Parents' Guide to

Road to Ballhalla

By Michael Lafferty, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

"Roll-playing" game delights in bad puns but is too short.

Game Windows 2016
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Bad, groan-worthy puns meets a ball puzzler with mixed results. This game features bright and colorful levels, and while it starts off easing players into the concept of its rhythm-driven aspects, the challenge soon ramps up. Players are, essentially, playing against themselves in trying to set the best time through the levels. But since stages aren't dynamic and there are only 20 total at this point, this turns into a short game that can be completed in about two and a half to three hours. There are also elements missing, such as the ability to create personal levels (an add-on to be released in the future will enable players to build their own levels and challenges). Ballhalla also would benefit from leaderboards and the ability to share levels, but that may be in the game's future as well. Still, Road to Ballhalla does have plenty of character. The puns fly fast and furious, and if players enjoy bad puns, this title will prove delightful. The uniqueness of the rhythm-driven game elements are very nice as well. Road to Ballhalla is a pleasant diversion; there just isn't enough of a game here to elevate it to extraordinary status.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: tinyBuild
  • Release date: August 5, 2016
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Topics: Music and Sing-Along
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: August 16, 2016

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