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Game Giveaway of the day — Inca Ball

Launch into the valiant quest for the treasures of the ancient civilization in a marvelous arcade puzzle shining with nice visuals, 60 challenging levels and a variety of bonuses.
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User rating: 432 (83%) 87 (17%) 59 comments

Inca Ball was available as a giveaway on February 11, 2012!

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Launch into the valiant quest for the treasures of the ancient civilization in a marvelous arcade puzzle shining with nice visuals, 60 challenging levels and a variety of bonuses. Complete the game and you will get a splendid reward that'll come in handy even if you are not in the game.

The adventure requires you to use your quick wits and skill as you will need to shoot an orb into the moving chain of colored balls trying to create a sequence of spheres of the same color, which will disappear. As all the moving balls vanish, your way to the treasure room will be cleared.

System Requirements:

Windows ME/ 2000/ XP/ Vista; CPU: 600 MHz; RAM: 128 MB; Direct X 8 or higher; Video: 32 MB

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.playrix.com/games/pc/inca-ball.html

File Size:

17.6 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#59

Sorry, moderator. I saw everyone's posts with technical problems and I stupidly assumed that this is the place for that. I will post it in the proper forum. Thank you for the game, and for this information. =)



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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Hello,

This game has great graphics and is well-made. I saw one person say that it was too slow. I wish! When I get to the screen where there are two separate intertwining paths, I lose right away! I'm wondering if mine is going too fast. I've been a casual gamer for years. I have sparkle which is a 3ball shooter game, too and I am CHALLENGED by some of the levels, but in Incaball I have zero chance of ever getting past that level..I think it is 4. Does anyone have any suggestions? There is just too much going on and the balls come so fast they go down the drain so quickly. Thanks in advance. Ben



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Thank you Ben. I would suggest you post your request over in the Game discussion forums:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/forum/17

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I enjoyed the game.. interface expands nicely to fit the screen, music is appropriate and non intrusive HOWEVER.. the end of the game is a nightmare. Finish the game and get asked if you'd like to install the screen saver and STUCK.. can't alt/tab the screen down, can't quit, Can't get to the task manager and can't install screen saver, even if I wanted it. I had to physically hold the start button down on my computer to turn it off and restart.

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Thank you for your feedback Opal.

Reply   |   Comment by opal  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

If you like Zuma, You will love Inca Ball! I am not really a gamer type but this game is sooooo addicting! Love it!

Reply   |   Comment by Lola  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Am a little bit dissapointed at the end says there is a prize when you click on for it . Game takes you out of game clocked it twice same response both times. Still addictive though

Reply   |   Comment by glenys  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Thank you for this game GOTD, I absolutely love it! I like the graphics and it is somewhat challenging.

Reply   |   Comment by Teri  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Thank you for running this one again! Great game, fun, not as difficult as some, but still challenging. The colors are bright and easy to differentiate, which can be a problem with Zuma and other marble poppers. (This game is a marble/bubble popper, not a match 3, even though you are matching colors.) I downloaded it and thought I'd play a few rounds... Well, many hours later I was halfway through it! ;oD I also like the fact that you can buy lives and powerups that you personally like, though you can't wait till the last second to activate them, I discovered.


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Personally I'd class it as a sub genre of match three, though there are a lot of examples of this type of game and some game sites such as Big Fish and Caimans give it it's own category. You could say it's got two genres, though in my opinion match three games tend to be gem matching games. I'd go as far as to say Match three should be the generic name and what we think of as match three games should be called gem matching games. so then bubble/marbe poppers and gem matching are sub genres of match three. Of course both have offshoots as gem matching games are not always shown as gems and bubble/marble poppers are not always bubble/marbles.

