December 2, 2011 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Budapest, Hungary - The Gamma Project has announced that effectively immediately they are dropping the game's price from $1.99 to $0.99. 3D Jingle Balls is a fun, 3D tilt game. The graphics and music combine to create a pretty cool holiday themed experience.
The core gameplay of 3D Jingle Balls is rather simple in theory, as well as rather fun in practice. The entire goal of the game is to guide 5 balls on a rotating platform into a hole on the platform. The rotations of said platform are controlled via the accelerometer on your device. You must twist and tilt the platform to guiding ball into the hole on the platform while at the same time keeping the other four balls from falling off the edge.
You will have to navigate the balls around objects like presents, Christmas trees, snowmen, teddy bears, and more.
If a ball happens to fall off the edge your score will be hurt. If a ball has already been put through a hole it will not be returned even if another ball falls off later.
The level is completed when all five balls are put into the hole. You are then awarded a score based on time taken to complete the level as well as whether your balls fell off the platform or not.
The game has autosave which is very nice.
There are three difficulty levels:
* Easy mode: if a ball happens to fall off the edge, it will reduce your highscore less than in other modes
* Medium: if a ball falls off, all balls remaining on the platform will be returned to their original starting place, and your highscore suffers more compared to Easy mode. However, if you manage to put the ball in the hole, your rewards will be higher
* Hard: it gives you the highest scores if you succeed to drive the ball in the hole; however it resets all balls' positions to their original one whether you score or a ball falls off the edge
The music sets the mood very nicely. It feels very Christmasy. It is professional while still being fun.
The graphics are very well done in 3D. The balls and landscapes look very good on and are very smooth. I can tell a lot of work went into the design of the graphics, as they are very detailed.
I never had any problems with frame rate.
The menus fit the game very nicely with a Christmas look and gameplay balls rolling around everywhere. The icon is fantastic, one of the best on my device.
What the game does best is put you in that holiday spirit. The graphics and music combine to create a pretty cool holiday themed experience.
The game is perfect for those looking to get into the Christmas mood and maintain their holiday spirit, tilt game fans, and labyrinth type game fans should give this a look.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 14.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
3D Jingle Balls 1.2.1 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, the Gamma Project team is a small, independent software company founded by Karoly Nyisztor. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Gamma's passion is to craft quality 3D games and applications for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2004-2011 Gamma Project. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.