March 18, 2010

Vic Mahfood


COST: Free
CATEGORIES: Entertainment, Games, Native
..RELEASED: 3/14/10, VERSION: 1.0 -- RATING: 2-1/2 Stars..

It's not so long ago that I was down on the floor playing marbles with my brothers. We each had a really awesome collection of them in every color imaginable. Marbleology brings you the same good, old-fashioned fun, but more conveniently, in a high-tech, precision way, to your iPhone or iPod Touch. It's really quite challenging to play this game. Use a little bit of skill in your finger swipes to knock the marbles off the wood-grain tables using the blue lead marble. Don't think it's so easy though. You have to be able to perform this task while focusing on bouncing off blocks, jumping ramps, flying between tables, getting blown around by fans and avoiding magnets to name just a few sticky obstacles. Additionally, the game progresses from dispensing with one marble to several with many levels of difficulty! Here are some of the marvelous features of Marbleogology:
  • Realistic 3D physics simulation, including wind, magnets and more.
  • Innovative speed sensitive flick controller to accurately control the shooter marble.
  • Pinch control to adjust the zoom.
  • Look around mode to line up the best shot.
  • Three difficulty settings: Easy, Medium, and Hard.
  • Tracks high scores and previous scores for each difficulty setting on the device.
  • Post scores to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Facebook ranking system to view your best score compared to your Facebook friends.
  • Uses In App Purchase system to access more game levels.
  • An eleven-level Tutorial game comes pre-installed (free).
  • Includes a “Super-level” game (free).

So now you can see how much addicting fun this neat iPhone app game has to offer you. I particularly love the Pause button which lets me stop my shot to analyze it, and then continue using a better aimed swipe. Another handy feature of Marbleology is the built-in tutorial which covers all levels of the game, explaining the necessary maneuvers and including helpful hints. You can access this through the Information button which displays the level name, help, info and hints. The game comes with two versions of marbles. One is the Tutorial Pack, while the other is the Super Pack, and they come loaded with different features. You are able to purchase more packs with an in-app purchase on the App Store. If you always loved playing marbles as a child, you will enjoy the incredible, high-tech method of playing on your device with Marbleology.

Developer Quote: "Enjoy the simple fun of knocking off the marbles or get serious and compete with your friends to get the best score."

--OS and Age Rating:  This app requires OS 3.1 or later. Rated 4+.
--Tip/Tutorials: The Screen Lock button is extremely helpful in preventing unwanted rotations of your screen.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch
--Languages: English
--Developer Link: Creative Logic
--Twitter Link: @CreativeLogicE
--Facebook Link: Creative Logic Entertainment

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