The law of inertia states that “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” It’s Newton’s first and possibly most interesting law of motion, but acts as the most annoying in the frustratingly addictive game Red-ball -4 by FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG.
Gentle folky-instrumental tunes act as the soundtrack as you make your way through the 60 ever-challenging levels that are available to you. The interface is intuitive and easy to use but hard to master and it’s just impossible to get that little red ball to stay still.
Brightly coloured graphics adorn this game and lend it a light hearted playful feel. It’s perfect for kids of all ages but I think that the adults wouldn’t mind a round or two on their daily commute as it is in no way a cake-walk (this adult in particularly has become borderline addicted).
Secret passageways will appear and it’ll be your job to collect all of the stars in the level before you can proceed. But take caution, there are plenty of mean monsters out there that are more than happy to ‘burst your bubble’.
Priced at £0.79 per install, this game is well worth the investment if you’re on the lookout for a challenging bit of fun to either kill the time or challenge your kids. It has the added bonus of being mostly non-violent with only the occasional ‘ouch’ noise and puff of smoke to indicate wrong-doing.