Finger Balance

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Fun maze arcade game for steady hands only.

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Ease of play

The challenge factor on early levels is pretty low. Higher levels will require ninja-like steadiness.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Finger Balance requires a very steady hand. It's an arcade game, in which you balance a bar between your two index fingers, and try not to let the ball that's sitting on the bar roll into a wall. Oh, and did we mention that you're guiding the bar through a maze? And sometimes a maze where the walls move?

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FINGER BALANCE is one of those games that demonstrates the kind of insanely entertaining activities that can only happen on a touchscreen device like the iPad or iPhone. It's not just balancing a ball on a stick -- it's balancing a ball on a stick with two fingers, which means you have to keep both of your hands in time with one another constantly. And you need to maneuver that stick through a maze that may or may not include moving walls and obstacles. It's so simple, but it's crazy fun. Shaky hands need not apply.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:August 9, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Publisher:Coconut Island
Version:1.02
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy February 19, 2013
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9
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Who knew a simple app could be so fun?

This is just like Fruit Ninja,simple and fun at the same time.In this app,you have to keep your hands VERY still and not let the ball crash into a wall (LOL that rhymes.) If you are bored,play this app.It is so much fun.
Adult Written byJEDI micah February 19, 2013
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Keep your balance on this one!

This is a nice app! Just make sure that while playing, keep your eye on the ball! Seriously, you don't want it to touch the yellow areas! And by yellow areas, parents, I don't mean pee-pee spots! Just a heads-up. Get this app! It's really fun!

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