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Magnetic Balls Puzzle Game is casual puzzle game where you must shoot colored balls up at a bunch of other colored balls to create combos of three or more to clear them from the level. It’s currently available on the Google Play Store free of charge right now and there are some optional in-app purchases you can use as well.
How does the game work?
The game works like this. Every level starts out with a smattering of balls. At the bottom, you can see the next color that you can shoot up into the shape above. You tap where you want the ball to go and it attempts to go that way. The catch is that all the balls are magnetized so your shot may get stuck on another ball or cause other chain reactions.
The point of the game is to score enough points to move on to the next round. The point totals are easier to get in the first few levels but get progressively more challenging as you keep going. There are a total of four “realms” the game takes place in that include different graphics, backgrounds, and even slightly different physics in each game type. On top of that, each realm has a bunch of levels that can be completed on easy, medium, hard, and nightmare modes. The result is a casual game that you’ll be playing for a long time.
On top of that, there are some other pieces to the game. There are Google Play Games services that let you view leaderboards against your friends. You can also change the mode of the game which switches the balls to different graphics if the ones you’re using aren’t to your liking. There are also sections where you can change the level and the realm, access the store, and a “more” section that advertises other Freemium titles for you to play.
The center stage of Magnetic Balls Puzzle Game is the magnetized balls. Thanks to their unique physics, the game is capable of taking all sorts of ridiculous spins based on how you shoot. For instance, you may have a shot go awry when you aim for a spot but the magnetic balls pull it in to a different spot before it can reach its destination and yes, that frustrating bit is all part of the strategy of the game. Don’t shoot where the balls can’t get to.
You can also change the ball that you shoot. Every shot gives you four options. There is the normal, colored ball, a “white” ball that can change color to the first ball it makes contact with after you shoot it, an explosive ball that takes out every ball it touches, then an electric ball that takes out a few additional ones. Each special ball costs coins to use and you earn coins after every round you win. The color-changing ball costs two coins, the explosive one costs 10 coins, and the electric one costs 14 coins.
Of course, there is a plethora of positive aspects to the magnetization. For instance, if you have cleared a path up one side but the other side is starting to get close, you can clear balls in the center and the empty space will drag the left side up with it. This aspect of being able to pull different pieces of the puzzle together by clearing out certain balls is extremely important to the strategy as you can clear whole levels very quickly with just the right shots and, admittedly, it feels really good to see that puzzle practically disappear after almost losing.
The game does include some in-app purchases. They include:
- $0.99 to remove ads.
- $0.99 for 1,500 coins.
- $1.99 for 5,000 coins.
- $2.99 for 25,000 coins.
Comparatively speaking, it’s not a bad in-app strategy. Many “cash grab” style games can ask you to fork out up to $99.99 for in-game currency and you don’t usually get all that much. In this game, you’ll never spend more than $3 at a time and you’ll get a ton of coins that will last you a long time. Using special balls in-game don’t require that many so a 25,000 coin buy will last quite some time.
Okay here’s what we liked about Magnetic Balls Puzzle Game:
- The game physics really are unique and they can ruin a good time or help you out a whole bunch. It all depends on your strategy.
- There are four realms, four difficulties, and just shy of 400 total levels. Finishing the game is going to take you a long time.
- Google Play Games leaderboards are a nice touch.
- Despite the fact that there are in-app purchases, they are reasonably priced, there are only three of them (four if you count removing ads), and they never get as expensive as other casual game in-app purchases.
- Extra content includes collecting kittens and helping penguins build a ski resort in the hidden “vacation” realm.
- It’s free to play, challenging, and fun.
And here is what we didn’t like so much:
- The main screen is a little cluttered.
- There are some weird labels. For instance, “Stars” and “Coins” are actually leaderboards, not places where you can go to view your stars and coins.
- Grinding for coins to get the higher difficulties may be a minor inconvenience for some players.
Overall, Magnetic Balls Puzzle Game is a fun, casual game that almost anyone can enjoy. Its inoffensive nature and copious numbers of kittens and penguins make it great for kids or adults while its progressive difficulty, multiple realms, and magnetic physics keep you coming back for more. What few issues it has are minor nitpicks at best and the game is a decent option overall. If this doesn’t convince you, the game has over a million downloads and currently holds a 4.1 out of 5 rating in the Google Play Store It’s also free so it won’t cost you anything to try it out! Click the button below to grab it.
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