Big Big Baller
By Chris Morris,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Charming, fun genre-defying game appeals to all ages.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Game mechanics are easy to learn. Winning the game is really more a matter of who your online opponents are.
Violence & Scariness
You'll run your ball over people and try to squash opponents, but there's no gore.
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Products & Purchases
Expect to watch a LOT of video ads in between rounds or if you want to boost your coin coffers for the game.
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What’s It About?
In BIG BIG BALLER, players compete against each other to build the biggest ball they can in a short period of time. While everyone starts the same size, players increase the size of their ball by rolling it around a city, squashing items smaller than them to add to their size. By the later stage of the game, players can consume skyscrapers and stadiums. The biggest ball wins the round. A Battle Royale mode pits players more directly against each other, with bigger balls attempting to squash smaller ones.
Is It Any Good?
Sometimes the simplest ideas make for the most fun experiences, like this clever puzzle game. Big Big Baller takes the core game mechanic of Katamari Damacy (roll over stuff with a ball and make it as big as possible) and adds a friendly competitive element to it. The result is a family-friendly, insanely addictive multiplayer game. There's no interaction between players aside from the game itself, so parents don't need to worry about inappropriate contact. Plus, the game rounds are short, so it's easy to find a break point. And the game offers a mode where squashing other players isn't the point of the game.
About the only downside to Big Big Baller is the frequency and mandatory nature of the video ads. They're distracting and take you out of the happy place you'll be in while you're in the midst of playing the game. There's no real way around this, making it a necessary evil. Fortunately, it's not enough to detract from Big Big Baller's strengths. If you're looking for a friendly puzzler, check this game out.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about creativity in game design. How is the creative gameplay in Big Big Baller different from that of other apps you play?
Is it best to challenge other players as soon as possible or wait until you've gathered your strength to give yourself a chance to succeed?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: September 26, 2018
- Category: Adventure Games
- Publisher: Lion Studios
- Version: 1.1.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: October 5, 2018
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