Ball Slam Fantasy
The lite version is now available on the App Store. Search for Ball Slam Fantasy lite if you want to check it out before purchasing. ----------------- Ball Slam Fantasy, an arcade game based on classic 80’s Brick Breaker titles, taking the genre one…..
What's New in Version 1.1
Update released! Ver 1.1
Thanks for all your comments and feedback, we have taken all of this into account for the new update. New features are:
- Tilt control and touch screen controls are now separated.
- Star Catcher mode now gives a new life for every 5000 points.
- 100% 1st generation iPod touch/ iPhone compatibility
Rated 2/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Get slammed in a good way
The title “Ball Slam Fantasy” can evoke a number of reactions both pleasant and not so pleasant. I’ve spent some time playing Ball Slam Fantasy, and it has to be one of the more entertaining and inventive experiences out there (I know that sounds weird, but someone had to write it). While many will dismiss this as yet another brick breaker clone, I think you would be missing out on one of the hidden gems on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform.
Graphically and musically, Ball Slam Fantasy is about the details. The lighthearted game has so much going on and variety in each of the levels that it’s easy to be distracted. The premise is a little kooky—a spell has been cast on five kingdoms in a distant world, and the ball and paddle are the keys to setting them free—but the game is not.
The visuals are among the best for brick breaker-type games with backgrounds that change with each level, strange looking obstacles, and boatload of different characters thrown in for good measure. A broad spectrum of characters are weaved in the game including abominable snowmen, gargoyles, man-eating flowers, and angry tikis among others. Even some of the blocks come with faces that get angry as they get pounded by balls.
Ball Slam Fantasy is all about the Adventure mode with 75 different levels that travel through five different worlds—Forbidden Forest, Ice Jewel, Nowhereopolis, Seven Seas, and Dark Cosmos, each with their own funky soundtrack. The game does offer two other modes: Quick Play which allows you to play levels unlocked in Adventure mode; and Countdown which is more of a survival mode where by destroying bricks, additional time is added to a timer to prolong the game. I’ll tell you now that most of your time will be spent in Adventure mode.
Another great feature is the paddles themselves, which can be controlled either by accelerometer or touch. Who knew?
There are 5 different paddles with their own characteristics and features. By default, the standard unlocked paddle doesn’t just have ball bouncing abilities but has powerful weapons: bombs and cannons. 4 other paddles come with features such as Raging Ball, Depth Charge, Glue Ball, and Machine Gun to name a few and are unlocked individually for every 100k points scored. These features are accessed during the game along with other power ups. But not all power ups are created the same nor help. In Ball Slam Fantasy, green is better than red. Green power ups include shields, multiple balls, and enlarge paddle, while red ones will shrink your paddle or automatically take a life.
The game isn’t just about breaking bricks either. Some need to broken by hitting them a certain way either on top or bottom but until then, remain obstacles. During the game, you can also capture falling stars and for every five stars, a mini-game, Star Catcher, opens up after completing the Adventure mode level. Since the stars carry over from level to level, there’s no need to worry about keeping track of how many stars you have because a yodel blares out once the goal of five stars has been achieved. The objective in Star Catcher is to catch stars for bonus points, and earn an extra life for every 5k points.
The gameplay itself is similar to other brick breaker games with a post-level statistics page showing score by level, overall score and stars picked up. Ball Slam Fantasy does a good job in how the levels are played and reducing monotony. For every 5 levels completed in one world, you rotate to a different world, and so on. I find this helps add variety to the gameplay so you’re not stuck in the same world for an extended period of time. Another feature that is present in many of the levels is the use of wormholes that will move the ball from one location to another and back. On occasion, the ball can be caught in a wormhole loop and waste valuable seconds which can be annoying, but in general, they provide some flavor to the game.
Overall, Ball Slam Fantasy is an amazingly polished game with a different take on the category. While other brick breaker-type games are available, this is simply one of the more fun and entertaining games, which at the end of the day is all that really matters.
Love it, but...
Moris Servellon write:
Awesome app, great graphics and fun to play over and over again. But my biggest gripe about it is that the paddle doesn't control the direction of the ball. Also, some of the "tunnels" seem to be at the right locations to hard bricks which cause the ball to bounce back into the tunnel and go into an endless loop that only stops once the time runs out, which can be long and annoying at times. A fix to these issues would greatly be appreciated. Otherwise, it's a great App!
STILL NOT compatible with 1st gen Touch!
The iOS Gamer! write:
I own a 1st generation iPod Touch version 3.0, and this app won't sync with my device because, according to the box that popped up on iTunes, it is not compatible. What the hell???!!! What happened to the "100% compatible with 1st generation"?!!?!
Write a Review
The information may be outdated. For actual information go to iTunes
Related to «Ball Slam Fantasy» applications
Ball Slam Fantasy, an arcade game based on classic 80’s Brick Breaker titles, taking the genre one step further. Ball Slam Fantasy tells the story of a magical ball that is trapped inside a galaxy… [more..]
Price: free |
"If you love Arkanoid-likes, don't miss this." - Toucharcade ForumsBall Slam Fantasy Tournament, an update to the 2009 hit title based on classic 80’s Brick Breaker games, brings… [more..]
Price: $0.99 |
***LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY OFFER***Buy now to track the players stats for all the coming seasons!!!Fantasy football Sidekick brings you the fantasy stats for the players at your finger tips, Its… [more..]
Price: $1.99 |
Fanball presents the 2010 Fantasy Sports Football Guide. The Fantasy Sports Football Guide includes everything you need to win your fantasy football league this season including Rookie Review, Deep… [more..]
Price: $2.99 |
The Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit 2012 by Fantasy First. The Draft Kit includes up to date player rankings for First Baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop, Third Baseman, Catcher, Outfielder, Designated… [more..]
Price: $1.99 |
Wanna have the coolest and most amazing wallpaper APP for your iPhone? Check out this HD Fantasy wallpaper APP here. With a maximum resolution of 640 x 960 pixels and HD fantasy wallpapers for you… [more..]
Price: $2.99 |
OK, so you are going to spend all this time, energy and money researching and drafting your fantasy football team, now what? What service will help you actually WIN THIS YEAR? You need the FANTASY… [more..]
Price: $3.99 |
Slam Book is the application that provides a great way of storing the information regarding your friends, your loved one, your relative etc. The GUI is such which will please your eyes and you will… [more..]
Price: $9.99 |
Slam it! is a fun way to draw sticks, have a shoot-out, find a random winner. Need to determine who's paying the next round? Who will be the designated driver? Which poor soul in your shared flat… [more..]
Price: $0.99 |