Sparkle HD

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High-quality marble blaster is safe for all ages.

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Ease of play

Just tap the screen to fire off balls. If you’ve played other marble blaster you’ll be at home in seconds, and if you haven't it will only a few minutes to figure things out.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Sparkle HD is a simple puzzle game that’s safe for all ages. It’s extremely accessible -- though it becomes quite challenging for players both young and old in its later levels -- and is completely devoid of mature or controversial content.

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If you enjoy games like Zuma, SPARKLE HD for the iPad is all but guaranteed to please. A high quality marble blaster with beautiful, crisp graphics and a pleasant, vaguely mischievous score, this puzzler has players shooting colorful balls from a central hub with an aim to match them with like-colored spheres in a line that slowly snakes its way around the screen to a terminus. Match three or more and they’ll disappear, making the line shorter. Fail to make a match and the snaking line will grow longer, edging closer to the game-ending finishing point. The controls are perfectly intuitive—just tap where you want to shoot the ball—and objectives are clear within seconds, even for beginners. Avid marble poppers can count on countless hours of entertainment.

App details

Device:iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:April 5, 2010
Category:Puzzle Games
Publisher:10tons Ltd
Version:1.04
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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