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Factory Balls 4

Some might argue that life working on a conveyor belt is tedious work, but not if you're working for Bart Bonte Manufacturing. As white balls come rolling down the line, your job is to custom craft each ball to a specific order in Factory Balls 4, the latest in the series of Factory Balls puzzlers. You've got all the tools you need to fulfill each order... except the instruction manual.

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Factory Balls 4 walkthrough

General Tips

  • As with other games in the Factory Balls series, your goal is to manufacture the ball shown on the box in the middle of the screen.

  • Drag a ball from the rotating bin in the lower left corner onto one of the tools to start. Keep using different tools until you achieve your goal.

    • Cans of paint will color exposed areas.

    • Glasses, hats, helmets, grabbers, belts, and bowls will keep certain areas from being painted.

    • Plungers and pliers will stretch the ball in certain ways.

    • The scraper will remove all paint from exposed areas. It is effectively very similar to white paint.

  • Paint-blocking tools sometimes have to be added or removed in a certain order. For example, you cannot add a belt after you have added a hat. Likewise, you have to remove a hat before you can remove a belt underneath it.

  • If you make a mistake, you can drag the ball to the recycling bin at the bottom to start over. Often a fresh coat of paint will also let you effectively start over.

  • Many puzzles are more easily solved if you think about painting one section of the ball at a time.

Main Walkthrough

Level 1

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, black, glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Yellow

  4. Remove glasses

Level 2

From left to right, the tools are: red, white, black, small glasses, big glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Big glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove big glasses

Level 3

From left to right, the tools are: blue, yellow, orange, small glasses 1, small glasses 2, big glasses 1, big glasses 2.

  1. Orange

  2. Both small glasses

  3. Blue

  4. Remove both small glasses

  5. Both large glasses

  6. Yellow

  7. Remove both large glasses

Level 4

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, glasses, plunger 1, 2, and 3.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Pink

  4. Glasses

  5. Use each plunger twice

Level 5

From left to right, the tools are: red, white, black, small glasses, large glasses, hat.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Hat

  9. White

  10. Remove hat

Level 6

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, orange, green, upper grabber, lower grabber.

  1. Green

  2. Lower grabber

  3. Yellow

  4. Upper grabber

  5. Orange

  6. Remove both upper and lower grabbers

Level 7

From left to right, the tools are: orange, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, pliers.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Orange

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Use pliers twice

Level 8

From left to right, the tools are: black, red, blue, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper big glasses, lower big glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Upper small glasses

  3. Red

  4. Remove upper small glasses

  5. Upper large glasses

  6. Lower small glasses

  7. Black

  8. Remove lower small glasses

  9. Lower large glasses

  10. Blue

  11. Remove both large glasses

Level 9

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, red, black, glasses, belt, helmet.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Red

  4. Remove glasses

  5. Belt

  6. Helmet

  7. Yellow

  8. Remove helmet and belt

Level 10

From left to right, the tools are: black, yellow, green, white, small glasses, large glasses, hat, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Green

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Left bowl

  9. Large glasses

  10. Yellow

  11. Remove large glasses

  12. Remove left bowl

  13. Right bowl

  14. Hat

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove hat and right bowl

  17. Left bowl

  18. Hat

  19. Green

  20. Remove hat and left bowl

Level 11

From left to right, the tools are: pink, yellow, green, orange, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Lower grabber

  3. Yellow

  4. Upper grabber

  5. Pink

  6. Belt

  7. Green

  8. Remove belt and upper and lower grabbers

Level 12

From left to right, the tools are: black, red, yellow, white, small glasses, large glasses, front plunger, upper plunger 1 and 2.

