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Game Giveaway of the day — Inca Ball

Launch into the valiant quest for the treasures of the ancient civilization!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 86 (87%) 13 (13%) 66 comments

Inca Ball was available as a giveaway on May 22, 2016!

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$29.90
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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 will come in handy even if you are not in the game.

  • 60 levels;
  • Earn money, buy artifacts;
  • 15 power-ups.

Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and MyPlayCity! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons!

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; CPU: 600MHz or faster Processor; RAM: 128 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

http://www.bigfishgames.com/games/1489/incaball/?pc

File Size:

24.5 MB

Price:

$9.99

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Inca Ball


In Brief

Inca Ball is a reasonable marble popping game on the lines of the Zuma and Luxor series, with loads of power ups to keep the game interesting. What I like about this game compared to the likes of Zuma and others of this ilk (Luxor and a few others excepted because they have a similar upgrade system) is the ability to purchase nine different power ups that can help you out of sticky situations. If you haven't got this from a previous giveaway, then I recommend getting it now. It's a great family game that can be played any time.

this is the sixth time this has been given away, the first time back in 2008, then again 2010, 2011 and twice in 2012 (Feb & Nov). it's been three and a half years since it was last given away. Todays version isn't from Playrix as it has been in the past, but from MyPlayCity, so you can expect to see your browser opening firstly when you install the game and whenever you close the game down after playing it. Apart from that, all other negatives such as tool bars, home page changes, browser changes have been removed.



Overall I'd give this game 8 out of 10 for it's gameplay, fun factor, and replayability.


Suggestions:
For those who don't like marble popping games such as Inca Ball, instead of posting a few words saying you think this is a waste of time, or other words to that effect, would you instead give some feedback detailing why you don't like the game and how could it be improved from your point of view. If you don't like this genre at all, explain why. There are thousands of subscribers (at least there used to be) to the game giveaway of the day every weekend which makes this an ideal forum for giving developers ideas as to what their consumers (i.e you) would like to see in a game. For example, you could suggest extra content such as mini games, or a level editor that you would like to see that would make it more appealing to you.

If you miss today's game giveaway you can get the game for free from MyPlayCity (who are the ones giving it away here today) HERE 24/7; however, please do be aware of the issues surrounding games from such sites compared to the game giveaway site - see forum post about problems and the weekly roundup of games, both of which I used to include with my reviews, (see below for links)



Installation

In the unlikely event that you get any activity from your anti-malware programs it may be because while installing this software, the activation module phones home to the giveaway site to confirm activation (not sure of the exact process); this may set off some overly sensitive anti-malware programs. Please ensure you've thoroughly checked the game before reporting that it has malware because this may put off other users from downloading the program as any mention of virus immediately halves the download numbers on this site.


The site has been up since the 2nd Dec 2006 and there has never been any malware ever downloaded with any game given away, though there has been many users reporting false positives, that have been proven to be nothing more than poorly set up anti-malware programs.


The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed during the installation wizard. The C drive may be different depending upon if you have more than one hard drive installed and whether your OS is installed to the C drive or a different one like mine (which is the F drive, though I always change it to my G drive which is where I prefer to keep all of my games):

The downloaded zip file is 24.5 MB in size and unpacks to a read me, setup.gcd security file and a dual activation and set up module. The game installs to:

C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Inca Ball

There are shortcuts installed to both the desktop (the game, one to MyPlayCity's home page and another for playing online games). The latter two can be deleted with no effect to the game. There's also a shortcut installed to the start menu/programs list; you'll find an uninstaller in the Start Menu/Programs folder and a link to MyPlayCity's' site. The installed game takes up 57.2Mb of disk space. The game works on all my platforms (The game works on both my win 7 and Win 10 computers. When I last reviewd this game over 3 years ago it also worked on Win XP and Vista. I've not tested it on Win 8.1 as I upgraded all of my Win 8.1 computers and laptops to Win 10).

Just a note to newcomers, when the game has been installed you'll get a pop up asking if you want a shortcut to the game giveawayoftheday placed in your favourites/bookmarks, this is quite innocuous, however beware of the Install software Informer button that's to the left of the install bookmark button. The program (Software informer) isn't ad-ware, it's actually quite a useful program that informs you about updates to programs you have installed on your computer, but many users don't like the program, so I thought it prudent to warn you, just in case you end up accidentally clicking on the button and installing the program. You can also set up a Firefox permatab from this window.


Introduction:
Inca Ball Launch into the valiant quest for the treasures of the ancient civilization in a marvellous 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.

Reference accessed HERE 22nd May 2016




If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Inca Ball to work, please visit the problems section, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread, which you can find HERE and the recent games deals (now called The Weekly Roundup of Game Deals) is HERE.


The Game:

The main menu contains a help file that gives you an animated run through of the various aspects of the game. This help page also appears when you first start the game. You start with 60 000 credits which you can use to purchase several of the power ups that are available. At the start of the game there are only three of these out of a total of nine available. The bomb ball costs 10 000, the chain bomb costs 20 000 and an extra life costs 40 000. Other power ups include Rain (15 000), lightning (20 000), Trident (25 000), Fireball (30 000), Firewave (30 000) and Inca Ball (40 000). These are unlocked as you progress through the levels. I think the first one is unlocked after level 4 or 5. Any power ups that you purchase are accessible from the bottom of the playing arena. You just click on the one you want to use before you shoot your next marble.


There are 60 levels available in game, each level having a different layout. The aim of the game is to destroy all the rows of marbles that are slowly moving towards a tunnel. You get successive waves of these marble ‘trains’. If you are slow to destroy any row you’ll find the next row catching up. There are several power ups that appear when you destroy marbles such as a reverse flow power up or a targeting marble. Other power ups include the stop power up, the slow down power up and the color bomb power up.



If any marbles enter the end tunnel you lose one of your three lives. However buying a new life is relatively cheap when you see how many credits you can earn from each level. So it should be fairly easy, even for a novice at this game to complete the whole 60 levels. :lol:


Features:
1) ... Explore 60 levels
2) ... Access 15 power-ups
3) ... Earn money & buy explosive artefacts in the shop
4) ... Save and restore games from any point
5) ... Win a surprise prize at the end of the game
Other Reviews:
You can see some mini reviews of today's game via the Big Fish community HERE (just scoll to about half way down the page to see the reviews as well as answers to some issues and other comments about the game in the Big fish forums HERE

Video's:
You can see videos of Inca Ball gameplay
HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

Conclusion:
Inca Ball is a decent ball popper on the lines of Zuma, with loads of power ups to keep the game interesting. What I like about this game compared to the likes of Zuma and others of this ilk (Luxor and a few others excepted because they have some excellent power ups that are upgradeable) is the ability to purchase nine different power ups that can help you out of sticky situations for example If the row of marble is about to enter the final tunnel you can use one of your purchased power ups such as the chain bomb or bomb ball to destroy those marbles by clicking on the one you want (from the bottom of the arena). There are also more power ups that appear after destroying particular combinations of marbles. (Great stuff). As you would expect from any arcade game, the difficulty gets a little harder as you progress.



