Conclusion: For all its charming visual glory and fast-paced action, Magic Ball also provides repeating level designs and a monotous formula that will test your patience all too often. It’s ironic that a game based around the bouncing of a ball can sling back and forth between excellence and mediocrity so...
Excerpt: There can't be many things more simple than using a paddle to hit a ball into bricks, in video game form. Chances are, if you were born before the 90s or have played some games on a mobile phone, that you'll have played Breakout or one of its many clones.
Excerpt: The concept is one of the oldest in video gaming: move a paddle to bounce a ball around, a ball that destroys each block it hits. It’s been done many times before, probably most famously by Arkanoid, so when a new implementation of it comes out it must somehow set itself apart.
Conclusion: Magic Ball is fun enough while it lasts, but it'll only last you a weekend or so at most. That's still reasonable for $10, but some may want to hold off until it comes down in price before getting their feet wet.
Magic Ball's short-lived thrills are anything but magical, but they make for a decent distraction.
27 January 2009
Summary: Magic Ball adds graphical flair to the conventional gameplay of ball-bouncing arcade classics like Arkanoid and Breakout by transforming those games' multicolored bricks into 3D stone fortresses.
Pros: Smashing ships and toppling towers looks awesome, Plenty of great power-ups, Lots of stages, Easy for anyone play
Cons: Gets old quickly, Too easy to lose sight of your ball, Broken multiplayer, Small stages are often cluttered
Excerpt: There’s not a lot here in Magic Ball , but what is here is a lot of fun. There are two episodes, one with a pirate theme and the other featuring knights. Each episode as 24 levels, for a grand total of 48.
Excerpt: Some classic games have trouble translating into 3D. Time and time again we have seen developers taking a classic game and trying to reinvent it for the modern gamer. Of course while most aren't failures they haven't been as good as the originals. This is where Magic Ball comes in.
Conclusion: Si Magic Ball reprend dans les grandes lignes la recette des casse-briques d'antan, sa présentation en 3D et ses objets parfois empilés sur plusieurs niveaux apportent un réel vent de fraîcheur au genre.
Pros: Une variation amusante du casse-briques, Bien réalisé, Le prix : 9.99€
Cons: Seulement deux environnements, Une unique musique par environnement, Des power-ups pas vraiment originaux
Summary: Magic Ball je povedeným Arkanoidem, který obměňuje tuto starou hru do modernějšího a zajímavějšího pojetí. Rozhodně se jedná o velkou zábavu pro nudné večery. Podpora trofejí navíc zaručuje, že u hry strávíte spoustu času. Přejeme příjemný lov. Magic Ball si nic menšího než A nezaslouží.