  1. Red

  2. Use both upper plunger twice

  3. Black

  4. Small glasses

  5. White

  6. Remove small glasses

  7. Large glasses

  8. Yellow

  9. Remove large glasses

  10. Use front plunger

Level 13

From left to right, the tools are: red, black, small glasses, solid belt, toothed belt, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. Toothed belt

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove toothed belt

  6. Solid belt

  7. Red

  8. Remove solid belt and small glasses

Level 14

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, red, upper glasses, lower glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Right bowl

  2. Orange

  3. Upper glasses

  4. Blue

  5. Remove upper glasses and right bowl

  6. Left bowl

  7. Orange

  8. Lower glasses

  9. Blue

  10. Remove lower glasses, then right bowl

  11. Add both upper and lower glasses

  12. Red

  13. Remove both upper and lower glasses

Level 15

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Upper and lower grabbers

  3. Blue

  4. Remove upper and lower grabbers

  5. Belt

  6. Blue

  7. Remove belt

Level 16

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, green, red, belt, helmet.

  1. Yellow

  2. Helmet

  3. Red

  4. Remove helmet

  5. Belt

  6. Green

  7. Remove belt

Level 17

From left to right, the tools are: orange, red, black, small glasses, large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. Scraper

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Left bowl

  6. Large glasses

  7. Red

  8. Remove large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Large glasses

  11. Orange

  12. Remove large glasses and right bowl

Level 18

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, orange stamp, pliers.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Yellow

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Orange stamp

  9. Use pliers twice

Level 19

From left to right, the tools are: green, black, red, yellow, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Green

  2. Add both grabbers

  3. Yellow

  4. Remove both grabbers

  5. Belt

  6. Black

  7. Add both grabbers

  8. Red

  9. Remove both grabbers and belt

Level 20

From left to right, the tools are: red, yellow, upper glasses, lower glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Red

  2. Right bowl

  3. Upper glasses

  4. Yellow

  5. Remove upper glasses and right bowl

  6. Left bowl

  7. Lower glasses

  8. Yellow

  9. Remove lower glasses and left bowl

Level 21

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, black, solid belt, toothed belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Toothed belt

  3. Black

  4. Remove toothed belt

  5. Solid belt

  6. Blue

  7. Remove solid belt

Level 22

From left to right, the tools are: black, white, upper grabber, lower grabber, helmet.

  1. Black

  2. Upper grabber

  3. White

  4. Remove upper grabber

  5. Helmet

  6. Lower grabber

  7. Black

  8. Remove lower grabber and helmet

Level 23

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, small glasses, large glasses, hat, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Left bowl

  3. Small glasses

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove small glasses

  6. Large glasses

  7. Pink

  8. Remove large glasses

  9. Hat

  10. Scraper

  11. Remove hat and left bowl

  12. Right bowl

  13. Small glasses

  14. Pink

  15. Remove small glasses

  16. Large glasses

  17. Scraper

  18. Remove large glasses

  19. Hat

  20. Pink

  21. Remove hat and right bowl

Level 24

  • From left to right, the tools are: red, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, orange stamp, pliers, eyebrow stamp.

  • Tip: You won't be able to dip the ball in paint all the way if something is obstructing it.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Eyebrow stamp

  9. Orange stamp

  10. Use pliers twice

  11. White

Level 25

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt, helmet, scraper.

  1. Pink

  2. Upper grabber

  3. Black

  4. Remove upper grabber

  5. Helmet

  6. Lower grabber

  7. Pink

  8. Remove lower grabber and helmet

  9. Belt

  10. Scraper

  11. Remove belt

Level 26

From left to right, the tools are: blue, red, yellow, green, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Blue

  3. Both small glasses

  4. Red

  5. Remove both small glasses

  6. Both large glasses

  7. Green

  8. Remove both large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Red

  11. Both small glasses

  12. Blue

  13. Remove both small glasses

  14. Both large glasses

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove both large glasses and right bowl

Level 27

From left to right, the tools are: black, white, red, blue, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt, helmet.

