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A walk down retro nostalgia lane with a remake of this classic game.

What's New

+ 140 new background images
+ Doubled the resolution of all background images
+ Now possible to open menu by multitouching instead of drawing circles
+ Now possible to skip the profile selection screen
+ Added profile reminder to pause screen
+ One new preset ("The haste spell")
+ Missions now can't be completed on games played with slow speed
+ Changeable background tiles
+ Fixed issue that made the name input not work like it should

App Description

JezzBall Classic was created to be just like how the original JezzBall was 20 years ago! The graphics, the scoring, the physics, the tempo... they are all the same as they were in the original. Of course there are improvements as well; for example there's a much higher frame rate and fixed glitches. Plus a lot of bonus stuff!

Gameplay:

In JezzBall there are a number of Jezz atoms that bounces around. Your task is to build black walls that contain them in as small space as possible. When over 75% of the playarea is black the current level is completed and you move on to the next where another Jezz atom is added into play.

Press down to place the origin of the wall, move to determine the orientation of the wall and release to actually start building the wall. It is constructed in two directions from the center, if a wall-half is hit by a Jezz atom before it has reached an already existing black wall it is destroyed and you lose a life.

Features:

+ The original JezzBall experience! Into the very last detail; if you came looking for the JezzBall you remember you will not be disappointed!

+ Four profiles (one reserved for guests) with their configurations stored separately.

+ 500 beautiful background images (real life photos). Go to the "General" config screen to enable it. Will place a random image into the black walls each level.

+ Automatic saving of all games in progress. Stop and continue whenever you want to!

+ Local high score lists. In the Hall of Fame your name will last forever and on the three other lists you will see the daily, weekly and monthly high scores.

+ Level records. All your best statistics are saved on each and every level you complete. Profile records are comparable.

+ Smart and very customizable controls will help you build your walls exactly where you want them.

+ 74 mods that once activated changes how the game is played! Use none or pick one/several at the same time in any order. High scores and level records are stored separately for each combination. Some mods will just change the amount of time/lives you have while other will drastically change gameplay (allow you to use two wallbuilders at the same time for example). There are 19 preset mod-combinations provided.

+ 100 rooms that will stimulate your intellect as well as your ability to time your deployments! There's also 27 missions to inspire you to break your personal bests.

If you enjoyed similar games like Qix, Xonix, Barrack or KBounce you will love JezzBall Classic! It may not be near as well-known as the biggest arcade puzzle games but JezzBall stands its ground as one of the most addicting ones and I promise you will find JezzBall Classic both challenging and enjoyable.

Do you wish to try the game before you buy it? There is a lite version available!

Good luck containing those Jezz atoms!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

October 29, 2012 New version 1.9.0
May 29, 2012 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
May 27, 2012 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release

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