Parents' Guide to

Sky Ball

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Missing instructions, fast pace deflate fun, replayability.

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This action game isn't hard to play, but its lack of instruction, its accelerated speed, and its missing goals quickly drain the fun out of it. Sky Ball isn't necessarily hard to play; you're trying to keep a ball that's hurtling through the sky from falling, presumably to the ground. By swiping in either direction, you can have some control over its path, but the game instructions are so brief (they're literally one sentence: "Drag to control"), that it's unclear how you can win. You're not told where you're supposed to aim the ball, why you're earning points as you touch down on surfaces, or what the points might be used for. Including information about what part of each landing area you want to target or the ultimate goal of the game would shed some light on the game objectives. The ball moves fast, so without having much idea what you're doing, you can't play long without losing altitude and seeing the round end quickly -- which doesn't make playing very fun, and doesn't really give players much incentive to come back and play again.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: March 23, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Ketchapp
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later and Android 4.1 and up.
  • Last updated: February 12, 2020

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