  1. Red

  2. Upper grabber

  3. Black

  4. Belt

  5. White

  6. Remove belt and upper grabber

  7. Helmet

  8. Blue

  9. Lower grabber

  10. White

  11. Remove helmet

  12. Belt

  13. Helmet

  14. Black

  15. Remove helmet, belt, and lower grabber

Level 28

From left to right, the tools are: black, orange, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Left bowl

  3. Lower small glasses

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove lower small glasses

  6. Lower large glasses

  7. Orange

  8. Remove lower large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Both small glasses

  11. Scraper

  12. Remove upper small glasses

  13. Upper large glasses

  14. Orange

  15. Remove both glasses and right bowl

Level 29

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, green, blue, red, belt, helmet, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Red

  3. Helmet

  4. Blue

  5. Remove helmet and left bowl

  6. Right bowl

  7. Blue

  8. Helmet

  9. Red

  10. Remove helmet and right bowl

  11. Belt

  12. Left bowl

  13. Green

  14. Helmet

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove helmet and left bowl

  17. Right bowl

  18. Yellow

  19. Helmet

  20. Green

  21. Remove helmet, right bowl, and belt

Level 30

From left to right, the tools are: black, orange, pink, green, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Green

  3. Small lower glasses

  4. Orange

  5. Remove small lower glasses

  6. Small upper glasses

  7. Large lower glasses

  8. Black

  9. Remove small upper glasses

  10. Large upper glasses

  11. Scraper

  12. Remove both large glasses and left bowl

  13. Right bowl

  14. Black

  15. Small upper glasses

  16. Pink

  17. Remove small upper glasses

  18. Small lower glasses

  19. Large upper glasses

  20. Green

  21. Remove small lower glasses

  22. Large lower glasses

  23. Scraper

  24. Remove both large glasses and right bowl

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Done! That was fun. Either I'm getting better at these, or this one was easier. Either way, I look forward to Factory Balls 5 (or another themed Factory Balls.

Good Lord. I think one of the levels was an Angry Birds nod.

Factory Balls 4 walkthrough

General Tips

  • As with other games in the Factory Balls series, your goal is to manufacture the ball shown on the box in the middle of the screen.

  • Drag a ball from the rotating bin in the lower left corner onto one of the tools to start. Keep using different tools until you achieve your goal.

    • Cans of paint will color exposed areas.

    • Glasses, hats, helmets, grabbers, belts, and bowls will keep certain areas from being painted.

    • Plungers and pliers will stretch the ball in certain ways.

    • The scraper will remove all paint from exposed areas. It is effectively very similar to white paint.

  • Paint-blocking tools sometimes have to be added or removed in a certain order. For example, you cannot add a belt after you have added a hat. Likewise, you have to remove a hat before you can remove a belt underneath it.

  • If you make a mistake, you can drag the ball to the recycling bin at the bottom to start over. Often a fresh coat of paint will also let you effectively start over.

  • Many puzzles are more easily solved if you think about painting one section of the ball at a time.

Main Walkthrough

Level 1

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, black, glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Yellow

  4. Remove glasses

Level 2

From left to right, the tools are: red, white, black, small glasses, big glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Big glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove big glasses

Level 3

From left to right, the tools are: blue, yellow, orange, small glasses 1, small glasses 2, big glasses 1, big glasses 2.

  1. Orange

  2. Both small glasses

  3. Blue

  4. Remove both small glasses

  5. Both large glasses

  6. Yellow

  7. Remove both large glasses

Level 4

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, glasses, plunger 1, 2, and 3.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Pink

  4. Glasses

  5. Use each plunger twice

Level 5

From left to right, the tools are: red, white, black, small glasses, large glasses, hat.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Hat

  9. White

  10. Remove hat

Level 6

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, orange, green, upper grabber, lower grabber.

  1. Green

  2. Lower grabber

  3. Yellow

  4. Upper grabber

  5. Orange

  6. Remove both upper and lower grabbers

Level 7

From left to right, the tools are: orange, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, pliers.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Orange

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Use pliers twice

Level 8

From left to right, the tools are: black, red, blue, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper big glasses, lower big glasses.

  1. Black

  2. Upper small glasses

  3. Red

  4. Remove upper small glasses

  5. Upper large glasses

  6. Lower small glasses

  7. Black

  8. Remove lower small glasses

  9. Lower large glasses

  10. Blue

  11. Remove both large glasses

Level 9

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, red, black, glasses, belt, helmet.

