More is always better, right? So when Candyflame comes out with another game in the Isoball series, it's a no-brainer that it's going to be awesome. Merging the joy of a Hot Wheels track, a Lego set and a very fragile glass marble, Isoball X-1 adds 36 levels, 18 hidden achievements, and even a complex sandbox to the player pleasing physics puzzle game. All levels are open, and you can jump to the one you want by using the "level select" icon in the upper left corner of the play screen.
As in Isoball 3, you devise a route to move the ball from start to finish. This feat is made complicated by a multifarious map, prescribed checkpoints and a limited number of building blocks. This time, the game provides a "how to" menu with clear usage instructions, keyboard shortcuts and new pieces such as energy bridges and triggers to add to the isometric fun. The challenge ramps up quickly but any frustration factor is virtually eliminated—when a level has you hopelessly stymied, just take a quick peek at the solution via the main menu.
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Effortlessly addicting, Isoball X-1 is perfectly built for constructive enjoyment whenever you want more of it. It's so easy to get caught up with the mind melding perplexers, the next thing you'll be wanting more of is time.
Excellent, what a nice early Christmas present!
It had me with the smooth jazz alone. Awesome puzzles :)
Can't figure out level 11. Could do it with more directional arrows, but need a hint!
Here's a few hints for level 11:
Three of the directional arrows are all pointing in the same direction.
When real estate is sparse, build platforms.
High falls need big ramps, but the rest can be more gradual.
Could someone help me with level 13? any clue?
What is the name of that song? It's so good.
Level 13 Hint:
Screenshot: Level 13 Partially Completed
Isoball X-1 Hint Through
The ball loses velocity as it travels.
Going downhill, across a conveyor belt, or down an elevator will speed it up again.
With enough velocity, you can make the ball go up a ramp.
Solutions are not always the ONLY solution.
Hints: Levels 5 through 18
In these screenshots, select pieces are shown in their correct places; you only need to figure out the rest.
Hint: Level 5
Hint: Level 6
Hint: Level 7
Hint: Level 8
Hint: Level 9
Hint: Level 10
Hint: Level 11
Hint: Level 12
Hint: Level 13
Hint: Level 14
Hint: Level 15
Hint: Level 16
Hint: Level 17
Hint: Level 18
More hints are on their way!
I don't know the name of the song, only that it's been stuck in my head for days!
No kidding. My best solution thus far has been to open the game in another tab and just let it play every time I want to hear it.