Reply   |   Comment by phatkhat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

installed fine on my acer aspire one d250, win XP SP3. i love the game play. a little stressful, but more rewarding. i'm still figuring out when to use the various balls. at first i wanted more explanation of when to use them but i like that it's part of the learning curve. thanks, playrix and GGOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by tinyearl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Verified it does work on Win2K and that it requires either a 600Mhz CPU or 32Mb video card or both. I could play it, but only in slow motion with equipment which didn't meet either of those 2 specs. Still, it wasn't bad to play that way, though it makes the level interminable and I won't be playing again on this hardware. Was enough for me to give some evaluation, though: I appreciate the graphics - they fit the motif well - so did the music, though I initially thought it would be just jarring enough to be annoying, but, surprisingly, it wasn't. Also, didn't catch on to the catching bonuses idea and didn't watch Whiterabbit's video links. The fault is mine and the game would surely have been even more enjoyable - and, LOL, faster for me - if I'd figured this relatively simple feature out.

In short, it's clear to me why Whiterabbit recommends this. As to Julia's comment, I've seen more than one game where you have to start the next level before you can end your session. I do agree with her that really isn't ideal and is somewhat annoying. Finally, Playrix is one of those developers that installs a homepage icon on your desktop. Sorry, but I consider that an unnecessary annoyance. I'm a Playrix fan and am not going to forget they exist so that I fail to try or buy. And I'm not such a dolt that I need an icon to find their webpage. To all developers: please discontinue this annoying practice. It's the quality of your games that will get you visitors and customers, not installing icons on their desktops.


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Thank you for your feedback Watcher, as always it's a welcome end to the days giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher13  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

I picked this up the last time it was offered and really like the game. Thanks for the offers!

Reply   |   Comment by Dona  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I absolutely LOVE this game! I play it all the time and am addicted to the online version!

Having the chance to have a full copy available on my laptop to play anytime is great!

Thanks GGOTD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Fashiongirl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Pauses incessantly while playing, destroying any hope of developing a rhythm. Very annoying. The game is a "clone" (to put it nicely) of Luxor, which costs half as much and doesn't pause mid-game unless you actually make it do so.




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Have you tried updating your graphics card drivers. Do you have a lot of background programs running? If so try something like Game booster which will free upto around 40% of your system resources making the game run better,I've posted a link to Game Booster in someone elses post above.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

@12: Can't blame the developer for desktop icons getting messed up. Instead, blame Microsoft. AFAIK the desktop can only be manipulated by Windows components.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Well, I'm going to say pretty much the same thing as I did last time. http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/incaball/#comment-175103 (search for my name after expanding the comments)

You can extract the .grp file by using QuickBMS and the Sahmon Group BMS script. They are found on aluigi's website (Google it), but Altervista seems to have suspended his account.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

RE: 29 "Did you see my PM over in the forums?"

Yes I did, thanks. I replied to it too.

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haha, thanks. I rarely check my PM's over the weekend due to moderating the games section. I should do as its only a few clicks away, but always feel like I've no time. :)

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Personally prefer not full screen if that option is available, also running
"Fences" http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/index.asp?expirenag helps sort trap icon movement and with categories have hundreds of icons, links without needing launcher program running all the time. works pretty good now version 1 is out. save a copy every couple of days so restore desktop is only seconds away! games are fun but can have code problems.


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Thanks Bobby, never remember te name of such software.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I got this game when offered before. Plays just fine on my Win7/64 dual monitor set up. I win all the time now "but" I have to use the BOMBS quite liberally on the boards that have the two streams of marbles going at the same time. I can't defeat those screens on pure shooting power alone.

Do you (the Developer) do this on purpose? If so==why don't all the levels progress to where you need bombs to get thru them? Its a game theory/construction question.

I actually prefer games like this one that take me to a level that I can't win. But I don't like games that simply leap to a complexity that is inhuman. At some of the advanced play the game offers up a long chain of the same colored balls that makes it almost too easy and the mismatch is off putting. The skill/timing required should be more smooth than it is.

I note the game gets more complex by adding colors or by mixing up how the colors are presented? I think that could/should be tweaked a bit. Its not correct to offer up nothing but red and blue balls to shoot and there are no red or blue targets. That should be smoothed out.

I'd like Inca Ball Two--for those who have mastered this version. In a fantasy world, I could see a menu drop down for "standard game" then a user configured game where I could choose how many colors get added, how many colors in a row get presented, how many balls appear before a ball of the shooting color appears and so forth. If that makes the game too hard to program--then hard code these levels yourself up to Expert-Extreme and so forth. I don't like the speed of the balls to increase, game becomes more frantic than "planning" as a slower game allows==all other variables being appropriate.