  1. Black

  2. Glasses

  3. Red

  4. Remove glasses

  5. Belt

  6. Helmet

  7. Yellow

  8. Remove helmet and belt

Level 10

From left to right, the tools are: black, yellow, green, white, small glasses, large glasses, hat, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Green

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Left bowl

  9. Large glasses

  10. Yellow

  11. Remove large glasses

  12. Remove left bowl

  13. Right bowl

  14. Hat

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove hat and right bowl

  17. Left bowl

  18. Hat

  19. Green

  20. Remove hat and left bowl

Level 11

From left to right, the tools are: pink, yellow, green, orange, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Lower grabber

  3. Yellow

  4. Upper grabber

  5. Pink

  6. Belt

  7. Green

  8. Remove belt and upper and lower grabbers

Level 12

From left to right, the tools are: black, red, yellow, white, small glasses, large glasses, front plunger, upper plunger 1 and 2.

  1. Red

  2. Use both upper plunger twice

  3. Black

  4. Small glasses

  5. White

  6. Remove small glasses

  7. Large glasses

  8. Yellow

  9. Remove large glasses

  10. Use front plunger

Level 13

From left to right, the tools are: red, black, small glasses, solid belt, toothed belt, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. Toothed belt

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove toothed belt

  6. Solid belt

  7. Red

  8. Remove solid belt and small glasses

Level 14

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, red, upper glasses, lower glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Right bowl

  2. Orange

  3. Upper glasses

  4. Blue

  5. Remove upper glasses and right bowl

  6. Left bowl

  7. Orange

  8. Lower glasses

  9. Blue

  10. Remove lower glasses, then right bowl

  11. Add both upper and lower glasses

  12. Red

  13. Remove both upper and lower glasses

Level 15

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Upper and lower grabbers

  3. Blue

  4. Remove upper and lower grabbers

  5. Belt

  6. Blue

  7. Remove belt

Level 16

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, green, red, belt, helmet.

  1. Yellow

  2. Helmet

  3. Red

  4. Remove helmet

  5. Belt

  6. Green

  7. Remove belt

Level 17

From left to right, the tools are: orange, red, black, small glasses, large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. Scraper

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Left bowl

  6. Large glasses

  7. Red

  8. Remove large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Large glasses

  11. Orange

  12. Remove large glasses and right bowl

Level 18

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, orange stamp, pliers.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Yellow

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Orange stamp

  9. Use pliers twice

Level 19

From left to right, the tools are: green, black, red, yellow, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt.

  1. Green

  2. Add both grabbers

  3. Yellow

  4. Remove both grabbers

  5. Belt

  6. Black

  7. Add both grabbers

  8. Red

  9. Remove both grabbers and belt

Level 20

From left to right, the tools are: red, yellow, upper glasses, lower glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Red

  2. Right bowl

  3. Upper glasses

  4. Yellow

  5. Remove upper glasses and right bowl

  6. Left bowl

  7. Lower glasses

  8. Yellow

  9. Remove lower glasses and left bowl

Level 21

From left to right, the tools are: orange, blue, black, solid belt, toothed belt.

  1. Orange

  2. Toothed belt

  3. Black

  4. Remove toothed belt

  5. Solid belt

  6. Blue

  7. Remove solid belt

Level 22

From left to right, the tools are: black, white, upper grabber, lower grabber, helmet.

  1. Black

  2. Upper grabber

  3. White

  4. Remove upper grabber

  5. Helmet

  6. Lower grabber

  7. Black

  8. Remove lower grabber and helmet

Level 23

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, small glasses, large glasses, hat, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Left bowl

  3. Small glasses

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove small glasses

  6. Large glasses

  7. Pink

  8. Remove large glasses

  9. Hat

  10. Scraper

  11. Remove hat and left bowl

  12. Right bowl

  13. Small glasses

  14. Pink

  15. Remove small glasses

  16. Large glasses

  17. Scraper

  18. Remove large glasses

  19. Hat

  20. Pink

  21. Remove hat and right bowl

Level 24

  • From left to right, the tools are: red, black, white, small glasses, large glasses, orange stamp, pliers, eyebrow stamp.

  • Tip: You won't be able to dip the ball in paint all the way if something is obstructing it.

