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Orb

  • #: 48461
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2009-07-03
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 54.10 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Stephen Northcott
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.1 or later
  • © Ginetix Consulting 2009
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Description

Orb is a new kind of puzzle game based around the mysterious Orb.

Orb begins with small starter Orbs and works up to massive expert Orbs with thousands of tiles.

All on a spin-able, pinch zoom-able, multi-touch Orb.

SCORELOOP Social Gaming Enabled Application.

- Orb Customer Feedback -

"Great and Freaky game to be sure."

"Like a Rubick's cube on an Orb! Awesome"

“A smashing time, with some real surprises!”

Orb Gameplay Details:

Match all the tiles by swapping or flipping them to complete each Orb, discover it's real appearance and open up more levels.

Use bomb tiles to clear blocking tiles out of your way, or set up Orb wide chain reactions.

Learn the secrets of the Orb's symbols, and activate new challenges and modes.

Make groups of tiles to gain awards and increase your score with the bonus multiplier.

Game Features

▪ 4 unique game types: progression, "speedOrb", endless & alternative.

▪ Time based and endless game modes.

▪ 4 High Score Tables: One for each game type.

▪ Over 150 levels.

▪ Help messages in early levels.

▪ Multiple awards.

▪ Save, Pause and Resume.

▪ Listen to your own music while playing, or..

▪ Listen to our multitrack in-game endless ambient soundtrack.

▪ Level Statistics.

▪ Explosive Sound Effects.

▪ Play in landscape or portrait.

▪ Audio Preferences.

Coming Soon - more levels, new and interesting "OrbBugs", new challenges..

What's New in Version 1.1

▪ Scoreloop Social Gaming Networking added.
▪ Challenges & International Geo Aware High Score tables.
▪ "Virush" Game Engine enhancements.
▪ Speed improvements for more complex levels.
▪ More Orb Creatures.
▪ More awards.
▪ Enhanced Landscape game view.
▪ Minor bug fixes and User requested features.
▪ More help messages in early levels.

iPhone Screenshots

Orb iPhone Screenshot 1

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Rated 4/5 based on 1 customer reviews.

 

4/5 stars

Great fun

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Good: Challenging but not impossible, great idea for a game
Bad: Levels can be played a long time only to mess up at the very end
Bottom line: Addicting puzzler that you HAVE to keep playing because you got SO close on the last orb.

Orb is an exciting new puzzle game by Ginetix Games that keeps you wanting more. Though not as similar to the Rubik’s cube as claimed, it is still a tricky puzzler that requires some thought.

When I first looked at screenshots of Orb, I thought it would be VERY similar to the Rubik’s cube, with rotating slices. Turns out, that’s not the case at all. The triangular pieces swap positions with their neighbors, and you need to align several of the same color to make them disappear. When you clear the orb of 96% of the pieces, the next level is unlocked. It would seem that this could be extremely difficult requiring much planning. but it’s really not that bad.

One thing that really surprised me, and that I really enjoy, is that you can move several pieces together before they all disappear. For example, if I have RED, BLUE, RED, BLUE, RED, I can swap the first red and blue AND the last red and blue, before all the middle reds disappear! This is really cool, and the extra second before matching neighbors disappear can get you some crazy combos (and score multipliers).

That being said, one thing you do NOT want to do, which I did waaaay too much, was neglecting to notice when pieces will be stranded. The last thing you want is after playing for 5 minutes to not realize that this combo you’re coming up with is going to strand this blue piece and make 100% impossible for this orb. (Getting 100% unlocks some “secrets of the orb”) Once you figure out that not-stranding-pieces is the name of the game, clearing 100% of the orb is really quite a manageable task.

Like I said before- this is a game that’s hard to put down. I got 99% on the first orb, and I really think I could have gotten 100%. I saw it, but I made a silly mistake towards the end. Just a little frustrating – but not so bad that I didn’t want to try it again right away.

All in all this game is fun – it can take a little long to beat an orb, but there are a lot of cool things to look forward to. There are exploding tiles, bugs running around, orbs with thousands of tiles, among other cool things. It’s worth picking up – it’ll surely be taking up quite a bit of my on-the-train time.

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