Yes, I do like the game.

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Thank you for your excellent feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by bobbo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#37 Argos, you're my hero! I always wondered how to bypass this new technology of crapware and adware. Now I can...
And by the way myplaycity.com is not the only one to load lots of badwares, so are Freegamepick.com gametop.com and allgameshome.com!
Thanks Playrix, and GGOFTD! By the way, how did you start this project of give away of the day? It is such an excellent project... I'd really like to know.
Regards,


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With respect to bypassing the rubbish that MPC throw at you when you install one of their games. Technically you are breaking the agreement you make with them when installing the software. MPC (and all of the other sites that give games away of this nature) pay the developers of all of the games they giveaway in return they receive money from advertising through this crapware that is installed to users computers. Basically those who want to play those games for free are agreeing to install the crapware (via the EULA), so bypassing it is breaking that agreement. I'm not making a judgment call here, just letting you know that what you are doing is basically wrong, but that's for your own conscience.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

like other's comments, also had problems and unable to run it. Have 32 Asus Eeee PC, about year old, keep updated, running windows 7.

installed and ran from set up.
flickered -- in that could see desktop icons showing through the opening screen. Didn't have mouse? Selected options and took out of full screen. Started. Immediately went to a black screen and stalled.

Killed from task bar.
Desktop icons now messed up and screen set to lowest resolution.
manually corrected that.
tried game from icon, error message didn't catch, gave up

Rather expect a commercial program to be able to adjust to my system set up and not me have to debug or figure out what needs to be changed.

Too bad couldn't play this one. Luxor was one of my favorite games.


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Thank you for your feed back. I can't understand why some are having this problem. I've installed it on five different computers and it works fine with no oicons displaced on any one of my computers. (Win XP SP3 32 bit, Vista Home Premium 64 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit x 2). Try the version available from Gametop, which I've linked to in my review @ comment #1. :)

There has been nearly 9 thousand downloads so far. It would be useful to know how many of those users are having problems. Unfortunately only about 0.1% of the download population bother to leave any comments.

Reply   |   Comment by cb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

A nice Match-3 - particularly for newbies, like me, and kids moving up from simpler stuff.

Whilst the graphics may not be 'top-notch', I don't really see that they need to be - that is, they do their job perfectly well... and you should be concentrating on the game, n ot the scenery. Having said that, I do wish the launcher was a little more... involving(?)

The music is nicely unobtrusive - as it tends to be with Playrix. And the sounds of the balls/marbles contacting and 'exploding' are beautifully clear and precise - close on the best I've heard yet.

I do have a few niggles, though:

1) The greyed-out 'Menu' (mentioned above) between levels is annoying - it makes me feel I'm being forced to continue, as I can only quit the game once the next level has started.

2) The fact that the 2 bomb power-ups are in a different order on the inter-level selection screen to that on the in-game selection panel always feels unnecessarily odd.

3) The number of times I've strayed into that selection panel and accidentally picked up - and fired - some power-up or other is just ridiculous. I think I'd prefer the action to pause and get greyed-out whilst I make my choice of power-up, or just scoot back out.

Finally, the game is (or, at least, used to be) also available from FreeGamePick, and known as Mayan Maze.


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Thank you for your feedback Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Inca ball installed with no problems on Vista x64. Great game like Zuma and Luxor which i play on regulare base. This is a nice & welcome variation!

Thanks ~ Playrix, GOTD & Whiterabbit


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:-)

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Downloaded this one the last time it was offered. Very good game. Have to admit that it's been a little while since I last played; now I might just play it after I submit this message. Again, thanks GAOTD. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

You can get the game from MyPlayCity also. Using UniversalExtractor on the downloaded file you end up with three folders. Locate game.exe in the folder {app} and run it. No installation at all necessary. When you end the game your browser opens trying to connect with myplaycity site as usual.


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Thank you Argos, though it's already been mentioned above. you failed to mention that MyPlaycity now requires you to install toolbars and change your home page to MyPlaycity (this can be reversed once the game has been installed). It's important to inform the community of such things when posting suggestions like this. Thank you. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Argos  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Great game glad your giving it away again lost it before and now soo happy to have it again Thank you GAOD
glad your giving games away again missed them

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

What is the version number of this game??? It would be nice if GGOTD and/or the developers made sure the version numbers are listed on the Giveaway page as well.