Scoring:

I’d give this a good 8 out of 10 for re-playability and family fun.


Game play: 8
Graphics: 7
Audio: 7
Re-playability: 9
Originality: 7
Fun Factor: 7.5
Chill Factor: 7
Power-ups: 8
Mini Games: 0
Tutorial/Help section: 0

I've added more categories to the score board, but I won't be giving an overall average score based on all the categories listed above because each holds a different weight when comparing each category..





I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the developer MyPlayCity for giving away Inca Ball with the toolbar and home page changes removed, and to the game giveaway team for getting this game.

Useful Information:
The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find HERE.

I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals, formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.

The latest free game over on Origin has changed to the excellent FPS game Medal of Honor Pacific Assault. It's a little dated compared to the latest FPS games, but is still a great game with excellent graphics. It was released around 2005 so should easily play on most computers of today.

You can get it HERE. Please note that you do require the Origin game platform to be able to download and install the game.

If you are having problems installing the game check the thread I've linked to above. If you can't find any fixes check the comments made below and over the last few weeks for suggestions. Thank you.

Free quality AAA game

If todays game wasn't of interest to you, you may find games either free of for less than the price of a cup of coffee from your favorite coffee house via the 'Weekly Roundup of Game Deals' thread which you can find HERE.

The latest free game over on Origin has changed to the excellent FPS game Medal of Honor Pacific Assault. It's a little dated compared to the latest FPS games, but is still a great game with excellent graphics. It was released around 2005 so should easily play on most computers of today.

You can get it HERE. Please note that you do require the Origin game platform to be able to download and install the game.

Orlygift (one of the indie bundle sites) is also giving away 5000 Steam keys for Bloxitivity. You can try your luck HERE.



I'm giving away over 60 Steam keys and 120 Desura keys

I am going to be giving away almost $500 worth of Steam keys today from my own personal collection of spare keys that I have accumulated over the last several years. If necessary I will add more games to the list i've posted in the game discussion forums (link to the thread can be found below). Most are from indie bundles that I have purchased, some are from pre ordering AAA games and others I've got for free for applying for them when the developer was offering them for free, or for reviewing their games. I have at least 5 thousand keys (probably more), some of which I've decided to give away.

I will be awarding keys to those that give some appropriate feedback for today's game giveaway. (maybe even two keys if the comment is good and if exceptional well, we shall see ). I will add more games to the list i've posted if necessart, though usually only about 0.01^ of the giveaway community usually post constructive or appropriate feedback on the games we get. If you think you will qualify for a key (by posting 'any' positive or negative constructive comment) and you wish to have one of the Steam keys I'm giving away please DO NOT post any requests about this offer here in this comments page. for those who don't like or wish to own a Steam game i do have hundreds of unclaimed Desura codes which i will search out over the next several hours and will post a list of games for Desura with the list of steam games. Desura was bankrupt last year (April 2015), but i've noticed some of the indie bundles are giving Desura keys again, so i assume they are operating again. You can usually get DRM free downloads of most Desura games, which should solve the problem for those that do not like to install clients. that said, I think you will still need to install Desra to download the DRM free version. Once downloaded you shouldn't need the desura client again. Please post a list of the games you would like in the thread I created specifically for this personal giveaway HERE. I've listed the games I'm going to give away over in the game discussion forums, so if you think you qualify for a free key (anyone who has posted appropriate comments about the games being given away this weekend), please leave a message with your giveaway name and preferences in the thread I've created. List as many of the games as you wish from the list, in the order you prefer them. If you win a key I will send it via the email you have used to post comments here or via the email (if different) that you used to create a forum account. For exceptional comments I will be awarding two keys (assuming there are enough to go around) If you have used one of those emails that are not real, I won't be able to send you a key. This isn't a trick to get your email, I'm a volunteer here and have no ulterior motives regarding the keys I'm giving away, nor am I interested in your email. Basically I've been at a loss as to what to do with the spare keys I have for several months now. I was originally buying them to give to my children and others for my back up Steam account and for Steam friends birthdays etc, but with the number of indie bundles now available each week, many of which I've purchased just to get one key (which was still a lot cheaper than buying the game via Steam or other outlets) I've ended up with thousands of spare keys over the last five years since the indie bundle concept started with the first Humble bundle. I will be adding more games to the list over in the forums HERE as and when I have time today.


Again, I must reiterate, please DO NOT post comments about this personal giveaway here on this comment page because this page is for today's game giveaway Inca Ball. If you think you qualify for a free game (by posting something about todays game) you will need to post your name and games you want in the giveaway forums via THIS thread. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Whiterabbit-uk, very attractive/addictive game (remember Zuma or Birds on a Wire?) don't download if you appreciate your marriage. ;-)

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Ha ha, I know what you mean. I have three versions of Zuma, (Zuma Deluxe, Zuma's Revenge and Zuma's Revenge: Adventure). They are excellent marble poppers, though I prefer the later Luxor spin off's such as Luxor: Amun Rising, Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife and the psychedelic Luxor Evolved . :)

Reply   |   Comment by lidl1  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

great,
http://www.freemahj.com/free-mahjong/

this is the sixth time this has been given away, the first time back in 2008, then again 2010, 2011 and twice in 2012 (Feb & Nov). it's been three and a half years since it was last given away. Todays version isn't from Playrix as it has been in the past, but from MyPlayCity, so you can expect to see your browser opening firstly when you install the game and whenever you close the game down after playing it. Apart from that, all other negatives such as tool bars, home page changes, browser changes have been removed.

Reply   |   Comment by anamzara  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

This looks like an OK game, but unfortunately it's completely useless to me because it does not have a COLOR BLIND mode. Both types of green balls look identical to me, and it's too hard to identify them by the pattern as they're rolling quickly, so I can't play it. Thankfully Zuma and Zuma's Revenge have a COLOR BLIND mode.

It would be great if developers remembered that not everyone can see every color.

