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Byte Saver

by Pixelation Games
Rated: All Ages
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Price: $0.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.2
  • Added company Logo.
  • Added company game page.
  • Minor improvements.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008LCN3WQ
  • Release Date: July 20, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,118 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Flip World Physics
  • Tilt Controls
  • Fun!!

Product Description

Enhanced for Kindle Fire HD:

The network has been infected with a Virus, it's up to you to save the day!

Collect the Bytes and get them to the Cloud, before they become corrupted!
Control your orb by tilting the device, collected Bytes will follow wherever you go, but keep them away from Corrupted Bytes, or you'll lose them forever!!

Getting to the end is easy, but can you save them all?

Want more Pink? Try Bubble Saver!

(Don't miss our latest project on Kickstarter! Visit pixelationgames.com for more info!)

Technical Details

Size: 8.4MB
Version: 1.2
Developed By: Pixelation Games
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok game, depending on your device February 25, 2014
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This is a digital and hyped up version of a game like BRIO Labyrinth. You guide your "ball" through the maze by tilting. On the way to the finish at any level you gather "points" by coming close to smaller balls that attached to you and join your journey. You lose points by coming close to traps that cause your... I'll just say points to disappear.

The problem is that the processing to support all that takes some amount of processing power. I found the game was *far* more responsive on my Kindle HD than on my "puny" dual core Jellybean tablet. Game play is further impacted by the number of services running in addition to the game. Even at its best it was barely what I would call realistically responsive.

There were no ads other than an option to see more available games on the startup screen and no malware or other bad additions that I could see.

Depending on your tablet/phone, you might see this as a pleasant enough game and it is certainly worth a quick look when it is free.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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The game is an innovative take on the 'ball maze' genre; it's as if the Ball Maze met World of Goo. There are NO troubling permissions or 'stubs' to worry about; it's "clean".

As a Beta, this is a pretty decent game. As a release, however, it is problematic. The game is controlled via the tilt mechanism, and it doesn't seem to be any way to finely control the 'ball'. If the ball and byte swarm are against a wall, it seems to be attracted to it and move more slowly. In the open, it takes wildly different tilts to work it... sometimes a slight tilt works great, sometimes a hard tilt is needed just to get it moving.

This highlights an area where the game is lacking: there is no documentation nor is there a tutorial. You just start at level one, and figure it out from there. Not that it's difficult, mind you, but at least a heads-up about what the mechanics are would be helpful.

GAMEPLAY:
The goal is to collect the dots and take them, swarming, to the cloud while avoiding the pink/black dot 'viruses' which destroy one of the dots. Therein lies one of the problems: there is no reward for collecting a certain number of dots. I eventually just tried to see how quickly I could find the exit (pink cloud). And more than once I tried to see if I could do it without collecting any. Each level must be unlocked by finishing the previous level, but there's no incentive for collecting the 'bytes'.

Another issue I encountered was in the level selection screen. For some reason, I had trouble selecting "APK 7" or even "APK 6" even though I finished 6. I exited, restarted, and still the problem persisted. A few plays of "APK 5" finally seemed to fix the issue and I resumed playing normally.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Tab 3 February 25, 2014
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Downloaded via Amazon's Appstore, AVG scanned it, no issues there. Was moderately responsive to the tilting of the tablet in "landscape" (but not in "portrait" orientation) unless trying to slide along walls, which then it got rather sluggish- that is likely due to the physics model. You can near the "cloud end point" to have your green bytes flow to it on their own and thereby reducing the number you have attached to your controller ball... the level doesn't end till you actually enter the end point. When I did exit the game (hitting back key at level selection then tapping quit from the main screen), the game did remove itself completely from RAM memory. I only played a handful of levels, however... ya, got kinda boring fairly quick. I only kept going as far as I did to see how Samsung Tab 3 responded.

