Ramp Champ Review
- The different level designs break up the gameplay and give players some options.
- The controls themselves aren’t that responsive and good rolls rely on luck more than flick strength.
- The gameplay is unrewarding and repetitive; more of a grind game.
- No options to turn off the game sound or use iPod properly.
Take the money needed to buy Ramp Champ, go to an arcade, play Skee ball for real and use the few tickets you get to buy a small rubber ball. You’ll have more fun with that ball than you will with this game.
- Full Review
- App Store Info
Ramp Champ is a Skee ball type arcade game for the iPhone. Players roll balls up a ramp to hit the different objects in the level. Each object has different point values and tickets can be earned based on final scores and then traded in for prizes.
Using your finger, players flick the ball by up the ramp to hit an object. The harder you flick, the more distance your ball will get. The controls are the same for each game, but the controls aren’t as responsive as you’d like. Often the player will rely on luck to get the speed or distance they want out of their shot, or just miss completely.
The visuals are good and the different style levels break up the otherwise identical gameplay. The sound features the typical carnival pipe organ music, but unfortunately cannot be turned off. Players are able to use their iPod during gameplay but the tracks will overlap; and with no way to turn the game sound off, why bother using your iPod. This is a single player only game with no leaderboard or highscore options.
Ramp Champ is a throwback to the Skee Ball arcade machines that everyone remembers playing. The fun came from when you saved your tickets and traded them in for prizes. While Ramp Champ tries to capture that same experience, it’s a completely different thing from owning a real prize to having a picture of one on your iPhone. Due to the many issues, it just seems like this is a game better left to the arcades; it’d be easier to control, more fun and a lot more value for money.
Description★★★ Named Macworld's Best Designed iPhone Game of 2009 ★★★
A new twist on the classic boardwalk games skee-ball and pinball, Ramp Champ will delight and challenge players young and old. Four levels, or "ramps," are included by default: Clown Town, Breakwater Bay, Icon Garden & Space Swarm. Flick your finger to roll balls down each of the themed ramps to earn virtual tickets which can be redeemed for prizes and digital loot. Ramp Champ is great for players wanting to play for 5 minutes collecting tickets or several hours working to solve the unique puzzles hidden inside each level. When you've completed the default ramps, more adventures await you via Ramp Champ's in-app purchase option. Each add-on pack offers new challenges, original music and collectible knickknacks.
"About as much fun as you can have without getting caramel apples & cotton candy all over your hands."
- Macworld / 4.5 Mice
"Ramp Champ is loaded with charm"
- G4's Attack of the Show
• Easy to learn and beautiful to look at
• Four built-in levels or "ramps" each with themed goals & prizes
• Collect tickets and exchange for dozens of virtual knickknacks
• Purchase additional Ramp Packs in-app for new, exciting challenges
• Dozens of hours of addictive gameplay
• Original soundtrack
NOTE: You may experience crashes or slowdowns when playing Ramp Champ on an iPhone 3G or iPod touch 2G running iOS 4. We recommend using iOS 3.1.3 with these devices.
What's New in Version 1.1.3Bug Fixes
• Fixed authentication problems that prevented boasting via Twitter
• Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the main menu to move up onto the play field