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Thank you for your feedback Steve. I agree. Unfortunately not everyone thinks about such things. My son and father in law are both green/red color blind so I am more aware of such things. I trained as an opthalmic nurse and studied physiology at university, so do know a lot about color blindness and if developing games would certainly take into account such things, unfortunately (and sadly) most developers wouldn't even consider such issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#50

Oh, yay! I had this game on a computer that died some time ago, so I'm glad to rediscover it: I really like the smooth play, the bright and crisp graphics, and the music. It's great eye-candy clicking for a 20 - 30 minute break from working.

Unlike some of the wiz-kids here, I really need to use power-ups from Level 6 on, when you have two separate conga-lines of balls snaking around; but you get plenty of money to buy the power-ups.
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Since GGOTD have opened this door, what about featuring a game directly from MyPlayCity or Gametop on those days when there isn't a giveaway, or there's just a Steam key raffle? We'd still get your great reviews, Whiterabbit, keep the sense of community and sharing of information here, and still accommodate those people who enjoy complaining.

Just a thought ...

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Thank you for your feedback Mac. Great idea. whether MPC will go for that is another matter. However, amazingly there is a game available for 100 lucky winners on Tuesday, called Zombie Shooter 2. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mac  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

This game sounds very familiar, but I don't see it installed on my computer. Maybe it was installed on my older computer. As for this game type, I really enjoyed the Luxor games so there is no reason for me to to not enjoy this one. I rather like shooting the balls from below as opposed to shooting from a rotating cannon in the center like an old arcade game I once played, but cannot recall the name of (I believe Zuma is this way as well). However, I would rather get it directly from MyPlayCity since this is one of their games. The reason is, I can save the installer for future use. Yes, it is more difficult than it used to be, but not impossible. Plus, I can then install it wherever I want. Unfortunately their normal installer stub gives you no option where to install- it does everything automatically- and I install my games on the hard drive so I can keep the SSD clean with just the OS and application programs.

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Hi Qun Mang, the giveaway version is much cleaner that the original MPC version becasue the necessity to check boxes has been removed. Also, this game is free standing, so you can easily save a copy of the installed game and instal it again later.

Reply   |   Comment by Qun Mang  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I really don't like this genre. It gets too repetitive for me and I lose interest in the game. I didn't download it today for that reason. I'm sure there are those that absolutely love the game though. The graphics from your screenshots Stephen looked quite vivid.....a lot of work went into the game. It's just not my cup of tea.

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Thank you Paula. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Paula Flinn  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Tried to download game but didn't work.....disappointed!!

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When you say it didn't work, what was the problem? Did it install, or did you get a warning from your security. Often game giveaways are blocked by security software due to the Themida wrapper, which protects the games set up files from being hacked. unfortunately becasue Themida code is also used to hide malware sometimes, some antimalware suites see the themida code as a threat and block the installation. To get the game installed you have to temporarily turn off your security.


Unfortunately I didn't see your comment until after the giveaway ended, however, if you are still interested in getting this game it is available free directly from MyPlayCity. I've linked to the download page in my review at the top of the comments section. If you do download directly from MPC, be sure to uncheck the checkboxes that appear during installation, otherwise you'll get toolbars and maybe your browser changed and even your home page.
:)

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Definite winner for old days. Go for the power ups and still you'll be replaying and fighting to win when levels get bit higher up. Fun but man does it finding ending up on shelf as I burned out on it. Nice giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Wow! This is a really old game, I think I had it when Windows 98 was released, not 100% sure. Anyway a fun game but it loses it appeal after a while. Graphics look really dated.

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It's an old game as gaming time goes, but it's not that old. It was released about 8 years ago ten years after Win 98. It was released when XP was king and just before Vista was released :)

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

Nice game but download link does not work. Please get rid of this Facebook crap and just give a working DL link on the site. Thumbs down...

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You don't need to sign into Facebook. Just go through the motions; i.e. Click on the Facebook link then close it down when the log in page appears. The download button will then appear. Thumbs down is meant for the game. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mad Ollie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

My antivirus came up with trojan attack when trying to install. Deleted everything

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Steve, here has never been a game giveaway infected with Trojans since the game giveaway started back in Dec 2006 and todays is no exception. If there was a genuine trojan, you would have seen hundreds of comments from the community. What is happening is your anti malware suite has picked up the Themida code that is used to wrap the game giveaway. Themida code is used to protect files from hackers as it is very hard to crack. It's also used to hide malware, which is why it is sometimes seen as a threat, even when it isn't. What you are seeing is a false positive. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Steve West  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The Themida code really isn't the issue. On two out of two occasions, my AV software detected MyPlayCity game executables as trojans during installation, and quarantined them. It has never done that with any other software or games from GOTD, so it can't be the wrapper. The problem may or may not be one of 'false positives' but it is specific to MyPlayCity. I suspect it is related to the way that MPC games (not necessarily the ones on GOTD) hijack browsers and launch external processes without being asked.

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Hi Julia, please excuse the late reply. One of MuPlaycities terms of use is that they collect certain information for statistical purposes, none of which is personal information. I read over their terms of service and it's probably the browser opening that alerted your AV software. The giveaway team managed to secure MPC games and were allowed to remove the usual toolbar, home page and browser hijacks, but not the browser opening and redirecting to MPC's home page. That is the way MPC earn money for being allowed to giveaway commercial products. All I can say at this point is that all games given away via te game giveaway site are throughly checked for malware using severl of the top anti malware suites. The giveaway team do this to ensure all games fdownloaded are safe becasue if they did allow a file to be downloaded that was infected with any sort of malware, they would lose theior good standing with the major search engines. That would have a knock on effect with respect to visitors to this site becasue once they lose that standing search engines do not prioritise traffic to and from the giveaway site. That could be disastrous for the site. So they have always maintained a strict code with respect to testing software and games for malware. I assure you that the game was not infected with any malware.

Technically MPC do not hijack browsers because they tell you in their eula that they open your browser, for reasons I've already mentioned, however, becasue this was given away via the giveawayoftheday some parts of the MPC installer were removed, and it may have been less clear about the browser opening.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi Stephen, thanks for your very thoughtful response, and I am also sorry for being so slow to reply in return.

I accept that everything you say about the risk factor is very reasonable and most probably true. However, my policy is not to ignore AV alerts unless I am either distrustful of the AV software (I'm not) or extremely familiar with the developer's products (I'm not that either).

