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. Libra Balance is a 3D tilt game for fans of Labyrinth and other Ball-Rollers.
The core gameplay of Libra Balance is not at all complicated, but in practice ends up being pretty challenging and very fun. The entire goal of the game is to guide either 5 or 6 balls depending on the level on a rotating platform into a hole on said platform. The rotations of the platform are controlled via the accelerometer on your device.
You must twist and tilt the platform to guide the balls into the hole on the platform while navigating around objects like crystals, mushrooms, fairy oaks, greek columns, traffic cones, barrels, road blocks, and more.
There are four different level packs, each of them with eight different 3D themes:
The easiest pack, with quite easy levels. The obstacles in this pack are mainly hills and indents in the platform. This pack serves as a nice intro into the game.
This pack introduces solid obstacles that you must circumnavigate around with the balls. The levels in this pack are a good bit harder than the ones in playground.
A more difficult pack, with an ancient theme. The pack has some very challenging levels - mix this with higher difficulty level and you have yourself quite a proposition.
This pack introduces the player into the World of the elves and Fairies. A bonus level pack which includes the most beautiful and colorful worlds in this game.
There are three difficulty levels:
The ball that fell off will just be placed back onto the platform. The other balls will not be affected.
All balls will be returned to their original starting positions on the platform when another ball falls off (if a ball has already gone through the hole it will not return; only active balls will be returned to starting positions.)
Same result as medium, however the catch in this is that all balls will be returned to their starting positions whenever a ball goes through the hole
The level is completed when all 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.
The music is very high tempo and gets you excited to play the game, and the in-game sound effects get the job done.
The graphics are very well done in 3D. The balls and landscapes look very good on my device and are very smooth. The graphics are very detailed - still I never had any problems with frame rate.
The menus fit the game very nicely matching the look of the game and having balls from the actual gameplay balls rolling around everywhere. The icon is fantastic - one of the best on my device.
The content is pretty good, you're getting a fair amount for your money. Libra Balance has four theme packs with eight levels each and most levels have a good amount of variety. The game does not feel repetitive to play through. The implementation of high scores also adds a lot of replay value.
The tilt controls are implemented very nicely, and the physics are spot-on.
What the game does do great is provide a unique experience and great graphics. The gameplay is fun and I had a great time playing through the game, I can also see myself going back to replay levels and beat my scores to move up the Game Center leaderboards.
I would strongly recommend this game to fans of Labyrinth and other Ball-Rollers.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 14.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Libra Balance Fantasy 1.8 is currently $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.