A Plinky Game! Review
- Strangely addictive random gameplay.
- Pachinko/Bagatelle mixed with Labyrinth for maximum chaos.
- Lack of control can be frustrating.
- Minor physics glitches.
While you can't always predict the outcome thanks to A Plinky Game!'s physics simulation, it's nice to be rewarded with a successful drop after so many close calls.
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A Plinky Game! by Marco Ferraguti claims to have created a spin-off of Labyrinth that combines a Pachinko/Bagatelle style board with various hazards to create a game that's one part skill to two parts luck and a whole lot of addictive fun.
Gameplay couldn't be simpler, with players touching the top of the screen to drop a ball in to the 'maze'. This gives players some amount of control to determine the height and direction of the ball's initial bounce for optimum safety, but as the ball progresses it'll be subjected to minute random chances that makes it possible for repeat drops to never quite follow the exact same path.
Plinky uses Labyrinth inspired visuals with beautiful wooden background textures and detailed animated hazards to fall prey to. With 90 levels to complete you'll have plenty of time to get used to the game's smooth physics engine as you drop-and-pray for victory. There are some minor odd glitches with the physics engine that can result in a ball 'standing' on a peg, but unless you bug out all of your balls this is a fairly minor gripe.
Interestingly, despite some amount of frustration at the randomness of each drop, the same amount of addictiveness that makes Pachinko a popular gambling machine seems to have rubbed off on A Plinky Game! making this a surprisingly fun 'puzzle' game to try.
DescriptionThis is the best Labyrinth spin-off game, a great new concept that involve luck and skills.
Create a ball and try to reach the goal. You will face many obstacles and tricky situations. How many balls you will have to sacrifice?
** TapCritic: "Sometimes a game is just fun.It keeps your attention, it's challenging, it develops and it has enough options to keep it interesting."
** AppSpy: "A Plinky Game is a game that's one part skill to two parts luck and a whole lot of addictive fun."
** PocketFullOfApps: “It’s not easy being a virtual “plinky-ball” in A Plinky Game with all kinds of deadly obstacles to avoid and thats why it’s a lot of fun.”
** iPhoneinCanada: “The game play is extremely simple, and yet extremely addictive.”
** iPwnAge: “If you think Labyrinth is way too easy, this game is perfect for you. Graphics are great, they present everything with top notch graphics.”
** GamesUncovered: “A Plinky Game! is a game that’s somewhat of a fusion of pachinko and wooden labyrinth games.”
** iPhoneItalia: “Inserts a new style of play”
• 72 Levels
• 18 bonus levels
• Keep track of your stats
• Starting levels are easy for newbies
• No need to calibrate