I sincerely think it's MPC's responsibility to address the false positives issue and clear their reputation with the AV community. Although I think they are probably nothing worse than irritating, MPC definitely don't fall into the category of fully trusted software suppliers for whom I would consider reporting a false positive to my AV developers. So in fact, I believe I'm doing them a favour by raising this here.

On the subject of Inca Ball, I must admit I was a little bit grouchy about missing out on acquiring a DRM-free copy of it. I've played it previously. It's a great game, although slightly too addictive for comfort.


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No need to apologize Julia. Thank you for your comment. If you don't feel comfortable, then you are doing the right thing. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I enjoy playing these types of games. download and setup went fine on my win 10 64bit computer. No problems encountered.

Reply   |   Comment by marty Blankenship  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

Please open your site up to twitter. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by wallace thomas  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I don't care for these games because I'm not that good at them. This one does have power-ups that make the game easier. But I would like to see a relaxed mode that would allow one to keep playing even after "loosing" the level.

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Thank you for your feedback Michael, good idea. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#39

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Just a reminder to those that haven't read to the end of my review. I am giving away over 60 Steam keys for various games to the value of almost £340/$490 and a further 120 plus games that can be redeemed on Desura with a value of well over £500 Many of the Desura games can also be downloaded as DRM free games. The only hoop you have to jump through is write something constructive about the game giveaway. Whether it be negative, positive, or suggestions for improvements. What you then need to do is go over to the game discussion forums and post a list of the games you'd like from the two lists i've posted. Leave your giveaway name so that I can email you the codes.


If you don't have a forum account, or are unable to create one you can post what games you want here, but only after posting comments about the game and in the same comment.


I'm not posting codes for all to see like I did last week as there are always those that abuse the system and take more than their fair share. This is the fairest way to do it. I will be distributing keys to those that have left their lists in the thread I've created in the game discussion forums and linked to at the end of my review once the game giveaway is over. Please bear with me. it may take me until late evening to sort, but everyone will get a key. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

Thank you so much for this game. I had lost this in a computer crash--one of my favorites. Installed with no problems on Win 7.

Reply   |   Comment by Dona  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

I don't know how the download of this is, I already have this game so no need to download it. However, as for game play, I loved playing when I first purchased it some time back. I don't play it often now but it is still a game that I'll bring out on the days I'm not in the mood for things like Fallout 4 or the MMOs I play. If I rated it I would give it a solid 7 out of 10 rating.


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Exactly when I play games like this. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Symbol30  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

This software download froze my pc up and also made it race 90 miles and hour, it runs then stops then runs like crazy. I'm done with this. Thanks GOTD, not!

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Hi Terri, check your event logs to see if there wasa conflict with something. No one else has reported that particular problem, tohugh some have reported their computers freezing. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Terri  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#35

Hey Wrascally Wabbit,

Already have Inca Ball. I love those Zuma/PopCap type games but I NEED the power ups..No way could I play without them. Love the graphics and music.

Speaking of changes.. PopCap is no more to me..since EA/Origins bought them. I loved Bookworm, Peggle(I even have a Peggle WOW), Chuzzle and all the Bejeweled games. I heard they had a NEW Bejeweled game for Android and I rushed to check it out. I read some of the comments.. Oh BOY! It uses up the cpu big time and makes your device run hot. Then..They say you can play without buying things..but..If you lose all your lives you have to WAIT a time period before you get more..plus a lot of other restrictions. So you really do need to buy it.....BUT>>>>>>And the deal breaker..You HAVE to be ONLINE to play. So I guess taking it camping with me is out. Another gaming icon dead to me!

Anyways thanks MPC and GGOTD for the game and the floppied eared one for review. Hugs to you and your family.

As far as the steam games, Since I can't post in the forum I have to post here. I have so many games I haven't played plus trying to transfer many of them to Linux. :) ...Just give the ones you would give to me to people like JBurt or others who have families/kids. But thanks for the offer, oh great game mentor. This is really a great idea. And you should really think about what Fran and historymom suggested. Your reviews are priceless at times.

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Thank you for your feedback Delenn, a steam friend who also visits here has already set up a site for me. but it will be some time before I will be posting details as I want to make sure there are plenty of reviews to read etc. Also i have some important matters still unresolved that are weighing on my mind. Once those are sorted I will be able to devote a lot more time to the reviews. Plus I'm totally useless when it comes to web sites so will have to get my friend to mentor me in it's foibles etc.. :)


Does your husband still like racing/vehicle based games? There's an excellent one called Crash Time 2 available as a steam key.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wrascally Wabbit,

He won't use Steam because we have to pay for our bandwidth. Just give any keys you think I deserve to some one who has kids or likes racing games..etc...

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Sorry to hear that Delenn. Most providers in the UK give unlimited downloads and bandwidth except the cheapest deals. I pay about £20 a month for an unlimited 100MB broadband connection. Becasue of being online for many hours each day., especially since my accident 10 years ago, I'd end up paying a lot for the bandwidth use if I used on of the limited deals. I believe internet connection ios a lot more expensive over in the US. I think the UK government subsidize it over here after releasing a white paper (government intentions of some sort) stating that they aimed to get something like 90% of the UK population online by 2020

I hope alls well with you and yours. :) If you check the Desura list I posted, many of those include a DRM free download, which would enable you to play without having to use bandwidth. Please do chck and give me a list of those you fancy. I will then check to see if a DRM free copy is available.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

We are more expensive that the US. We pay over 60.00 CAD for 40MB with a limit of 175 GB. Using Netflix takes a lot of that.

Working on the garden here..got the tomatoes planted yesterday. Next, 16 peppers plants(red, green, yellow and habaneros(hot) .

OK, OK. If you insist... :) Magicians & Looters, Frogatto & Friends and Finding Teddy.

Thank you. Take your time..No hurries.

Ah yes, I remember now. My friend David, who passed away three years ago, told me how much he was paying at the time and I was really shocked. That is a ridiculous amount of money, especially with it being limited to 175GB. I can easily download that in a day sometimes. I've just installed the latest Total War: Warhammer which for one game was over 20GB and some days I download 20 or more games. I used to keep every game I owned installed on my main computer, but when I filled over 6 Terabytes of space just for my games, then one of the disks died on me I lost 4TB of installed games becasue the disk was part of a spanned drive, so even tohugh the second drive in the span wasn't damaged all of the games that were on that disk were unusable. It was at that point I realized it was stupid having all of my game sinstalled especially as I have an unlimited amount of downloads plus my speed at the time was around 40MB which i found was adequate to download even the largest of games in a reasonable amount of time. So now I only keep the games I'm either playing at the moment, plus any game i've purchased over the last month or so installed. the est are deleted. I found this sped up my Steam client and also gave me a lot more space for other stuff.


