Parents' Guide to

Bricks n Balls

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Vague details, pay-to-play pressure make this app a bust.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Freezes when youre poised to win challenging stages

Had to uninstall this crap today! Stages get tougher and you do get more involved with the game but when theres a hardstage that youve been on for awhile and you do enough to win it, it freezes! Itll go to the screen where you have to watch adds to get more rubies and then it just sits there loading.If freezes yourphone so you have to reboot and lose your position in the game. Dont waste your time with this.

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While this game can be easy to play, the lack of information and the heavy pressure to buy in-game items ruin any fun that can be had. In Bricks n Balls, players are provided with a visual indication of a launched ball's potential path, which lets them consider different options before firing. Unfortunately, the brief, often unclear descriptions that pop up about bonus items -- such as the Power Up option in the Gravity game, which just returns launched balls to the starting point faster -- don't offer enough information to explain why those items are beneficial.

Rounds often keep going, and new bricks pop up after you've reached the point goal. Unfortunately, the game doesn't provide any explanation about how to advance levels -- or how to play, aside from how to aim the ball. In addition, the playing experience isn't very consistent across the game modes. The basic version moves quickly, but the Gravity game feels much slower, with bricks that can take 40 taps to be cleared from the board. Adding thorough directions would be immensely helpful, but unless the level restrictions that essentially require you to eventually purchase game currency for progress are removed, it's unlikely that gamers will want to finish more than a few levels of Bricks n Balls.

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