If you are in the mood for a unique puzzler, Chuck the Ball may be of interest to you. In Chuck the Ball, you move Chuck by placing arrows on the playing field. Upon hitting one of the arrows, Chuck will move in the direction of the arrow. You need to collect all of the stars in the allotted time to move on to the next of the 100 levels. These levels come in easy, medium, and hard, as well as a free play mode which doesn’t have a time limit.
Chuck the Ball will move automatically, however the arrows do not place themselves! To place an arrow, start with your finger on the square you’d like the arrow to be on. Then, just swipe your finger in the direction you’d like the arrow to be facing.
One of the fun parts about Chuck the Ball is planning ahead. You try to place the arrows as far ahead of Chuck as possible so that he will not run into spikes and die, which will cause you to start over again. In this manner, you can basically plan out a strategy for Chuck to get all the stars, which is rather fun.
In Chuck the Ball, there is an in-game level editor in addition to the one hundred levels that come with the game, which is a welcomed addition to any puzzle game. However, there is currently no way to share your levels, which is half the fun. But fear not, as the developer, who is very active on the TouchArcade forums, will be releasing updates with user created levels.
The graphics in Chuck the Ball are very nice, and fit the feel of the game nicely. The sounds effects and music fit the graphics and feel of the game nicely as well.
Overall, Chuck the Ball is a very fun puzzle game with a lot of polish. The large amount of content, coupled with a level editor and user created levels in future updates makes this game very fun and addictive. This app is a great addition to any puzzler’s collection, and comes highly recommended. If you are unsure about the game, then please try the lite version. It gives you a good taste of the full game.