I'll sort those games soon. Will check to see which ones have a drm free element to them. I've only posted one set of codes so far. Was too busy to sort them earlier today and was out all evening at our new mayors inaugral dinner. My wife worked with the Mayoress for over 20 years, which is why we received an invite. We were given a tour of the town hall as part of the invitation, which took me back to my days at university, which was the last time I visited the town hall with a previous girlfriend, whose father invited us to a hogmanay dance in the ballroom. Where everyone apart from me wore kilts. I'd never learned to Scottish dance, so my girlfriend gave me a crash course. Throughly enjoyed myself and even took up Scottish dance lessons and almost purchased a kilt, but broke up with my girlfriend just before ordering it.

We've been planning to use our secret garden for vegetables and small fruit bushes. We do have some frueit trees already, two apples, one pear one cherry a horse chestnut plus loads of blackberry bushes at one corner and some raspberry bushes. At the moment the secret garden has been used as a dumping ground for all of our old hutches large garden implements , water butts, a 15 foot trampoline that the kids never use any more and a dismantled climbing frame and swing set plus other various junk a two man canoe and a large compost heap. We've been cutting back and reducu=ing the height of some of the trees that surround the secret garden as it was completely surrounded with fairly large trees, so hardly any light got through for most of the day. Once we've finished sorting the tree's we will be getting rid of all of the junk apart from the water butts and the canoe, and a tidied up composting area. At the moment it's just a massive pile of dead plant material, with the partitions totally buried under the piles that have accumulated since the previous owners husband died 12 years ago. Once all that has been sorted (hopefully by the end of this summer) we can get the ground turned over and start planting. It's not massive, at around 40 by 30 feet, but it should give us enough space to grow a reasonable crop of root veg plus some more raspberry bushes. I also want a small rhubarb patch, some goosberries (I love gooseberry fool) and a walnet tree. It'll be hard to find one for sale that's older than a sapling. They can take over 10 years before you start to get walnuts from them; which is why i'd like to find one that is part way grown, otherwise I may no longer be here by the time it starts to bear fruit. We used to have a well established walnut tree when we lived in Cambridge while at university and loved the fresh walnuts that we got from it. Theres nothing like sweet fresh walnuts. I've never tasted better since.

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Fun game. That being said, I'm not grasping how this can be called a giveaway. You still get the browser screen when closing it. You can get the same game at Gametop for free with no whammies except the browser going to their site when exiting and you don't have to disable your antivirus to get it. The name has been changed to Azteca. Sad to see what this site has become. Maybe it's time for a name change. ?

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The reason why the site hasn't changed it's name is because the name has a very good standing with all of the major search engines. If they changed their name, that would be lost. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

"I'm actually quite surprised that more community members haven't wanted some games."

I'd love to but I can't register on the forum. I can't get the confirmation email with the password and I tried several different ones.
I guess I'm not the only one. :(

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I am too. With 180 games up for grabs, one of which costs almost £30 and others nearly as expensive. If you are unable to register then I'll make an exception, but do please post some feedback about the game to qualify for a game. Let me know here what you would like (at the end of your comment about the game. :)

Reply   |   Comment by zekafonss  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

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I will continue to moderate everyones comments later. i've spent the last four hours sifting through documents and indie bundle docs searching for unused desura keys to add to the Steam keys i'm giving away. It's given me ahead ache so i'm off for a long cat nap. will be back later. Looks like quite a few community members will be eligible for games. As mentioned in at the end of my review, for those that don't like or want Steam keys, I have now added 120 Desura keys. Many of those allow you to download drm free copies of the games.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

I was real glad to see this one. It's one that I lost 2 computers ago! This is what I was hoping to see, repeats of old giveaways that many of us have lost, and others haven't seen.

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Did you receive my email? :)

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Wouldnt run on my gaming computer,lockedup my computer,had to hard reset,wouldnt even shut down proper.Running windows10 64 bit.


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Thank you for your feedback John, did you actually get the game installed, or did it lock up when you tried to unpack the zip file? Check your event logs to see if there were any conflicts that could have casued this. The game has been around for quite a long time, and is still sold via placves like Big Fish. A couple of community members have reported this issue while running Win 10. That could be the issue. That said, it runs fine on my Win 10 64 bit system. It was created when XP ruled the roost. Try compatibility mode and select XP. Also monitor resolution may be a problem :)

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

john,
you may need to use the compatibility mode,,,it may be another program on your PC or the fact it just doesn't like the way your ma
chine works in general ...try the compat for win 7 or XP ...it should run just fine after you do that..


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Thank you for your feedback Coll. :)

Reply   |   Comment by coll  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

I have this one from a previous Giveaway and really liked it.

However I hate power-ups and don't use them on many games (this one included) since they make the games to easy for me. This game can be won without resorting to making the game easier to play. I pass that bit of information on to those who wish to know if it is possible.

Love this game's frightening music.


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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Van  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

Looks like a predecessor to Match 3, and also might be emotionally stressful so I think I'll pass. I prefer games that aren't so hard that I get frustrated. I have access to plenty of Match 3 games, some of which I've had to delete because they were too hard.

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Hi Therese, these games are great for hand eye coordination and reaction times. Compared to Time Management games they are very relaxing. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#27

I like this one! I'm only a few levels into it but find it keeps me focused developing strategies and shooting accurately. One of those games where I might forget to breathe at times!

- Overall it seems a perfect balance of action and thinking.
- I like the creation of a desktop icon, installation was easy.
- Lets me switch between game and desktop using Alt-Tab, while keeping proper screen resolution for both.
- The "How to Play" screen covers everything well -- concise and clear.
- Graphics look fine to me, they work very well for the game and not a bunch of distracting stuff going on. I would not change them!
- I like the music so far but hope it changes once in a while.
- I haven't tried any of the powerups yet but expect they will be very useful in later levels, they're a good idea that adds an extra dimension to the game.
- Runs great on my Vista 32-bit system, I hope it's offered again after I get a new computer but I would probably buy this one.


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Thank you for your feedback Mr Dave. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

This is a pretty fun marble popper (if enjoyed in short doses). I think the old graphics combined with its peculiar music actually make it more charming than the alternative HD remakes.

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by zekafonss  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

The Setup files are corrupted, i have it just 5 x downloaded, please help me !

