Rumble Ball

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Rumble Ball is a strategy game of sorts. The object is to score the most points you can by hitting colored items on the play field with a large ball. I was immediately drawn to this game due to its very pretty presentation. The appealing graphics and top-down, pseudo-3D appearance make this game compelling for most anyone to pick up and play.

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Kipling May 2, 2005 10:10 AM

How do I run a "swf" file?

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Kipling - you need the latest Flash player installed. Click the icon down the left side of the main page that says "Get Flash". That will take you to a page where you can download and install what you need to open SWFs, the multimedia file created by Flash.

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Well it's a good game... a good start anyway. You're right Jay, it does seem to need a little more. I played it two times, one just basicly bashing the ball around, and again being a bit more careful and strategic. I got a lower score the second time. So there doesnt seem to be a learning curve. It's a shame because the physics and look and sound of the thing are great. But it doesnt have the staying power. I got more hooked on the other game of his, there was some strategy involved. If this one had some kind of danger - as well as some variable or incentive it would be a corker...
Now, who's going to translate our constructive criticism into russian in the hope that the guy makes a Rumble Ball v2 ? It would be a winner!

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I like this idea of having a section for your analysis of the game. I have an interest in game design, and it's interesting to have someone else's take on why a game works, why something is or isn't effective, etc. It's also nice sometimes to see your reasons for choosing a given game, since once in a while you'll post something that I think is bad or boring (like Survivoo), and I'd like to know what you thought was so interesting about it.

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Thanks, ACLS. I appreciate the feedback. I've added a response to your question about Survivoo in the comments to that game. =)

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Ben Conover June 5, 2005 7:28 PM

Rubilon has a second version or level of this game at his web site. He's added a few new touches. Worth checking out.

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Theres a 4th version of this game... it fixes the glitch of version 3 that the mouse would "stick" sometimes... also the controls seem to be easier. [link]
woot... i really think they read this blog cuz they made all the changes according to comments posted here (needs to be danger - bombs. needs to be able to change velocity - check. wow... i love this site even more now...!)

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it's too bad you aren't supposed to hit the bombs...

they are SO much fun to hit!

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Jay, or whatever admin reads this. This game appears to be gone. None of the links work, they all come up as 404 Not Found. A bit sad because this was one of the games I found myself coming back to again and again.

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