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A handful of neat gameplay quirks separate this physics puzzle game from the rest of the pack.
What's NewCrash Fixes!
- Fixed the hanging crash in the tutorial that a disturbingly large number of players were encountering
- Fixed the LEVEL 24 crash bug preventing it from being beatable in certain circumstances (occurred if you ground slammed while in an alternate dimension)
- Added a new loading UI to the opening sequence - especially helpful on older devices that have a slightly longer delay
- Fixed a dozen or so smaller bugs
Thank you for your patience - I hope you enjoy the game! Please email me or visit the support page if you experience any additional problems or have any suggestions.
App DescriptionThe crash bugs have been found and squashed! Enjoy the game!
**** What the Critics Say ****
148Apps.com: 4/5 Stars - "The gameâ€™s surreal tone is heightened by its charming, vaguely steampunk visuals...features a great, peppy soundtrack and wonderfully strange voice samples"
iPhoneGamerUK: 4.5/5 Stars - "Overall very polished and certainly one of the best, if not the best, ball rolling game out"
iFanzine.com - "...fantastically designed ball roller... will strongly appeal to fans of physics and action puzzles"
**** About the Game ****
Help FRED overcome his fears by rolling him through dozens of physics-enabled, fully 3D worlds in his search to uncover the Professorâ€™s Mystery in this Grand Experiment! FRED has lost his memory and canâ€™t help but remember one thing: heâ€™s positively terrified of heights, time and being touched. By collecting Bravery Badges, you can help FRED conquer each of his fears, unlocking his true potential and new abilities. FRED can learn how to fly, be picked up and tossed, and eventually even master the very threads of time!
â˜… Explore 30 worlds in the Grassy Plains, Windy Desert and Rusty Labs
â˜… Full Game Center support with 30+ achievements & 17 initial Time Trial leaderboards
â˜… Conquer FREDâ€™s fears to unlock and master his new abilities
â˜… Avoid scary frenemies like Mr Pail and Mr Thud
â˜… Uncover unique solutions to physics-based puzzles with Doodads like the Magnet, Bubble Machine, Phase Shifter and many more
â˜… Navigate the Clobber Stoppers, Flip Switches, Trap Doors and many other obstacles
Mystery Ball has HD graphics and retina support. Intuitive touch controls make this universal app easy to learn, yet challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. With more than 30 unique achievements that inspire creative thinking and outside-of-the-box solutions, and a Time Trial mode for each of the worldâ€™s youâ€™ve completed, thereâ€™s still plenty more to do once youâ€™ve finished the Grand Experiment.
Mystery Ball v1.1 is ONLY compatible with devices iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch 3rd & 4th generation.
(NOTE: iPod Touch 3rd generation must be 32GB or 64GB - the 8GB model is not a true 3rd generation device).
Mystery Ball is OpenFeint Enabled.
**** Coming Soon ****
New fears, doodads and worlds are coming soon, as well as a level editor and sharing community!
**** Experiencing Crashes? ****
Most players experience a "hang" (crash) in the tutorial of the game... until the new patch to fix this (and other) crash is out (estimating around Feb 18), please either run the tutorial a second time (which amazingly does fix the crash) OR skip it altogether.
Particularly if you are using an older device that Mystery Ball supports, try closing all applications by going to your multitasking bar, then tap+hold each app, and then tap the minus button. This will free up as much memory on your device as possible. Also, try powering down your device and then powering it back up. If you are still having trouble, please contact me with more information so I can help - use the App Support button to email me.
February 18, 2012 New version 1.12
January 22, 2012 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
December 22, 2011 New version 1.11
December 17, 2011 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
December 11, 2011 New version 1.10
November 30, -0001 Initial Release