|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
|Size||Varies with device|
It is very interesting that some of our favorite handheld puzzles are being adapted digitally. Roll The Ball is a perfect example of puzzles that you can now play on your mobile. Developed by BitMango, Roll The Ball is a combination of two classic handheld puzzles. It perfectly combines the classic Sliding Puzzle and Ball-in-the-Maze. As what the title suggests, the main objective is to roll the ball from the start point to the goal by sliding the puzzle and by creating a safe path. If you love this classic sliding puzzle game, feel free to download Roll The Ball and see how far you can go.
Roll the Ball will take you to a series of challenging levels with varying range of difficulties. The game will absolutely put your skills and knowledge on a test. To clear a level, you must move and slide the tiles until you create a path for the ball to roll. The game features a bunch of interesting campaigns including the classic gameplay and a multiplayer mode. If you think you are skillful enough, download Roll The Ball and see what else the game has to offer.
The mechanics of the game are very simple and easily manageable yet the puzzle itself is surprisingly tricky and challenging. As soon as the game begins, it prompts you right away to the sliding puzzle. A normal or standard puzzle will consist of two irremovable pieces; the start point and the goal. The Start Piece is where the rolling ball will come from while the Goal piece is where the rolling ends. The ball will only start rolling as soon as you connect the Start and Goal pieces together through the “path” tiles.
Most of the path tiles are movable and interactive. There are straight path tiles (horizontal and vertical) and there are Curve tiles. The goal is to arrange these tiles on the grid and create an optimal path for your ball to roll from start to finish. Eventually, the puzzles will become more and more challenging and you will soon encounter some irremovable tiles that will block your way.
Explore Different Campaigns
One thing you will enjoy when you download Roll The Ball is the overwhelming campaigns to explore. Initially, players can play the Star Mode which serves as the main campaign. In Star Mode, your mission is to create an optimal path for the ball to roll while at the same time, try to collect the stars along the way. Each level is rated from 1-3 stars depending on the amount of stars you collect. There are three stars in each level so try to come up with a strategy to use all the tiles with Stars and earn greater remarks.
You can also play the game in Classic Mode. In this campaign, your moves are being counted. Each level has a target number of moves and you must try not to surpass the target moves to earn higher score. After completing the first package in Star Mode (Andromeda Package), you can now play the two other campaigns. Moving Mode is a campaign where you can literally move the tiles while the ball is rolling while Rotation Mode allows you to rotate the tiles.
Compete Against Other Players
Another great feature you will love when you download Roll The Ball is the Multiplayer Campaign. Although the concept of competing against other player in a timed battle is undeniably great, it has become one of the major downsides of this game. Well, the mechanics and the gameplay itself is unique but the non-stop ads ruins everything. When a match is found, the ads will just appear and before you know it, you already lost the game. I personally tried it several times and it constantly does the same thing. The campaign allows you to either look for random players or invite your friends to play it with you.
Roll the ball is truly a great game. It is simple, fun and surprisingly addictive at the same time. The concept of combining both sliding puzzle and ball-in-the-maze is truly unique and also challenging. Above all, the game offers tons of levels to explore. The eagerness to beat your personal record or to collect all the stars per level provides the game a remarkable replay value.