Voodoo, the company that gave us Paper.io, has a new casual game for iOS devices, and it’s called Balls Vs Blocks. So what’s the deal with this game and its rather interesting title? Well, if you only look at its description, you’ll see all the staples of casual game overviews – short and punchy description and list of features, a brief explanation of how to play the game, and a variation on the expression “easy to play, but hard to master” – this time, Voodoo says Balls Vs Blocks is “very easy to play, but very hard to reach high scores.” And we can’t help but agree – the mechanics of the game would simply have you swiping on the screen to make your snake of balls break the bricks, and break as many of them down as possible.
One good way to describe this game is as a hybrid of various casual classics, including Snake as an obvious example, but also other titles such as Ballz and Pong. It’s all about collecting more balls and making your ball snake longer as it tries to break blocks, but what you may be wondering is how you can play this game and do well enough to beat your high score, or that of a friend. Read on, as our Balls Vs Blocks tips and hints were written with that ultimate, and only game goal in mind.
1. Try This Easy Trick To Make Your Ball Snake Longer
As we mentioned in the game overview, you have to collect as many balls as possible in order to power up your snake and make it longer. And if you see multiple balls lined up next to each other, you can try this easy trick to get them all; swipe the snake from one side to the other, and do this very quickly so you can collect all of them. Just make sure you’re doing this as quickly as possible, and with a sweeping motion, as this could really add some length to your snake, while making it capable of doing more damage against the blocks.
2. Plan And Look Ahead
When it comes to aiming at certain blocks, there’s a science to that, but it isn’t as hard as you may think. Still, you do have to look ahead so you can choose the right blocks to hit, and here’s the easy way to do this. For example, you may encounter a situation where you’ve got a block with a low number – if you get this block, that might result in a walled-off path, where the “wall” is, in fact, a block with a high number. This could make your snake much shorter, which you definitely do want to happen, or end your game prematurely, which is even worse.
3. Put Your Phone In Airplane Mode For Higher Scores
Some games do a good job in making their ads as subtle as possible, allowing you to enjoy the game, while giving its developers a fair chance at good monetization. Other games have ads that can be best described as pervasive or intrusive due to their very high frequency, and tendency to throw players off. Balls Vs Blocks, unfortunately, falls into the latter category, as the ads can indeed be a nuisance. If you’re currently in the middle of a high score chase, you can always switch your phone to airplane mode, which would put a stop to the ads, and allow you to fully focus on the game. You also have the option to actually buy the game – Voodoo is offering a paid version of the game that comes at a very nominal price, and if you pay that price, you will be able to play the game ad-free, while also doing its makers a solid through your support.
4. Watch Videos To Continue Your Run
If you get killed for the first time while on a run, you will be offered an opportunity to watch a video. 30 seconds later, or whenever the ad is done, you can return to where you last left off, thus giving you another chance to break your high score or that of a friend. But if you die a second time within that run, it’s game over, and you’ll have to start from the very beginning. Sometimes it pays to be as cool and collected as possible during your second chance, especially if you’ve got your eyes set on that high score.
This wraps up our quick guide for Voodoo’s new mobile game, Balls Vs Blocks. If you have anything to add, let us know below in the comments!