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version 1.0.1

Reply   |   Comment by Dooley  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

It works ok on my windows 7 32bit. Very good game I like the power ups and the fact that you can choose what power ups you get. Well worth downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by ros  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Es ist der spielewebsite Deutsch Ich möchte mich. Ich wünsche, dass die spielewebsite Deutsch, weil wir besser verstehen, um WhiterabbitUK und ggotd ich herzlichen dank sagen.

EN: It's the games website page in German we are wishing. We wish the website of games in German for it would be easier to understand. Thank you greatly to Whiterabbit UK and ggotd.

~Hans Fenistermacher~


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Dank Hans

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Fenistermacher  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

This is one of my favorites, I've had it on every computer since it came out! I'm currently running it on XP & 7 with no problems. I've beaten it countless times but always go back and start over. I think most will enjoy this one, but then I'm biased being such a huge fan ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Melanie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

It's very very very slow.

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Hi Susan, do you know how much system memory or graphics memory you have. Sounds like your computer may not have enogh resources? whether that is because you are running a lot of background programs (can happen if you install a lot of the main giveaways), or whether you don't have much memory; a way to solve that situation would be to install the free version of Game Booster, (we got the Pro version last year). you can get it from the following link:

http://iobit.com/gamebooster.html

Reply   |   Comment by susan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

#12: "... playing the game in full screen mode somehow interferes with the configuration of my icons on my desktop screen. Really messed it up. I am not the only one who experienced this, because also Fubar made a remark on this phenomenon. If the developer has fixed this bug (sloppy coding, or whatever may be the reason) I will be the fisrt to reinstall the game again "

I found this answer at microsoft.com using Google: http://goo.gl/fuzDX

I haven't seen the problem on any of our PCs running ATI graphics, so I can't add anything to that except to say it's NOT AFAIK a bug in the game or anything for that matter that the game devs got wrong. My wife runs a former GOTD called Icon Toy, & I mention it because it has a simple one-click option to put the desktop icons back wherever you had them -- maybe something along those lines would work for you?


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Thanks for the feedback. I remember that partcular giveaway. There is a freeware option, but I can't remember the name (anyone?)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I first played marble-shooting games via MAME- apparently there were some in the arcades though I don't remember seeing them myself. I can't remember the titles though. I tried to do a web search but the term "arcade" has been co-opted by the online gaming community so a search for "arcade marble shooters" and the like just gave me a bunch of links to those sites.

Anyway, more to topic, I downloaded the Luxor series from Steam awhile back and fully enjoyed them, though for some reason the first game no longer runs and the second always required a workaround to play. I thoroughly enjoyed them though they weren't quite the games that I played on MAME (Zuma is more like the arcade games) but that's like saying modern breakout games are not quite the games that Arkanoid was (or the original Breakout for that matter).

From this experience, and that of Playrix games in general, I was pleased to download today's offering and it plays so far just like the Luxor games, so if you like those you will like this game. Similarly if you don't like Luxor... Right from the beginning I was offered powerups to purchase but so far I have not needed a single one. Seeing as I have only completed three levels though, that doesn't really say anything. Just buy the powerups and have them ready for the more intense levels later on, right?

Luxor has some pretty intense later levels and I trust this will too, but of course the opportunity to comment on them will be long past by the time I get to them the way I play games. I should have more to say next time this is up for grabs.

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Than you for your feedback QM. Did you see my PM over in the forums?

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

This is another winner from Playrix, probably their best, IMHO.
The balls make one of the most satisfying "clacks" when bumped that I have ever heard.

Reply   |   Comment by Franklin Moore  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

#13: "On another note,is it really necessary to run this site with white characters on a dark background? It is murder to the eyes, well my eyes at least."

See if you can't fix that in whatever browser you're using -- in Firefox 10.0.1 for example, Tools menu -> Options -> Content tab -> Colors button -> uncheck "Allow pages to set their own color..."

