Balls is not, as you might think, a game made by Bobby Singer, but rather Robamimi's latest escape game in which you must find four balls in order to get out. It sounds simple, but the reality is anything but. Just click around to interact when the cursor changes, and use the arrows at the edges of the screen to move around. The changing cursor, while helpful, is nothing new, but the game also includes an option to display colour names when you mouse over certain items whose colour is relevant to solving puzzles, making the game much more playable for people who have difficulty distinguishing colours in general. There's also a hint function, but don't expect it to do much more than gesture vaguely in the right direction. But hey, that's all you'll need, right?
What's impressive about Balls (stop that giggling) is how user-friendly it is. The big transparent overlay on some mouse-overs might be a bit of overkill, but it's still always nice to see a developer working to ensure their games are as playable as possible for everyone. As for the gameplay, it's about what you'd expect from Robamimi, which means it relies on a lot of clever, subtle clues to unlock its puzzles. Many puzzle solutions are hidden in plain sight, but that doesn't mean the game is easy by any stretch of the definition. Its clean, professional design means that no space is wasted and everything has a function... it's figuring out what that function is that may take some brain power. Sneaky and smart in equal measure, Robamimi's Balls (I can hear you laughing back there) is another fine escape game that expects you to step up your game in order to win. Let's play ball!