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Hi Roby, the setup files are fine. The problem is probably your security software blocking the setup file. The setup file is wrapped in a themida based code to protect it from hackers. This can also be mistaken for malware, even tohugh it isn't. Try turning off your security temporarily. I can assure you there has never been a gamegiveaway infected with malware in the 10 years since the giveaways started. If it's not your security, check your event logs immediately after trying to install the game. Also check the FAQ's thread over in the game discussion forums. I've linked to it in my review. Sometimes using a different file archiver to unpack the zip file works. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Roby  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Excellent game. It's one of THOSE games - the kind you get addicted to quite quickly and next thing you know it you've played for hours and your kids are starving lol Just kidding. Being how it is a very small game, it downloaded (even on capped bandwidth), installed and ran just fine on my windows 10 computer. I've got a beast of a computer built for gaming so this little game flew right off the screen. :) The Graphics aren't wonderful but that's ok. My screen is a little on the bigger side and I don't think the game was natively designed for it, so I just ran it in windowed mode and that was good enough. The music lol ..well, it's just adorable I love it. (If I'm allowed to say this reminds me of Zuma) Thanks you the great game.


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Thank you for your feedback Michelina, Of course you are allowed. Others including myself have mentioned Zuma and other marble poppers. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Michelina  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Love this game! Only wish there were more versions or maybe new power up and levels that could be added to change it up. Still play it after YEARS!


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Thank you for your Comment. Have you any suggestions as to what types of power ups you'd like to see? what about a level editor?. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Tiffanie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I bought this years ago and still play it. I love Zuma-type games and I really think this is one of the best. It gets hard in the later levels but the game offers power-ups that can be bought with points (including extra lives, which is what saved me). Over time I've ended up playing against myself just to see how few power-ups I can buy and thus increase my points. :-)

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Thank you for your feedback Kathy, yes, i too like the power ups in this game. It's not my favourite, but still one i play occassionally. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

This was the first time in ages that I've had any trouble getting a program from GOTD up and running. The download itself was quick, but unpacking the zipped file took so long I thought it must have been corrupted. Same thing after clicking setup - My HD ran and ran, but nothing happened for several minutes. Once the setup dialog finally appeared, it went smoothly, and now the game is running fine. Weird. (Win7/64)

ANYway -- I used to play Zuma and I'd forgotten how fun it was. As others have said, the graphics are a bit dated, but the gameplay is solid. My only suggestion would be for the windowed mode to be scaleable. I prefer it to full-screen, but it's pretty tiny.

Thanks for a good game, GGOTD, MPC, and as always, thanks Whiterabbit for your review.

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Thank you for your comment and suggestion Dan, please do check the list of games i've posted in the forums. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Dan O  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I've had Inca Ball in the past, and do enjoy playing it! I'd almost forgotten about it, since I don't currently (but will soon) have it on the laptop I use now. Thank you for the game!
As for improvements - I like it the way it is just fine. I find many of the newer games of this genre are going to a 3-D format, and I find that very difficult to focus on. I guess wearing bi-focals (or maybe just age/coordination in general) may have something to do with it. But I do have great difficulty playing those ones, and tend to give them a huge "pass".
Anyway - I plan to spend many enjoyable hours playing Inca Ball again - though I'm sure my husband may not thank you for that ;)


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Thank you for your Comment Catlady :)

Reply   |   Comment by Catlady  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

This is a great game for filling in a spare ten minutes....just be careful not to get sucked in for hours!

Reply   |   Comment by Susan Canera  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

I don't like marble-popping games, and no improvement to any particular game would make me like them.

But I am entirely happy for genres I don't like to be offered, because it means that games that I like that others don't, make it into the rotation.

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

LOCKS UP COMPUTER WHILE INSTALLING>>>DO NOT DOWNLOAD..SUSPECT

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There has never been a game giveaway that has been infected with malware ever since the project started back in Dec 2006. The game is totally safe. Check your event logs to see if there are any error messages related to the lock up. It could have been a conflict with one of your other programs running in the back ground. No one else has reported this issue. :)

Reply   |   Comment by drd  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

drd, I have the exact same problem. If I attempt to double click it locks up and restarts explorer, same thing happens if I right click on the exe without doing anything, explorer Win 10 locks up and restarts. I thought I might have a computer problem so I reinstalled my whole system, same issue.

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Hi Bob, have you tried checking your event logs immediately after trying to install the game. If there is a problem you should find some sort of error message in the log files. It could also be your security yhat is detecting the Themida wrapper, which is sometimes tagged as malware, even though in this case it isn't. Check the FAQ's thread in the game discussion forums for other suggestions. I've linked to it in my review. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

drd, Same problem here - Win 7 Home Premium. Used to have this game w/the same OS on a different computer. Finally deleted all the unzipped files and the zipped folder and will skip this one. :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

drd, Nobody said MALWARE, you said that, were saying there is an error of some sort that makes it not work with our system and causes it to CRASH. I am using Windows 10 64 Bit latest version fully updated.

You should have mentioned that "My Play City" extra adware stuff was going to be installed along with the software, I believe that is the root of the problem.

Either way, this is not your fault, maybe nobody's fault, like I said were speaking of problems that for whatever reason will not allow it to work on our PC's and or Operating systems.


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Hi Bob, there is no adware installed with this game, just some code that opens your browser to MPC's home page. All of the nasty stuff has been removed for the giveaway. Pity we couldn't get it from the oreiginal devs Playrix, who seem to have deserted us since the changes took place. Still MPC games with the extra's removed are better than no games at all. I don't know what is causing the problem, most community members appear to have no probeoms running the game. No one has reported any error messages via the event logs yet. Hopefully someone will find some that may give us a clue as to what is wrong. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Drd, Sorry, my last comment was meant to reply to the Moderator, not you.

But I must say, I don't believe this is any type of VIRUS or MALWARE, I think it has to do with computer PC configurations or perhaps a file being corrupted during the download process in some way.

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Hi Bob, you are probably right, tohugh I suspect it's the former unless the community members who are having the issues have problems with their internet connections, then it could possibly be a corrupted file. A friend of mine used to live out in the sticks near Yellowstone Park. He got his internet via his telephone line which was in need of repair. His internet was constantly going down and most of his downloads used to be corrupted. I used to have to send him mods for the games we played via post.:)

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Thank you for another great game Whiterabbit-uk and GAOTD team! Downloaded on Windows 10 64 with no problems and no warnings from my security/anti-virus. The usual extras that you get from MyPlayCity but the changing home page etc has been taken out when installing, so the worst that happens is it opens MyPlayCity when you close the game out - no big deal.
A fun, very addicting game. I'd had Zuma previously and then my hard drive crashed. The graphics are colorful and play is much better when you remember all the things that left/right mouse click will do for you. :/ Music is non-intrusive and pleasant.
Another definite keeper for me and one which I will have to learn to tear myself away from!! At this point, I see nothing I would want changed! Thank you again!!