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

$14: "Also I had the flickering and stalling problem mentioned by Karel on the initial run as well, which I launched directly from the installer. I have a dual monitor setup so I was able to kill Inca Ball and avoid rebooting. The solution was to shut down BBC iPlayer which I’d had running in the background. Inca Ball ran fine thereafter. It looks as though it doesn’t like sharing resources. But then again, quite a few giveaways seem to behave badly when launched directly from the installer."

When it comes to graphics display a lot of things aren't duplicated, so multi-tasking can be a Lot more limited when you're doing something that relies on your graphics hardware. Having a web page that uses Flash open in your browser can put a pretty hefty drain on graphics resources, as can many media players, which would mean less available for something like today's Game GOTD using D3D. While it's easiest to just do one thing at a time, turning off hardware assist for Flash, or in the players that allow it, may help. ATI graphics hardware may have an extra weakness here -- I've read that Flash may temporarily down-clock the GPU or card while it's running.

As far as having whatever start immediately after install, I really haven't seen any problems with GOTD or other software/games. While closing the installer & then running whatever is no big deal, if it bothered you, you could always check with something like Windows' Task Mgr. to see if your AV software wasn't still actively scanning the new files you just added etc. You've also often got the GOTD wrapper doing its thing, opening the web page etc., & until that's done opening that web page will take some resources.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

#15: "Not working with Windows 7 32 HP up to date graphics drivers but just get sound error is: Warning Nothing will be rendered.
The reference rendering device was selected,..."


Sorry, sounds like your graphics hardware is not up to the task.

Direct 3D, a part of Direct X, is basically a set of functions that software can use to shortcut or bypass doing the same tasks in Windows using your CPU, which usually means better performance. Some lower end graphics chips/cards don't have D3D functions built in, & they can't do what some software or games ask of it.

You can check the specs of your graphics hardware to make sure if D3D was included or left off, & check that you have the right drivers installed for your hardware... that probably means checking the specs for your PC/laptop by using Google/Bing with the make & model number to find out what hardware it includes. It might be as easy or easier to Google/Bing with the make & model along with your complaint that it won't play D3D or Direct X games. Software like Speccy will only tell you about your hardware based on the drivers installed, so if you are using the wrong drivers it will report the wrong hardware. You could also of course open up the case on many PCs to have a look & write down the numbers. If you have a PC rather than a laptop, while you're doing that research [assuming you want to bother] it wouldn't be much more work to find out if you can upgrade your PC with a new graphics card -- March through June is traditionally when on-sale prices are lowest.

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Thank you for your feedback Mike (and your other post as well). :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

ok where can i download dx11.1 please

Reply   |   Comment by rsmith20  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

I absolutely love this game!

Have had it for ages, and I find myself going back to it over and over again.

My only criticism would be over the scoring: the better I've become, the lower my scores! This is due to the fact that I clear the levels with fewer mis-hits / fewer lives lost, therefore spending less time clearing a level, so fewer matches are made. I think the scoring should be 'tweaked' to give a higher bonus for clearing quickly.

I'm at the point now where I finish the whole game without using ANY power-ups, and with excess of a hundred lives intact, but my scores are between 100K-150K lower than they were in the early days! LOL

.....................Moderator comment....................

There's a whole host of excellent alternatives such as Atlantis, Atlantis Sky Patrol, Sparkle, Sparky Vs. Glutters, The five Luxor Games (Luxor, Luxor: Amun Rising, Luxor 2, Luxor 3, Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife and Luxor: 5th Passage), or the three Zuma games, Zuma Deluxe, Zuma's Revenge and zuma's Revenge: Adventure!, then there's a whole host of others such as SpongeBob Squarepants Bubble Rush, Svetlograd, Magic Tea, Sweetopia, Pirate Poppers and a wole host of others. you can check out Big fish's colletion via the following Link (where you'll find all of the above):

http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/genres/18/marble-popper.html?channel=sem&identifier=usgoogwsmarblpoppr&WT.srch=1&v1=6809758964&v2=marble%20popper&v3=b&v6=g&WT.mc_id=x

You'll also find some of those online or at MyPlayCity (though I no longer link to MyPlayCity (MPC) because they changed their policy on toolbars and home page hijacking. Basically to play an MPC game you have to have a toolbar installed. some don't mind these toolbars, but i find they just clutter up my browser. Also your hom page will be changed, though it's simple enough to change it back (just right click on your internet icon and select internet properties and add in your uual home address).

