At first glance, Gopher Launch is a spherical 3D reinterpretation of Marble Madness, in which you have to flick the main character through tunnels in order to get him in his spaceship before it leaves, this is, time runs out.
Every stage is a little planet where you can happily roll everywhere and collect coins and power-ups. Keep in mind that you don't have to wait to be fully still to throw again, and that you can bounce at walls and corners. Likewise, some elements such as wooden boxes can be broken if you hit them enough times. Coins are useful to unlock new space suits.
Graphics are above average and 3D is majestic.
In conclusion, this game has been a grateful surprise. It's smart, it's fun and it's free. What else you can ask for.
by Peter , Appszoom
Jul 04, 2013
Earn your place in outer space with a ‘revolutionary’ twist on mobile gaming action! Bounce and roll your way across rotating 3D planets, racing against the clock to gather goodies from the surface and get back to your rocket before the auto-launch sequence kicks in.
Stranded in a strange star system far from home, our fearless Gophernaut finds himself with his ship running on empty. Players hop from planet to planet collecting as many Fusion Crystals as they can to continue the journey home. Collect as many supplies as you can as you sprint along the maze-like pathways, avoiding the traps and enemies. It’s a race against the clock: when the countdown hits zero the ship’s auto-launch initiates… and it’s game over for our little gopher!
SUPPORTS TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES
Works great on both!
PLAN YOUR STRATEGY
Before each level begins, pan across the planet surface to plan your path.
TOUCH ‘N’ GLIDE CONTROLS
Drag back and release the Gophernaut to slingshot him like a pinball across the field of play. Discover awesome Bumpers and Boost pads that accelerate you forward at light speed!
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
It’s a race to make it to your ship before time runs out, so keep an eye out for Time Boosts to add precious seconds.
NEW CHALLENGES AWAIT
Dreaded Roller Bots and Doom Balls lurk behind corners and chase you mercilessly, but the Power Suits awarded on every level grant you special skills to help deal with these and other obstacles!
A TRULY BEAUTIFUL GAME
Not only is Gopher Launch fun to play, its highly detailed 3D models and exquisite graphics also make it a lush visual experience.