- "Realistic" gameplay experience.
- Authentic arcade feel and frills.
- Bordering on being a toy.
- Single gameplay mode.
This skee-ball app pretty much trumps the lot, from industry level physics, to a licensing deal with the owners of Skee-Ball it's about as authentic as you can get without spending more money at the arcade.
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Just about everyone has tried Skee-Ball growing up or on holidays visiting the local arcade, or even during a county show. For those who haven't tried it before Skee-Ball by Freeverse should be an immediate purchase, because this is as close as it gets to the real thing and everyone should experience this simple joy at some point in their life.
Two control schemes are available to roll your ball up the ramp and into the scoring holes. You can either flick the ramp with your finger or by holding the side of the screen with your thumb, you can flick the iPhone itself - twisting to add spin to your shot. Skee-ball uses NVIDIA's PhysX engine to create a more "realistic" experience, though it seems overkill for a relatively simple game.
What's surprising about this game and makes it worth grabbing is the attention to detail. From the score-display to the ball return slot, everything feels authentic - you'll even have a chuckle as you save up and spend your tickets on custom balls to glitter pens to model tanks. It's no surprise that this app has been officially licenced by the owners of Skee-Ball, the experience is worthy of it's centennial birthday.
Skee-Ball is a straight laced arcade experience. You get all the frill of playing skee-ball, from the frustration of a poorly thrown ball to pondering what trashy item to spend your tickets on. It is tied to the Plus+ Network for score junkies, but the game is a fun diversion even without high-scores.
Description☆ "This game is near perfect." - Gamezebo
☆ App of the Week - The New York Times
Bring the classic American arcade bowling tradition everywhere with Skee-Ball for the iPhone and iPod Touch!
☆ "BUY IT. One of the most addictive games on the iPhone."
Skee-Ball! Bring the fun of the boardwalk to the palm of your hand with 3D graphics, great physics, and awesome prizes. A true American classic.
With a quick flick, roll the ball up the ramp and into one of the numbered holes for points, tickets, and unlockable achievements.
Win enough tickets and go on a shopping-spree for fun prizes like a set of vampire teeth, a Peruvian Flute Band CD, or even a custom ball to use in-game. Over 80 prizes in all.
Skee-Ball is easy to learn and easier to love: Play by simply flicking your finger across the screen or making a bowling motion. Tilt the iPhone/iPod Touch to add spin. Simple to play, almost impossible to stop playing!
The NVIDIA PhysX engine delivers console-quality physics so the ball rolls and bounces hyper-realistically. Worldwide hi-scores let you see how your hoard of tickets compares to everyone else's. The Plus+ Network lets you challenge friends with score tracking, achievements and leader-boards.
Skee-Ball is celebrating its 100th birthday, but has never felt more modern!
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What's New in Version 2.5What's New!
☆ Now Supporting Retina Display!
☆ Brand new VIP theme so you can roll in style!
☆ Newly Optimized Audio
☆ Compatible with iOS 4.0 and up