Reply   |   Comment by Angela  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Ok Windows 7 x64 full screen, sliders for M&S, makes an icon.
Balls do seem to move pretty fast. Date is 2007 so maybe plays faster than I rem from old days....or I'm old daze! When uninstalling I used Revo which found a mess of hooks. Don't know if game's uninstaller goes that deeply - you know Playrix rep.
For what it is 9. For me 7 of 10. Thanks guys.

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#21

Thank you for this, I love this game and looking forward to playing it again.

Reply   |   Comment by Misty  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I love, love, love this game! I buy every type of this game genre that I can find.

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#19

The link is in my comment, too - it's http://www.freegames.de/

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Sorry Eva, couldn't see it for looking. I've been in front of the computer all day playing The Darkness II and Kingdoms of Amalur; I'm using a rather large screen (32") with a 25" second screen which gets a little too much sometimes depending on the games I play.

Reply   |   Comment by Eva  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I have a XP/SP3 Pentium4. At the end of installation an option to Launch Inca Ball box was checked. Once I clicked Finished, a black screen with some error messages were displayed, which I did not pay enough attention to remember it. I killed the session and started manually. It started up successfully. I reinstall it again and started up using the launch Inca Ball Box. However, I wasn't able to recreate the error message. The error could be a resource conflict with the Firefox session with multiple tabs opened.


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Thank you for the feedback. Glad you got it to work. you could check your event log to see if the error message was recorded there:


How to View Event Logs in XPl>


To open Event Viewer, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.


2.In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

The Application, Security, and System logs are displayed in the Event Viewer window.

I'm not sure now as I've not done it on XP in quite some time but you may also be able to access the event logs by typing in "Event Log" into the run command via the Start menu, but I may be wrong; you can in Vista and Win 7, so probably can in XP.

How to View Event Detailsl>



To view the details of an event, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Or, open the MMC containing the Event Viewer snap-in.

2.In the console tree, expand Event Viewer, and then click the log that contains the event that you want to view.

3.In the details pane, double-click the event that you want to view.

The Event Properties dialog box containing header information and a description of the event is displayed.

To copy the details of the event, click the Copy button, then open a new document in the program in which you want to paste the event (for example, Microsoft Word), and then click Paste on the Edit menu.

To view the description of the previous or next event, click the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW.



How to Interpret an Eventl>:



Each log entry is classified by type, and contains header information, and a description of the event.


Event Headerl>


The event header contains the following information about the event:

• Date - The date the event occurred.

• Time - The time the event occurred.

• User - The user name of the user that was logged on when the event occurred.

• Computer - The name of the computer where the event occurred.

• Event ID - An event number that identifies the event type. The Event ID can be used by product support representatives to help understand what occurred in the system.

• Source - The source of the event. This can be the name of a program, a system component, or an individual component of a large program.

• Type - The type of event. This can be one of the following five types: Error, Warning, Information, Success Audit, or Failure Audit.

• Category - A classification of the event by the event source. This is primarily used in the security log.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Very enjoyable game, I was glad to see it here again so I could put it on a new computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Kris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I seem to be missing localisation.xml


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Have you tried reinstalling the game? Checking on the internet came up with something to do with language document. But I wasn't able to make much sense out of it. Hopefully one of the more tech minded users will be able to help?

Reply   |   Comment by rsmith20  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Not working with Windows 7 32 HP up to date graphics drivers but just get sound error is:

Warning Nothing will be rendered.
The reference rendering device was selected, but your
computer only has a reduced-functionality reference device
installed. Install the DirectX SDK to get the full
reference device.

So I installed the sdk and rebooted but it still fails.
Ive also tried ALL the compatibility nonsense.

Anybody got any thoughts.


