Finger Balance Review
- Publisher: Coconut Island Games Limited
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 5 Aug, 2010
- Size: 7.1 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Unique agility/balance based maze gameplay.
- 30 levels currently available to play through.
- Challenging par times to conquer.
- Replay your best runs.
- One-at-a-time unlocks can result in players being stalled on earlier challenges.
Finger Balance is a unique and amazingly addictive title that mixes one part frustration with one part fist-pumping joy as you attempt to balance your ball through each precarious maze.
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Finger Balance by Coconut Island is one of those rare games where you can't help but wonder why it took so long to come about. Should you take the plunge you'll find yourself holding a board with your fingers, balancing a ball that can roll freely while attempting to navigate it through complex and even moving mazes.
The controls are simplicity itself, with two buttons that, when held down, activate a board that will change size and angle depending on where you shift your two fingers. A tiny ball balancing precariously on the board will quickly shift back and forth, subject to very simple physics that will allow you to quickly flick, throw and even catch the ball in an attempt to beat the 'par' time.
It's not often that someone goes for an 80's retro feel, but Finger Balance sports a simple solid color scheme with digital clock counters that give the game a strange Hawaii 5-0 feel. Players can also identify the difficulty of the challenge they face by looking at the color of the maze, with each of the 10 ranks being split in to easy, medium and hard levels making 30 in total for the current release.
Once you're past the initial stages things quickly get extremely difficult, but with a bit of persistence it's not hard to complete the current levels which is why it's great to see that Coconut Island are going to add more levels more month. Finger Balance is a great new agility-based puzzle title and definitely worth checking out.
DescriptionFeatured by Apple in "Gravity Puzzlers" & "The Best Games You've Never Played"
Nominated as Most Innovative Game at International Mobile Gaming Awards(IMGA)
Ranked #6 Top Paid Apps in US, #1 Top Paid Puzzle Games in US, Germany #1 Top Board Games in US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong! Featured as "What's Hot" "New and Noteworthy"
Featuring innovative and unique gameplay never seen before in the App Store, Coconut Island, maker of iDragPaper with 11 million players worldwide, is proud to present to you Finger Balance, brand new one of its kind puzzle game for iPhone.
Test the dexterity and stability of your fingers, by balancing a ball on a rod and navigate through challenging and fun levels.
“Finger Balance is a new type of physics inspired puzzler for the iPhone that is sure to be a favorite among challenge loving gamers.” - AppSafari rating 4/5
“Finger Balance by Coconut Island is one of those rare games where you can't help but wonder why it took so long to come about.” - AppSpy.com rating 4/5
"This insanely addictive physics puzzler has all the right elements of a classic casual game." - appSIZED rating 4.5/5
"With laborious mazes, easy graphics, and a modest price tag, Finger Balance is a should buy!" - appadvice rating "SHOULD BUY"
You're given a rod and a ball on it. Your objective is raise and lower both ends of the rod to balance the ball and navigate it through obstacles.
- Unique gameplay you have never experienced before
- Instant reply. Relive the best 6 glory moments of your accomplishment
- 98 Levels in different difficulties
- 3 game modes: casual mode, classic mode and reversed mode
- 23 Achievements
- LEVEL EDITOR
- Retro style graphics
- Original background music and sound effects
- OpenFeint online leader board
- Score publishing with Facebook and Twitter
- Access integrated game community in-game
Gameplay video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hizt_gU_PU
Official guide video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR6YwhKtcoY
Just remember to use your finger tips to move the rod and touch as little screen area as possible!
“It's to easy I mean I finished it in like 10 minutes and im not even joking.” -- User Review(Gymgirl97)
“This game takes patience, dexterity, and the willingness to not give up.” -- User Review(The Finish Hammer)
Crashing? RESTART your iDevice to get it to work!