesome on my iPad) but isn’t a deal-breaker. Other than this, the games scores a thumbs up and $1,99 seems to be a reasonable price for playing with the blue ball.
Would I Buy Again:Give me a good reason not to.
Who Is It For:Two Hand Gamers
What I Like:The graphics and sounds
What I Don't Like:Controls on iPhoen
Final Statement:Feel the Magic!
Your task seems simple - clear the level of obstacles before you run out of lives. Watch out though - pick-ups and power-downs drop from the destroyed blocks.
With the high-speed gameplay, lovers of Breakout and Arkanoid should find themselves right at home. The lots of power-ups, bizarre obstacles and in-game day-night cycle really mix up the game. When you've completed it, there are still dozens of trophies to attempt.
So go on, give it a try! Smash up the levels, gawp at the cutting edge 3D graphics, and grab power-ups as they fall - but whatever you do, don't lose your ball!
8/10 - "A bright and vibrant look, an endearing character and wholly addictive… gameplay." - Destructoid
8/10 - "those with an Arkanoid addiction should buy this game, no questions asked." Playstation Lifestyle
? Two settings - Pirates and Jungle
? Addictive, hi-speed gameplay
? Gorgeous graphics and music
? Suitable for all ages!
? 42 levels and a ton of power-ups!
? More levels coming soon!
Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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