Tagged: balls

Title screen from Barrack

Barrack Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Barrack is a decent entry point for the weird world of Ambrosia Software, a company that takes arcade classics and fills them with crazy. This riff on JezzBall is scattershot but subtly improves the original.

Screenshot from Bouncer

Bouncer Arcade categoryMacintosh category

Bouncer is a matching game that doesn’t use its only trick well enough, but its short length partly excuses that.

Screenshot from Beebop

Breakout roundup Arcade category

Instead of writing a bunch of short articles about Breakout clones, here’s several of them put together! Maybe we’ll learn something more broadly about game clones by looking at them as a group.

Screenshot from Enigma

Enigma Puzzle category

This nearly impossible puzzle game with over 2000 levels is so absurdly complicated that it’s a spectacle.

Screenshot from Gravity Balls

Gravity Balls Action categoryMacintosh category

Hilariously frustrating but never hopeless, this indie Mac physics game revels in losing control.

Screenshot from Marble Drop

Marble Drop Puzzle category

This ornate Rube Goldberg-esque game, done in the style of a Renaissance-era drawing, has the same appeal as a picture book. You don’t even have to finish playing it right to enjoy it! One of the few games completed by the Austin branch of Maxis.