Try 100 Balls, an Endlessly Entertaining Game for Recovering Flappy Bird Addicts
Each week Yahoo Tech’s Alyssa Bereznak will review the No. 1 free app in the App Store. This week she investigates 100 Balls, your new favorite time-waster.
The most addictive smartphone games are about simple satisfaction. In Candy Crush, walls of sugar crumble at your touch. In Threes, numbers join together seamlessly to make bigger numbers. And in 100 Balls — a new game for the iPhone — the simple tap of a finger fills transparent cups up with pingpong balls.
The game, created by Lithuanian app developer Giedrius Talzunas, consists of a funnel filled with 100 yellow spheres and a conveyor belt of transparent cups (not unlike the scene at your typical frat party). As the cups on the conveyor belt move below the funnel spout, you must release them by tapping on the screen. Each basic ball counts as a point. The goal of the game is to fill up each cup with as many balls as possible without losing any in the process.
Every time the cups you’re given make a full rotation on the conveyor belt, they spill the balls they collected back into the communal funnel. Once every cup has made it around the belt, you move on to the next level.
As you continue to advance, the conveyor belt speeds up and different colored cups are introduced. When you drop your yellow balls into these cups, their colors and values will change. For example, after a yellow ball that was once worth 1 point lands in a green cup, it becomes a green ball worth 2 points. The values of the balls increase as they change from green to blue to purple to red, and so on.