Have you ever bought an iPhone app? If you are amongst the 50% of the iPhone owners who have never paid for an iPhone app, and you’re looking for something to redeem your 99 shiny pennies on, look no further than the Skee-Ball iPhone app from Freeverse. Skee-Ball as the name suggests is a digital version of the retro classic games you played in arcades tossing and rolling a set of baseball like balls down a ramp aiming for round pipes with increasing scale of points and difficulty. All this is squeezed into bits and pieces of code and loaded into the game that you can have some carefree and addictive fun with when you’ve got some free time on your hands.
Skee-Ball has lifelike graphics, sound effects and physics unlike no other iPhone game in this genre. Balls hit each other making the perfect clicking sound, roll down the ramp, sounding quite heave and drop down the holes as if you were at your favorite arcade hangout. The point system uses the 10, 20, 40, 50 point holes in the middle with two 100 point slots in the upper top right and left corners. At random intervals, certain slots light up, and if you are good enough to sing a ball in them, you earn major bonus points. Speaking of points, as with the real life Ski ball game, in Skee-Ball you have a gallery of over 80 prizes up for redemption as your tickets allow for unlocking. Prizes start with silly little wrist wraps and work their way all the way up to different colored balls you can play with and even tanks and music CDs. Skee-Ball gives you a nice rack to display and store your loot of goodies on.
To toss the ball, just drag your finger across the ramp up towards the holes. You can even tilt your iPhone to direct the ball’s motion after you’ve released it. And best of all, you don’t need to put in quarters to play, just tap the big shiny More button and you get 9 new balls and a new go at it. To impress you with its NVIDIA PhysX engine the last ball takes you on a slow motion view with close up camera angles for added intensity.
Complete with wooden ramps, metal nets, flashing rails, classic yellow style graphics, and the added bonus of eye popping 3D graphics and popping sound effects, Skee-Ball is the game of choice for the picky casual iPhone gamer. Skee-Ball gets it right in every aspect and is an instant classic brought back to life in your hands. You will be impressed in no time, and play to perfect your skills as you climb the score charts.
Here is a video demo of the Skee-Ball app on the iPhone
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