- Simple physics-based puzzler style; complicated by unique 'traps'.
- Fun (if oddly paired) chiptune soundtrack.
- Currently 100 levels split over two unique worlds.
- No iTunes support for background music.
- Some repetitive level design; similar levels with a 'twist'.
Ramps hits that golden ratio of challenge and simplicity that's perfect for mobile gaming and should you wish to ramp things up you can try your hand at the challenges for each level as well.
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Sometimes it seems as though everybody and their best pal has teamed up at some point to spit out another physics-based puzzler to grab a slice of the casual-audience pie. Ramps by Backabit has more of a history than most and instead of the usual fly-by-night animal-flinging adventure, you'll need to carefully position ramps to avoid the traps and obstacles to reach the level's exit.
The ramps themselves are controlled by touch-and-drag elements on both ends and in the middle, allowing you to move and adjust the angle of each ramp within a limited arc. The balls that are dropped have a bit of bounce in them, so choosing the right angle can result in succeeding either by carefully rolling or ricocheting your way to the end. Each level also has three 'challenge' objectives, usually including a maximum time limit; avoiding a specific trap; collecting a coin before finishing the level; or simply getting to the end in one shot.
The difficulty of most of these objectives aren't terribly high, especially as most can be done in a single attempt, however the 'coin' challenges can prove to be especially punishing to solve as you'll need to use a healthy dose of lateral thinking to still solve the level once the coin is collected.
Strangely, Ramps has gone with a chiptune inspired soundtrack to go with its game and while it seems a little out of place it does bring up odd fond memories of days spent on the Amiga and even a hint of Sonic the Hedgehog (you'll know what I mean when you hear it).
Ramps is a polished little puzzler that doesn't require a lot of time invested in learning how to play and even without the challenges each level manages to mix things up enough to keep things interesting until you're done. A great grab for casual puzzle fans after a quick brainteaser.
DescriptionLOOK OUT! You won’t be able to put this game down!
Ramps is an addictive, pick-up-and-play physics game enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of players worldwide! Position and rotate the ramps to guide your ball into the goal, all while avoiding treacherous enemies and obstacles in 200+ challenging levels!
- Ramps is now universal… play on your iPhone or iPad!
- 200 standard levels in two exciting worlds
- 40 bonus HD levels designed exclusively for iPad
- Prove your mastery by conquering all 720 challenges
- Tons of surprises and unlockables
- Full iCloud support with game save and score auto-sync
- Show off your scores and achievements with Game Center
- Stylish retina display artwork
- Awesome chiptune soundtrack
* Apple selected Ramps as their iPhone Game of the Week in January, 2011! *
“A simple and stylish physics puzzler that you won’t want to put down.” – Apple
“A worthwhile purchase for anyone looking for a new game to steal a few moments of the day.” – IGN
“Very addicting… a standout in the puzzle category.” – The App Informer
“A near-perfect mix of simplicity and originality that makes it a prime example of what an iPhone puzzle game should be.” – Slide To Play
“Hours and hours worth of challenging retro-esque physics puzzling fun. Looks and sounds fantastic too!” – iFanzine
“Great for both quick plays and long sittings.” – 148Apps
“Get comfortable — Ramps will keep you engaged for a long time.” – Appolicious
“A delightful physics puzzler.” – Appmodo
“Hits that golden ratio of challenge and simplicity that’s perfect for mobile gaming.” – AppSpy
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