Mach Ball: A Ball Game with a Nifty Twist

Mach Ball ($0.99) is an iPhone game with an interesting twist. In Mach Ball, your job is to get the ball to the goal while it is going at super fast (or very slow) speeds through a maze. The challenge, though, is that you must guide it with your fingers, creating “paddles” that the ball actually needs to bounce off of in order to be guided to the right direction. It’s a bit difficult, especially when you hit the barrier blocks and your ball gets sent to oblivion.


The game features five (only five?!) levels, which is a bit disappointing. If there were more levels, this game might possibly have potential. For now, though, it doesn’t seem to make sense to me that it’s contending with games that have hundreds of levels, including Blockban which recently had an amazing promotion.

Evolve does a semi decent job with Mach Ball, despite the fact that their English isn’t great as seen in the app’s description. Don’t let that get to you; the game play is pretty good and the graphics aren’t half bad (though I’m not a fan at all of the fonts they used). If there were more levels, this game would actually have a future. I’m just hoping that they plan on expanding upon the current version.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.