September 3rd, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Welcome back to yet another week but don’t let the fact it is Monday get you down too much as today I have a charming game from Hayden McCraw. Red Ball: The Game allows you to play as well, a red ball in the attempt to overcome the zombie hordes that try and come at you and successfully reach your fourth level of evolution.
Red Ball: The Game is yet another game entered into the Ludum Dare 24 (LD24) following the theme of evolution once more. The gameplay is fun with you starting off as just a ball having to charge your attack to roll into the zombies to destroy them, however as you kill the hordes you evolve adding new powers. The powers seem to come randomly which is nice as the first time my first evolution gave me the laser but the next time I only got the legs, though the unpredictable nature of this is very good adding some variety.
The controls felt very strange at first however after playing around with it for a round or two you quickly get used to them and how to work the new items as you evolve adding new tactics to each stage which was nice. I do also really like the way the music layers as you evolve creating a dynamic sound overlay which added a very nice touch to the game overall.
The one weak point is the visuals they are adequate however very basic though it was created over a short time period so it cannot be perfect of course, all things considered it feels to of turned out great and I do like they dynamic where your health is visually represented, a feature I feel this is not done enough in games. The level setting reminds me a lot of The Binding Of Isaac however the gameplay is completely different so that is as far as the similarities go, the overall concept is well executed and could be easily taken further with more time and of course a score mode.
Average Time To Complete : 15 minutes
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