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Thank you for your feedback granny483, will see what I can do re the HOG's or match 3's. :)

Reply   |   Comment by granny483  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks WhiteRabbit!!! :)

Reply   |   Comment by granny483  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Well, I'm not quite sure what I can add to the comments on this game. It's a fairly straight-forward ball-pop matching game. I was introduced to this type of game via Luxor, which is a high quality game, so I can't help but compare the two a bit.

As described above you shoot a single colored ball at a line of colored balls that are moving through a set path towards an end point, the goal being to clear all the balls in the line before they reach said point. You need three or more of the same color in order to remove them. There are power-ups that can be "purchased" by points earned in-game to help with clearing more difficult levels. At the beginning, the game helpfully gives you 60,000 points and instructs you to purchase the first three power-ups available: bomb, chain reaction, and extra life. You can double click on each icon to see an example of the power-up in use and you can purchase multiples of each item. Other power-ups become available on later levels. These power-ups are in addition to the random power-ups you get while playing the game (more on those later) and are located along the bottom of the screen while you play. When you want to use a power-up you simply click on it to load it and shoot it where you need it. I'm not really crazy about power-ups like this; I prefer the random ones given while playing. They seem superfluous to the game and I tend to accidentally click them when the line of balls is traveling close to the bottom of the screen. Oftentimes the bottom part of the screen is the end point and you are furiously trying to clear balls, so accidentally hitting one of the power-ups and using it BADLY can often happen. While not as often, it does occasionally happen when the line is at the top. The shooter travels in a horizontal line along the bottom and it doesn't matter where the mouse pointer is vertically, so the pointer itself often travels to various points along the vertical line. You have to pay attention to where this pointer is in order to keep it from wandering down to the power-up balls. I don't like this much at all. It's distracting from the game itself.

Power-ups provided during the game include a multi-colored ball that can be used between two different colors to clear them, colored balls that, when caught, clear all of the same colored balls on screen, and lastly power-ups that slow or stop the progression of the ball line. These are all power-up clones available in Luxor. I haven't run into the reverse or lightening power-up, but that may be available in other levels or via the purchased ones. The only difference between this game's power-ups and Luxor's is that in Luxor all of the power-ups are earned while you play the game. Inca Ball seems to split them up between the ones you purchase between games and the ones you earn. Some people may like this as the purchased power-ups can be used when you want them as the in-game ones need to be used almost immediately.

One thing I found annoying in this game is that the earned power-ups seem to be truly random. In Luxor, they were provided when it seemed like you were really stuck (about 75% of the time). If I needed a bomb or a particular color, a power-up was forth-coming. Even with this kind of help I still lost many a level as they were very difficult and one needed to use the power-up wisely. There doesn't seem to be this kind of programming included in Inca Ball (which may be why they chose to include the purchased power-ups). More than once I would catch a colored ball (to clear all same colored balls) when there was no more of that color left. Or the line would be stopped as it emerged when there were only 5-6 balls showing and the colors available to shoot weren't in the line.

The look of this game is VERY grainy. It looks absolutely terrible, like something from the late 90's. This is probably my biggest problem with the game as it hurts my eyes a bit. I miss the smooth, polished look of the Luxor series. The music is sounds appropriately "Incan" (whatever that would be, lol), but it's bland and boring and quite repetitive. Ditto for the game play sound effects. When you clear a level, there isn't much fanfare like you get in the Luxor series. To be fair, I think the fanfare in the later Luxor games is WAY over the top, loud, and obnoxious, but in Inca Ball it is extremely subdued, mostly just another grainy animation where a pointer moves another spot on a circular object (presumably the Mayan calendar wheel).

Other than the power-ups, the game play seems to match Luxor's exactly. You left-click to shoot, right-click to cycle between the power-ups or the next ball in your arsenal. Catching a power-up changes the loaded ball into that power-up. If two power-ups are available to catch, you can catch the first, then cycle to the next ball in line and catch the second; then use both in a row or use one and remember to cycle a normal ball before each shoot. You get extra points for combination moves and can shoot the balls into oblivion to cycle to a color you need.

One curious aspect of the game is what happens between levels. Once you finish a level, you are brought to the power-up purchase screen, which pretty much looks like a default menu screen, only you can't access the "menu" option in the upper right. This is the only landing screen between levels. If you want to exit the game, you have to do so while you are playing on a level. That just strikes me as very strange and, yes, I don't like it. Once I was able to access the "menu" option again, I chose to exit the game, only to be asked a second time if I wanted to exit the game or return to the main menu. I'm not sure why I needed to exit the game twice, but I would prefer to be given the choice to exit the game immediately or exit to the main menu on one screen.

This isn't a bad game. It's quite addictive and everything seems to function well. This is a fine game to play and can be quite enjoyable, and I say this as someone who much prefers the Luxor series. If you own the Luxor games, this is going to seem like a very poor relation, but I think mostly because of the lackluster graphics. Everything else about this game functions almost the same and I haven't run into any issues with the game play itself - no bugs, hang-ups, or mis-shooting.

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Thank you for your feedback Melika, Playrix released this game as a direct result of Luxor. I also prefer Luxor to this game. Though if you compare this with the graphics from the first couple of games, they are very similar. I now have the HD versions of the first three Luxor games and throughly enjoyed revisiting them. Though I prefer Quest for Afterlife the fourth in the series plus I loved the neon lit Luxor evolved. The only downside to evolved was the limited number of levels. I seem to remember there were only 25 levels which i thought was a swizz .


By the way, your comment qualifies for at least two or more games from the two lists (totalling over 180 games with a total value well over £850/$1200) i've posted over in the game discussion forums. Just post a list of the game you fancy, listing several to ensure you get wheat you want. If more than one community member wants the same games i'll have to decide who gets what, which is why I'm asking for oyou to list several. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

WhiteRabbit,

I don't think I've played Luxor Evolved, I'll have to get that. I love the neon look.

Thanks for the games! I posted earlier but now that I see the Desura games, I'm going to post a second, updated list. Thanks again!


