BallCraft Review
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BallCraft Review

Our Review by Ryan Wood on July 20th, 2010
Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MEH...
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Ball Craft, while not being a bad game, is just a mediocre game. In an app store filled with mediocrity, that's not really good enough.

Developer: Elephant Games
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPod 3rd Gen

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar

BallCraft is an interesting conglomeration of a few different genres, without really standing out in any one of them. The whole premise of the game is to destroy monster looking balls using an arsenal of orbs (balls) of your own. The idea is that green orbs kill green monsters; red orbs kill red monsters, etc. These orbs scroll across the bottom of the screen in a random order, adding a layer of difficulty that sometimes borders on frustrating.

There is some depth to BallCraft. A map progression and upgrade system are both in place in order to help you on your task. The spells scroll along the bottom of the screen in a similar way, so they aren’t really emergency items as much as use them if you feel like it items. The map progression system is well put together, complete with motivation to get perfect scores in each level.

Graphically the game is pleasant, and operationally there are no issues. It just seems that overall BallCraft just doesn’t execute well. It has all the makings of a great game, but I found myself labored with playing it rather than enjoying my progression through the varying levels and monsters.

If this seems to be right up your alley, check out BallCraft. It’s a well done game that surely appeals to an audience out there. For me it just wasn't a standout.

iPhone Screenshots

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