Game Classification

Ballville: The Beginning Striped Arts, Striped Arts, 2010  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Ballville: The Beginning While traveling through an asteroid field, you ship hits an asteroid. Now, you have crashed onto this planet and must build up your town.

Ballville: The Beginning is a match-three game with hidden object and mini-game elements. In most levels, you must swap two orbs to create a row of three or more of the same. You will have to contend with obstacles like chains, boxes and , in later puzzles, a time limit. After the match three potion of some levels, you may have a hidden object level where you must locate twelve hidden orbs in a scene or play a mini-game like bouncing falling orbs up onto a clock.

There are various orbs, often with special properties. Some of these are:Banker Orb: When matched, gives you bonus coinsDJ Orb: Will destroy boxes remotely with his singingWood Orb: When you match enough of these, you power up their Sphere. This can then be used to clear a remote, unreachable, cell.Fire Orb: When matched next to ice stones, he will melt themThe Flyer: Will swap places with another orb, hopefully creating an easier matchThe Electric: Can power electric mechanisms in some puzzlesTime Orb: Increases your time limit on time limited puzzlesThe Vampire: Turns neighboring orbs into vampires. All vampires turn to stone after two minutes into the puzzle. Stones cannot move but turn to dust two minutes later.At some point in the game, you get the Orbapedia. This will list all the orbs so far, their home and properties. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Windows)