Fans of simple puzzle-style games will love the addictive nature and quality of content found in Roll The Ball. This game is designed for use on multiple platforms, and it requires very little in the way of controls. The player must simply use their cursor to select and hold tiles on a 4×4 grid. Once a tile has been selected, it can be slid over to an adjacent slot by sliding the cursor to the empty location. The object of the game is to rearrange the presented tiles such that they create a path for the ball to roll through. Players must use all the tiles on the board to get the highest possible score, and they must do so by using the smallest number of tile movements possible.
The Roll the Ball game sounds simple enough, and it is for the first few levels, but it quickly becomes much more intensive. The beginning levels are clearly meant to act as a tutorial for how the game actually works, and they won’t include a complete set of tiles. This makes it much easier to move the tiles around while discovering the subtleties of the game. There are hundreds of puzzles in this game as well, so players won’t have to worry about a lack of content. The game is broken up into several difficulty categories, and each new category is unlocked by completing the previous category. The categories are Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, and Proficient, and there are four puzzles sets in each category. Each puzzle set contains 50 puzzles, which means there are a total of 1,000 puzzles in this game.
If you happen to come across a puzzle that you just can’t solve, the game offers hints that can help you see your next move. You start off with two hints when you start playing, but you can purchase more hints with the coins you win with each completed level. It is also possible to unlock categories early that you have yet to unlock thanks to the keys that are provided to each player. You’ll start with two keys, but you can purchase and win keys as well. Hints can also be won through the Gift menu, which offers a spinning wheel where players can either win coins, hints, or keys.
Roll The Ball is an excellent free puzzle game that will keep many players coming back for more on a regular basis.