Love Balls

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Clever puzzle game of love held up by ad-heavy presentation.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Simple touch controls, but solving puzzles on some levels can be challenging.

Violence
Sex

The two balls players are trying to unite are in love.

Language
Consumerism

Ads are shown along the bottom of the screen, full-screen ads pop up randomly, and you can watch ads to earn more in-game coins, which are then used to buy new pens, balls, and backgrounds. You can also buy an ad-free version.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Love Balls is a clever physics puzzle game that's safe for all ages. Despite the somewhat suggestive-sounding title, this app doesn't have any inappropriate content. But it's very ad-happy: There's always a banner ad running along the bottom of the screen, and full-screen ads pop up randomly after you finish some puzzles. You can also choose to watch more ads to earn in-game currency. This currency, which you also earn by playing, is then used to buy new pens, balls, and backgrounds. Not surprisingly, there's an option to buy an ad-free version of the game. Read the app's privacy policy on its website to find out about the information that's collected and shared.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAnge R. May 24, 2018

Inappropriate Adverts!!!!

Be aware!! I saw some shocking ads on there. A girl climbing into a boys bedroom saying something like “he’s so hot!” Should I? Shouldn’t I?
Parent of a 13 year old Written byKatform June 30, 2018

Pornographic ads - be warned!!

I glanced over my son's shoulder whilst he was playing this - I couldn't believe the 3 adds playing - girls (18+) dancing suggestively asking them to... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old May 11, 2018

very cool!

i think its the best game the only thing is if your kiddo is a bit senstive to kissing its not good who likes kissing anyways GROSS!

What's it about?

In LOVE BALLS, you have to draw a line on the screen to help two balls come together. These balls are in love, and while this doesn't have a story, it might help if you think of them as Romeball and Julisphere, star-crossed lovers who need your help overcoming the obstacles in their life that prevent them from being as one. Can you bypass the valleys, spikes, and other environmental hazards to reunite them?

Is it any good?

Alas, this fun mobile puzzle game is hampered by an over-abundance of ads. In Love Balls, you have to help two balls get together because they're in love -- and if two balls can't find love in this crazy, mixed-up world, what hope do any of us have? To do this, you have to use your finger or a stylus to draw a line on the screen. Hopefully, that line will send one or both balls moving toward each other and give them a pathway to togetherness -- or just prevent them from falling off the screen after you send them on their way.

Of course, the law of gravity applies here. But while this game can get really clever (and be really difficult to figure out), it can be equally annoying if you don't spring for the ad-free version. Otherwise you have to deal with the constant banner ads along the bottom of the screen and the full-screen ads that pop up randomly after you complete a level. It really does get annoying after a while. But if you can deal with it -- or are willing to spring for the ad-free version -- you'll find Love Balls to be a smart puzzle game that isn't nearly as childish as its name suggests.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about marketing to kids. Do you find the constant ads in Love Balls annoying? Why or why not?

  • Talk about physics. What does Love Balls teach you about how physical objects move in a space when there's gravity? When else do we see this at work?

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
  • Price: free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 10, 2018
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Size: 152.00 MB
  • Publisher: Super Tapx
  • Version: 1.1.4
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up

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