Skyball (3D Racing game)

Skyball (3D Racing game)

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • Flawless game
Cons
  • More controlling options needed.
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Physics can be your best ally or your worst enemy"

Reviewed by / Sep 14, 2011

"A 3D marble racing game"

This game's a good example about how elegance and simplicity aren't at odds with gameplay and fun. Skyball can be the umpteenth one accelerometer ball game, but it deserves a special mention because of its surgical balance between gameplay and performance. Graphics and music aren't from other world but fulfill stoically their function to let you enjoy a simpler, yet smooth and entertaining 3D game that doesn't ask for a top-notch device to be played.

In case anyone doesn't know, this kind of games are played tilting your device left or right to turn, slow down tapping on the left of the screen and accelerate tapping at the right half of it. Here's also its main catch: why not brake tilting towards you or downwards or whatever so ball can be controlled just by the accelerometer?

Anyway, game's incredible fun. It's very easy to learn, and races are addictive as hell as you can push your rivals -and be pushed by them- out of the road. This is Skyball complete version. There's a lite version out there that can be played for a long while if you want to check it out before.

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Developer's original description available here
Skyball is a fast, challenging 3D racing game taking place in a disorienting, unsettling world.

Keep your ball on the track and be the first to cross the finish line without falling into the sky. You will quickly find out that the laws of physics as you know them have been twisted, that everything is upside-down, or the other way around, making you feel completely lost and disoriented.

Concentration and reflex will be necessary if you wish to survive and be victorious.

Controls:
* Skyball uses the accelerometer for game control: the orientation of the device defines the rotation of the ball on the track. The sensitivity of the accelerometer can be modified in the game settings, as this parameter can significantly change the game experience, it must be adjusted carefully to best suit your needs for precision and accuracy.
* The speed of the ball is controlled by the touch panel. The screen is divided vertically into 2 parts. Pressing the right part of the screen makes the ball speed up; pressing the left part makes the ball speed down.

Notes:
With some devices (such like tablets), the accelerometer might be inversed. If that's the case you can configure the correct axis in the application settings.

Tips:
* Speed is not the key to victory, simply a tool to lead your way, and your worse enemy if untamed. If you can manage to control and adjust your speed wisely and thoughtfully, accelerate when the timing is right, slow down when the path and the obstacles become treacherous and hazardous, you will find out that no one can stop you from your victory.

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Comments and ratings for Skyball (3D Racing game)
  • (72)

    by kyle oldfield on 14/08/2013

    This game is really fun, just lean with it and keep eyes on the horizon. Nice gradjphics, the drop off is startling It's time for an update!

  • (72)

    by Vince Grant on 10/01/2013

    This game has great potential, however in my opinion this needs local/online multiplayer. I think that this would bring interest back to this game.