Balance the Ball is an incredibly challenging free android game that is perfect for Flappy Bird fans and will definitely test your patience.
Developed by KG2 Entertainment, this addicting accelerometer-based arcade game is a simple, yet effective time killer.
Concept and Gameplay
The idea behind Balance the Ball is very simple – all you have to do is tilt your Android device to keep the ball from falling off the platform. Easy enough, right?
Throw a few monkey wrenches in like a line you can’t touch and a shrinking platform, and you’ve got yourself a challenging game. If you can survive all three waves, you can call yourself a Balance the Ball master.
What I like about this particular game is that it has a very upbeat soundtrack that is perfect to get you into the competitive mode you need to be in to play this game and the game itself is very bare-bones.
However, while you don’t have any traditional upgrades, power ups, or other boosts to help you win the game, what’s really cool is that there is a blue power cube to help you and it’s available in every wave.
The power cube can help but even so, you have to rely on is your skill and continuous improvement.
One downfall to Balance the Ball and its simplicity is that there aren’t many extra features to write about. There’s a handy tutorial to help you get started, but other than that everything is pretty basic.
Something that I think would drastically improve the gameplay value of Balance the Ball is random themes or something to add a little visual variety.
This would reward players who are continuously trying to improve their score because they wouldn’t have to look at the same screen over and over again.
Balance the Ball is available to download from Google Play for free, but one significant drawback is the inclusion of frequent full-screen ads. Unfortunately, I had one pop up on me immediately upon opening the game.
With a little extra work, I could easily see Balance the Ball starting out free but being compelling enough for gamers to pay to upgrade to be free of ads.
Overall, I highly recommend giving Balance the Ball a try if you enjoy games that force you to continuously play in order to improve your score.
This is certainly a test of patience and not for the faint of heart, but it’s pretty cool to see your skill improve as you continue to play the game.
Balance the Ball requires Android 4.1+.
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