  1. Black

  2. Small glasses

  3. White

  4. Remove small glasses

  5. Large glasses

  6. Red

  7. Remove large glasses

  8. Eyebrow stamp

  9. Orange stamp

  10. Use pliers twice

  11. White

Level 25

From left to right, the tools are: pink, black, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt, helmet, scraper.

  1. Pink

  2. Upper grabber

  3. Black

  4. Remove upper grabber

  5. Helmet

  6. Lower grabber

  7. Pink

  8. Remove lower grabber and helmet

  9. Belt

  10. Scraper

  11. Remove belt

Level 26

From left to right, the tools are: blue, red, yellow, green, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Blue

  3. Both small glasses

  4. Red

  5. Remove both small glasses

  6. Both large glasses

  7. Green

  8. Remove both large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Red

  11. Both small glasses

  12. Blue

  13. Remove both small glasses

  14. Both large glasses

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove both large glasses and right bowl

Level 27

From left to right, the tools are: black, white, red, blue, upper grabber, lower grabber, belt, helmet.

  1. Red

  2. Upper grabber

  3. Black

  4. Belt

  5. White

  6. Remove belt and upper grabber

  7. Helmet

  8. Blue

  9. Lower grabber

  10. White

  11. Remove helmet

  12. Belt

  13. Helmet

  14. Black

  15. Remove helmet, belt, and lower grabber

Level 28

From left to right, the tools are: black, orange, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Black

  2. Left bowl

  3. Lower small glasses

  4. Scraper

  5. Remove lower small glasses

  6. Lower large glasses

  7. Orange

  8. Remove lower large glasses and left bowl

  9. Right bowl

  10. Both small glasses

  11. Scraper

  12. Remove upper small glasses

  13. Upper large glasses

  14. Orange

  15. Remove both glasses and right bowl

Level 29

From left to right, the tools are: yellow, green, blue, red, belt, helmet, left bowl, right bowl.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Red

  3. Helmet

  4. Blue

  5. Remove helmet and left bowl

  6. Right bowl

  7. Blue

  8. Helmet

  9. Red

  10. Remove helmet and right bowl

  11. Belt

  12. Left bowl

  13. Green

  14. Helmet

  15. Yellow

  16. Remove helmet and left bowl

  17. Right bowl

  18. Yellow

  19. Helmet

  20. Green

  21. Remove helmet, right bowl, and belt

Level 30

From left to right, the tools are: black, orange, pink, green, upper small glasses, lower small glasses, upper large glasses, lower large glasses, left bowl, right bowl, scraper.

  1. Left bowl

  2. Green

  3. Small lower glasses

  4. Orange

  5. Remove small lower glasses

  6. Small upper glasses

  7. Large lower glasses

  8. Black

  9. Remove small upper glasses

  10. Large upper glasses

  11. Scraper

  12. Remove both large glasses and left bowl

  13. Right bowl

  14. Black

  15. Small upper glasses

  16. Pink

  17. Remove small upper glasses

  18. Small lower glasses

  19. Large upper glasses

  20. Green

  21. Remove small lower glasses

  22. Large lower glasses

  23. Scraper

  24. Remove both large glasses and right bowl

Mr. Bonte, I'm partially colorblind, but despite that, I really enjoy the Factory Balls puzzles. (I just need to occasionally re-solve puzzles to get the correct colors). As an idea for future releases, could you try finding a way to make these puzzles a little more colorblind-friendly?
One possible way, while maintaining your clean (and mostly) word-free interface, would be to add an eyedropper type tool, that (when hovering over the image on the box) would make the appropriate paint can glow.
Thanks!
- Parse

Love this series - this one definitely felt easier, though. I recall having more difficulty with some of the earlier releases (often when fish or plants were involved). Luckily the last couple of releases haven't limited the number of balls you can throw away/blow up if you make an irreversible mistake - that has made them much less frustrating.

Level 24 was Awesome!

One comment - it's frustrating to figure out which way to build the ball (which turns out to be one of two opposite ways) and always choose the wrong one. I don't know the exact levels, but as near as I can tell, the only difference between the two possibilities is 5 degrees of rotation; but only one specific orientation is accepted. The levels I'm talking about use the top and bottom to make different colored wedges; one set of steps gives you color X with color Y wedges, and the other set of steps gives you color y with color x wedges. Shouldn't those be accepted too?