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Just a thought..... did you download the correct Direct X? i.e DX11.1 for win 7, DX10 for Vista and DX9.0c for XP

Reply   |   Comment by rsmith20  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Inca Ball is a really fun game, suitable for all ages, and as Whiterabbit mentioned it will be familiar to anyone who has played Zuma's Revenge, as it is clearly a Zuma clone. It doesn't have quite the same sparkling quality of artwork as Zuma, but that's a very high bar to reach, and it's still a very good game indeed. Based on my past experience of Playrix, I was confident that it would be a well made game, and my expectations were met.

However there is one thing I didn't like about Inca Ball. The menu button is greyed out (i.e. inaccessible) between levels, so that after you've completed a level, you can't save and exit/. You're more or less locked into the game, or at least I found that I was. The exit, pause and sound controls should always be readily accessible in any game, even within levels, in my opinion.

Also I had the flickering and stalling problem mentioned by Karel on the initial run as well, which I launched directly from the installer. I have a dual monitor setup so I was able to kill Inca Ball and avoid rebooting. The solution was to shut down BBC iPlayer which I'd had running in the background. Inca Ball ran fine thereafter. It looks as though it doesn't like sharing resources. But then again, quite a few giveaways seem to behave badly when launched directly from the installer.


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Thank you for your excellent feedback Julia

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#13

On another note,is it really necessary to run this site with white characters on a dark background? It is murder to the eyes, well my eyes at least.

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#12

Last time I installed the game on all my four PCs, coz I really liked it. Still like it, but uninstalled it everywhere all the same. Why? Because playing the game in full screen mode somehow interferes with the configuration of my icons on my desktop screen. Really messed it up. I am not the only one who experienced this, because also Fubar made a remark on this phenomenon. If the developer has fixed this bug (sloppy coding, or whatever may be the reason) I will be the fisrt to reinstall the game again on my PCs. Thank you very much.

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Have you tried playing it in windowed mode. I can't explain why it messes up your icons as I haven't had that problem. What platform are you using? Try updating your graphics drivers and as a temporary fix tturn off Align Icons to Grid.

Reply   |   Comment by Corno  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I have forgotten to say that the download and the installation were pretty good. I have XP by the way.

A few tips for winning: make combo chains and throw your ball between holes to score more and finish the score level quicker. Make sure to take plenty bombs at the beginning of each levels, they come in handy when some color balls don't show up! Also get a few more lives as well. You can throw a ball color (whatever color) to the last ball chain which is the same color to get the chain backward. It helps a lot. Collect every bonus which are thrown at the end of each chains, but don't bother if if you have problems with another chain reaching the dangerous eating head. (Not sure how to call that exit head with teeth!).

The first world is quite easy, but it becomes harder as the chains come together, and if you are ready for them, it becomes a bit confusing! Just relax, and click on the bombs, rain or lighting to breathe a bit. But don't use too many. Be wise, you will need them for harder levels.

It's way easier than Zuma, that's for sure, but doesn't have the appeal of Luxor. However, I find this game quite enjoyable. So I will give it a 7/10.


Here is an Inca walkthrough for better hints. http://www.the-spoiler.com/ACTION/Coktel/inca.1.html


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Thank you for the excellent feedback Sandra

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

re: the comment from the German user

Google Translate from English to German... well, you can get the general gist, but German grammar has rather different structures and tends to look weird if a machine tries it. Anyway, I think the poster might have been referring to the site itself, as it looks like the main GOTD site allows switching the site language while the game site does not.

That said, many German internet users do in fact frequent English-language sites and read and write English well enough, so "we don't understand" isn't something we would all agree to. Usually, we just blend in.

Yvonne, wenn Du mit der englischsprachigen Seite hier Schwierigkeiten hast, versuch doch einfach mal Google - es gibt eine ganze Reihe von deutschsprachigen Seiten mit vielen kostenlosen Spielen, die gut über Google zu finden sind. http://www.freegames.de/ sieht zum Beispiel ganz vielversprechend aus.

[Translation: I recommend a German-language freeware site, as well as Google for more of those.]

And finally: I'm almost certain I had this game on an earlier computer, and as I like these kinds of games on occasion and the graphics look nice and the very extensive review looks promising, I'm going to download it. Nice offer!


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Thanks for the info about the German Language site. do you have a link to it?

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