It's free, no intrusive adds, clean bill of health from AVG, no game-killing technical issues on my tablet, and possibly entertaining to a young person with it's simple mechanics (I'll install it on my youngest brother's Kindle Fire HD when next time I see him). Overall, 3 stars.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An exercise in frustration. February 25, 2014
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Without the ability to calibrate, this game is nearly impossible to play. I tried four different devices and I found it nearly impossible to control on any of them because they all behaved completely different. For example, just laying my tablet on a flat surface makes the game think that I am tilting it about 45 degrees forward. Holding it vertical makes the game not work on the y-axis properly.

This is a mess.

There are no permissions issues but the game itself needs some serious work. Developer: If you're going to have this kind of control scheme then you need to make such control scheme viable-- and you need to allow for calibration of our devices to the game.

Until then, I cannot recommend this game to anyone because it's an exercise in frustration and games are supposed to be FUN.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So I'm not a big fan of tilt games February 25, 2014
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But I had to check it out because of the various reviews. To Bob Tobias - love your reviews, man, but you kinda missed a detail about this game. It was enhanced for play on the Kindle Fire HD so one would think that it WOULD be nicer on an HD than possibly on another device. But otherwise, your review was a good one. Just wanted to point that out.

2nd I wanted to comment on the tilt issue that everyone seems so against. I wonder (and this may just be because I'm playing on an HDX and not an HD) if anyone noticed that the tilt control only got "weird" when there were a lot of bytes attached to the "core"? To be honest, it responded exactly how I feel it would respond with a ton of bytes attached to it. I mean, think about it, the more you get packed onto your back, the harder it is to move "gracefully" as any experienced backpacker can tell you). Again I don't play tilt games so maybe I'm not having a problem with it because I don't have any preconceived notions about how tilt games usually work. All I know is that the game play, as I got into it, played how I expected once I got a bunch of bytes attached to my core.

Again, this may just be my inexperience talking but I really liked the game which surprised me since I normally don't do tilt (hands are usually too shaky for tilt games due to nerve damage) but something about the premise of the game hit me. Probably because the "style" is retro and reminds me of things I used to play in "the good old days" :). So YMMV when playing this depending on how often you play tilt games. I hope the dev will be able to take the comments that have been made, especially in regards to the play on different devices, and incorporate them into the game (but hopefully without taking too much away from the tilting because I still think it behaves correctly based on what's going on).

Played on a Kindle Fire HDX 7"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
good app fun to use not a bad download for android.
Published 7 months ago by oliver wendell evans
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 9 months ago by zacharis7
2.0 out of 5 stars I only gave this two stars because I have no ...
I only gave this two stars because I have no idea what this is or why it's on my list of items. :/
Published 10 months ago by Becky
5.0 out of 5 stars My phone went from hours to days of battery power.
This kept me from prematurly trading in my phone. Batter power increased to several days from a half day on the free app. I am considering purchasing the full version.
Published 15 months ago by Betty Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast pace
Fast paced game to get all the bytes to go with you as you rotate your device to the holding area !!
Published 16 months ago by Chris's Card
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad it was offered free
This has to be one of the most non-intuitive and frustrating games I tried. After 15 minutes I gave up and removed it from my tablet.
Published 17 months ago by Alan
1.0 out of 5 stars very poor
couldn't figure it out glad it was free and I deleted it and tried 4 times before I deleted it
Published 17 months ago by lynn m coleman
2.0 out of 5 stars Horrible controls for a promising app
I got this as a "free app of the day" a bit ago, and I was very disappointed in it. The premise is great (thus the 2 stars), but the gyro controls are horrible in it for... Read more
Published 17 months ago by LenM
4.0 out of 5 stars Meh
Its a bit to annoying for my liking but if you like those little party favoy where you try to roll a ball through a maze, you will enjoy this game~
Published 17 months ago by EeveeSerenity
1.0 out of 5 stars Does it work? No it doesn't.
At first i thought it might be at good game but it never let me even start the game, it always freeze at the beginning of the game. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rick
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