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Simple But Challenging
on January 10, 2010
This game appears to be very simple with the same goal in mind for each level--to get all the goo balls up into the pipe. But it is also very challenging because with each level you have to figure out how you are going to build up the goo balls to reach the pipe. At first I was very frustrated with this game because no instructions or help files came with the game and I could not figure out what the goal was. After about 15 minutes of trying out different things I finally figured out what to do with the goo balls. Each level has a different type of challenge in the way you build the goo balls, but the goal itself is always the same--to get all the goo balls to go up the pipe.
I bought the game so that when my grandchildren came to visit they would have a game to play on my computer. I always play the games myself to see what will need to be done to play the games before my grandchildren visit. I am 61 years old but it was my 5 year old grandson who figured out that you needed to wake up the goo balls that are sleeping so that you will have enough goo balls to build your towers to get to the pipe in some of the levels. Just because you are able to reach the pipe and have some of the goo balls go in does not mean that you have completed that level. Some times you do not get enough goo balls to go in and then you have to "Retry" until you get enough goo balls to go in.
I still have not figured out how you can access the "extra" goo balls that you can accumulate during the game. What is the use of having extra goo balls if you can not use them?
This game can be played by all ages and is fun to play. Younger children will need some help but usually once you show them what needs to be done then they can pretty well play it on their own.
I only gave the all over score of a 4 because it does not come with instructions or help files.