Other than that, wonderful game; I eagerly await FB5!

This one was too easy!

JIGuest, it's unfair to say it was too easy when people complained that the prequels were too hard.

Ooh, a new Factory Balls! And one I can do all by myself, without the aid of a walkthrough! So much fun.

Crank Yanker, about the colored wedges:

The easiest way for me to tell whether I've got the right colors is to look at which colors are at the very edge of the ball. It's hard to tell when you're looking at the stripes/wedges in the middle of the ball, but the edges will tell you where the colors are supposed to go.

Excellent as always! Love Bart Bonte's games. Factory Balls is a great challenge, and even though the main concept never changes, Bart always brings in a little novelty to make things different and interesting. Part of me also wonders, will there be a Sugar Sugar reprisal?

PS. I love the music for these games.

I agree this one was a little too simple. It just didn't seem to bring anything new to concept.

For the colorblind, and for general organization and clarity, I've updated the walkthrough with a list of colors and tools available each level.

Finished the game? Good!
Now you're thinking with balls!

Having played all the earlier installments i must say I found this one a bit too easy. Still lots of fun though.

Can I just whine for a moment about the ad system on JIG? I'll sit through the ads but I really wish I could mute them. They often scare the heck out of me and then I have to turn off all my music, or my podcasts, or whatever.

Also, another factory balls is always fun; it's a great concept that reminds me of those tests in school on mechanical reasoning, only fun!

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This one did seemed easier than the others did but it was still lots of fun! Maybe they will do a halloween one next!

So many eyes.

i agree, this one felt easier than the past versions. it was fun though.

Might not have been quite as difficult as the predecessors, but DANG that was fun!

I did have one question about level 24, though:

When I dropped the finished ball in the box...shouldn't it have exploded or something?

I've really liked the factory ball series but it seems like this one isn't as creative as the originals. While the puzzles are well made, I felt like I was constantly doing variations of the same puzzle. I think this version oversimplified the formula and lost some of it's charm.

I think I groaned after the 20th time I had to make little eyeballs on my ball with the black and white paint and glasses. Where's Cheeo pet balls, fish bowls, and disco lights?

I wouldn't challenge Bonte to make the games harder, guys. I've always been surprised that he hasn't done a solar system concept, and making Earth would be incredibly difficult, so let's not grump, alright?

Although it would be fun to see what happened to Pluto :).

Well, I for one am doing a happy dance--30 new levels, no complaints. And I love that we can now click on the paint or the glasses and not have to drag/drop everything. That is part of what feels "easier" to me. I'm just happy to have a game to enjoy this morning as I drink my coffee...exactly what I came here for.

It was a nice diversion but like some of the other reviewers, I wish it was as hard as some of the previous games. Also, more diversity would be nice... I got a bit annoyed making eyes after about the 10th time.

I hope Bonte comes out with a 2nd Christmas version at a similar difficulty level as the last one. That was my favorite factory balls game :)

Nice game. An observation about color psychology at the end:

When you are able to draw on the ball, choose the lighter grey shade and draw on the darker and lighter parts of the ball. It looks as if the shades of grey are different. I forget what this phenomenon is called.

There's a really weird bug in level 17. It doesn't affect the gameplay, but it made me do a double take. When you succeed in copying the target, the red and the orange halves switch places just before the ball drops into the box! Try it and you'll see.

Agree with CrankYanker on the "grabbers", also, I'd like a button to just remove all "extras", the protective stuff, in one click/drag. Small and large sunglasses, left/right cup, the hats, the grabbers, and most of these have to be removed in order, and you have to remember/find out again which was where. The order while putting them on is ok for immersion (though it could go as well)but an error signal would be nice when an action fails.

Yeah, I thought the difficulty curve was a bit shallow on this one as well... and I miss the flower and glass ones from the previous games. I mean, I like drawing eyes, but there were a bit too many of them... though I loved the Angry Birds reference.

Fun as always for kids and grownups. I like it when we can play a game together. And dang, the 10 year old is better at it than me :)

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