Marble Maze Ultra – Review
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Marble Maze Ultra
Version #: 1.0
Date Released: 2008-12-31
Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Marble Maze Ultra I figured it was just going to be another marble game that involved getting the ball in the green circle, like Labyrinth. And to a degree it is, but Chillingo Ltd. added an extra twist that other marble maze games don’t have, moving blocks. The graphics in this game are very nice, as are the controls.
The game is pretty basic and is just like all other marble maze games you have probably played. You start with a silver ball and the entire objective is to get that ball from the starting point to an ending point, in this game being a black and white checkered square (looks like a finish flag). Marble Maze Ultra couldn’t have simpler controls. Tilting the phone any direction basically tilts the board forcing the ball to roll the same way it would in reality. The added feature thrown into this game that other games like it don’t have, is moving obstacles. On each level there are a series of lighter colored brown squares, that when the phone is tilted, not only does the ball roll but these blocks slide around as well. The key is, is that the ball rolls faster than the blocks slide, and if you are really careful, you can actually get the ball to roll without the blocks sliding. The game features all the same obstacles as other games including stationary walls, and even holes for your ball to drop into forcing you to start over again. The added bonus of mobile obstructions adds an extra difficulty to the game because in some levels you have to move the blocks across almost the entire screen, or around other walls or blocks in order to get your marble to pass through easily.
I have very few complaints with this game. Every once in a while the screen will flash and all of the sudden the moving blocks will disappear. Now I’m not entirely sure if the game is supposed to do this, but I would guess not and that it is a small bug that will be fixed in updates soon to come. It rarely happens, only happened to me three times in forty-three levels. Also, I made it through forty-three levels in roughly thirty minutes, and they were extremely easy. There were only a few levels where I lost more than three marbles, and most it never took me more than one. I don’t know exactly how many levels were implemented in this game at launch but hopefully some more challenging ones are soon to come.
Would I Buy Again: Definetly!
Learning Curve: None-Very Easy
Who is it For: Anyone who likes tilt control maze games
My Likes: Everything! This is a great game, with a good use of physics
My Dislikes: Only one, hoping for more challening levels in the near future
Final Statement: Marble Maze Ultra takes an older idea and transforms it into a fun game all over again. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game and will definetly keep it for a long time in the hopes of more levels being added.
Rating: 4 ½ stars
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