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I'll be emailing codes late monday evening but mainly on Tuesday and maybe even Wednesday (been invited to the inaugral dinner for our new mayor of Stockport tomorrow evening, so won't have much spare time to email every code to those that won them.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

TRIED THREE TIMES RECEIVED MSG: SET UP FILES CORRUPTED, EACH TIME

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Please check the FAQ's thread over in the game discussion forums, there should be a fix there. It may be your security that is blocking the set up file due to the Themida wrapper. . I've linked to the thread in my review at the top of the comments. :)

Reply   |   Comment by SONYAVAN  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

SONYAVAN, Your Anti-virus Software may have corrupted the file. I put GiveawayDay.co in my whitelist- or exclusions. Now I never have trouble to download. You still have to read the comments each day if you like; about the software..


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Thank you for your feedback Philip, you are probably right. Anti virus softwares seem to be the usual culprits for this type of problem, tohugh there are other issues that can casue it. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Your "User rating" button doesn't respond. Please register a vote for me as a thumbs-up (yes, it's a keeper).

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#12

This is one of my all-time favorites! I lost it when my last computer crashed and burned, so I'm really happy to be getting it back. Thanks GOTD, and thanks Whiterabbit-uk. (BTW, I noticed that you've added "-uk" to your signature. Nothing negative nor positive, just an observation.)


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I've not had to sign in for a long time, but I wiped my cookies the other day and had to re sign in. I used Whiterabbit-uk for my Steam account and other accounts so it's just an habbit. didn't realize I'd changed it. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

I had this game before my last computer crash. Fantastic program. Just a bit too addicting so glad I don't now. lol

Fun, fun, fun, though. :)

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Lyle  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

I play this game at least once a week. I can "almost" win without powerups...two screens are just too hard...the rest are doable. So....as I do use powerups at the end of the game...I suggest adding more complexity: either additional trails the balls follow or more different colored balls. I don't think I would speed the balls up though....the "fun" is identifying the ball sequence and whether or not you have that color or next to shoot.

Near the 3/4 mark, seems to me you have too many of the same color balls in a row making it rather simple.

Still, very addictive game with good action.


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Thank you for your feedback bobbo, good enough to win a key. Check out the two lists I've posted over in the game discussion forums and leave a list of those you'd like. Depending on the respose to this giveaway, your comment and how i'm feeling you'll definitely get one key, but maybe more. :)

Reply   |   Comment by bobbo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Finally a game i dont have to go thru hoops to get and one i was soo missing
when my older computer died.
Be aware though its addictive!
Downloaded and played well on W10 64bit.
Thank you :-)

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Thank you for your feedback Krystal. :)

Reply   |   Comment by krystal  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

fun, actually fairly challenging. The setup is simple, make 3 or more of the same color before the balls reach the inca. There are powerups but even with those it becomes a challenge after just a few levels. One of the menu items is "prize" and is unlocked after completing the game so there is something (curious what that will be)
As mentioned, some annoying browser behavi

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Thank you for your feedback Mav. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

A cute little game that is actually quite challenging, and a nice addition to the library..and an excellent one for the kids too ;) Would love a steam key or two, as I have steam but only one game in it :( as times are tough, not enough after the family for games I'm afraid.

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Thank you for your feedback JBurt, go to the forums and list several that you would like. Most will only get one or two games depending on their comments, and if more than one person wants the same game, it will go to whichever i feel deserves it. so make more than one or two choices to make sure you get a game you would like. I am posting a list of Desura games later this afternoon as well.. I will be awarding games after the giveaway has ended. It all depends how many community members have posted anything about the game giveaway. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jburt  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Win10 64 bit Home. I lost this game when my HD died. Thank you for bring it back. Loaded it such a short time even at this time and played perfect.

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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#5

Rabbit, I made you a little present, check my steam message and let me know if interested. No worry, if not interested no harm done, I can remove it on the fly ;)

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Hi Mavadelo, I've left my reply via Steam messenger. I've accepted. Though will not announce to the community right now until I've posted a substancial number. Thank you. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#4

I love this game! As I lost it when I did one of the computer changes, I’m butt dancing in my chair at getting it back.

First of all, installed fine without issue on Win10, the nightmare that it is ( I miss WinXP and 7 * sobs * ) and runs without a problem. Though I don’t like the MyPlayCity page opening, I’ll live with it.

This one is one of the better games of this genre. While the graphics aren’t as good as some in this class, the music is decent (at least it’s not annoying like so many have!), the graphics are all right, the play is fast and good. It will give you many hours of enjoyment as the replayability of this is perfect. It’s also harder than most in this class of games, which is great!

While it’s a good one, it has some downsides. The fact you have to start a level to exit the game (unless I’m missing a button somewhere) is annoying as all get out! That needs fixed, honestly. The graphics could use some tweaking as well, though not much. The background graphics makes it hard to see the buttons you need and read them. These are just minor tweaks which could improve the game immensely.

Overall, a huge thumbs up from me!


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Thank you for your feedback DAMyst. The game is over 8 years old, which probably accounts for the ageing graphics. Playrix, the developer of Inca Ball may follow MumboJumbo, the developers of the Luxor games by re skinning the game and creating an HD version. I have all three of the HD versions of the early Luxor games (Luxor HD, Luxor 2 HD and Luxor Amun Rising HD). When comparing the originals with the re-textured versions, the updates have breathed new life into the three games. There does seem to be a trend at the moment for the more successful older games to be re textured. It would be fantastic if MumboJumbo updated Inca Ball. :)

You comment definitely qualifies for one of the games I'm giving away. You can see a list over in the game discussion forums, which I've linked to at the end of my review above. If you don't like Steam I am going to post a list of games I have Desura keys for. Many of the Desura games can be downloaded as DRM free games, so, once you have the download, you no longer need to boot up Desura's platform. I still have to search through my documents to find the Desura codes I have that are unclaimed. If you want one of those, check the forums much later today, or even tomorrow. I'm quite busy at the moment playing a couple of new AAA releases (Doom and Homefront: The Revolution), and I promised my daughter I'd play some Elder Scrolls online later this afternoon, so am a little distracted at the moment, but I will post a list of Desura games later. Just a note to say the owners of Desura were bankrupt last April and the client looked like it was going to disappear, but it is still here and it is still trading, plus some of the indie bundles have started to give Desura codes out again, so it looks like Desura was saved from closure, which for me is good as I have around 1400 games in my Desura account. :)

Reply   |   Comment by DAMyst  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks, WhiteRabbit, I'll check the other. Don't have steam and don't want it. Need to do the rabbit rumpus time first, though! He's giving me *the look* LOL

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