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Ball Bounce. A game where the object is to get the ball to the other side.
posted by caddis (49 comments total)

 
Bip Bip Bip BOING.

Right, I'm closing that window before I put a hammer through my monitor. Level 7 is a potential suicide risk.
posted by Jimbob at 10:08 PM on September 20, 2005


Is level 7 even possible? I just spent like 45 minutes on it and I think I tried all the possible angles to launch the ball at.
posted by joegester at 10:22 PM on September 20, 2005


That was my experience too, joegester... Unless I'm missing something obvious, there's no angle that gets close to working.
posted by Jimbob at 10:24 PM on September 20, 2005


You can use the cursor keys to move the start point (up down)
posted by zeoslap at 10:24 PM on September 20, 2005


got to level 7 some time ago, and now I don't know where I live or what my name is....
posted by milkwood at 10:29 PM on September 20, 2005


You can use the cursor keys to move the start point (up down)

I suppose I'll end my moratorium on this game and start again then. . . .
posted by Jimbob at 10:30 PM on September 20, 2005


zeoslap! reading the instructions is CHEATING! But you did save my life, so thank you thank you thankyou.xxxxxooooo
posted by milkwood at 10:31 PM on September 20, 2005


This is great. I had to stop at 17 so I don't waste all night. I'm sure I'm just saying that and I'll be back to it within an hour. Nice find caddis.
posted by kyleg at 10:34 PM on September 20, 2005


Is getting the phase right the only option in 12?
posted by Gyan at 10:35 PM on September 20, 2005


Level 16 killed me off. Maybe i would keep going if the game didn't keep slowing down to 1 FPS.
posted by snoktruix at 10:54 PM on September 20, 2005


Gave up at 17. As for 7, just shoot it through that gap 2/3rds of the way down, at a slight angle up or down.
posted by bobo123 at 11:00 PM on September 20, 2005


Stuck at 17, as well.
posted by Gyan at 11:02 PM on September 20, 2005


Grr I can't get past level 12, and it's 2:00 AM. I give up.
posted by riffola at 11:05 PM on September 20, 2005


i hate you caddis, i absofuckinglutely hate you. damn this game! damn it to the great depths.
posted by punkbitch at 11:09 PM on September 20, 2005


Download the game and play on your desktop to get a better gaming experience (bigger screen size and no annoying ads with sound).
posted by stringbean at 11:22 PM on September 20, 2005


hint for 17



up to the right and off the end of the black bar
posted by caddis at 11:23 PM on September 20, 2005


How many levels are there?
posted by Gyan at 11:40 PM on September 20, 2005


Holy crap, that was hard.

I thought I was busted at Level 17, but I found a way out with just seconds left. After Level 19, the game ends.

Total Time Score: 6658

I'm going to resume my life again now...
posted by Darkman at 11:46 PM on September 20, 2005


Ahh, I gave up at level 17. Fun getting there, though.
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:59 PM on September 20, 2005


I love it! Usually I suck at these things, but this time I did ok. I think it would be harder if the collisions were a little less squirrely, because I uglied my way through a lot of those levels.

There are 20 levels, I think? I forget.
posted by thethirdman at 12:12 AM on September 21, 2005


OK, I made it to level 20, but I can't finish! Aaaagh!
posted by number9dream at 12:13 AM on September 21, 2005


What is the punishment for posting Friday fun on Tuesday?
posted by Cranberry at 12:20 AM on September 21, 2005


Well, it was Tuesday when I started that miserable game.
posted by Cranberry at 12:21 AM on September 21, 2005


It ends after level 20, which is just a crap shoot and total luck (at least for me). 6927.
posted by ChasFile at 12:38 AM on September 21, 2005


Pinging but not resolving the url... Hmm...

Anyone else having troubles connecting?
posted by crocos at 2:43 AM on September 21, 2005


how do you do 17?
posted by mert at 2:49 AM on September 21, 2005


never mind. I'm the man
posted by mert at 2:51 AM on September 21, 2005


I couldn't finish level 20 in the time allotted, i.e. before Windows required a *&%$# reboot.
posted by caddis at 4:07 AM on September 21, 2005


6738, but it took me until about halfway through before I realized you could change the shooting position of the ball. Heh.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:36 AM on September 21, 2005


Nice find, Caddis. Holy moly, finally finished with a 5982. Did anyone identify a real skill-based way to get through level 20 or was it just like a shoot and hope type affair?
posted by lazywhinerkid at 5:27 AM on September 21, 2005


Stuck on 20 as well. Lost my rag. Swore a few times. Giving up. Stupid thing.
posted by 13twelve at 6:19 AM on September 21, 2005


It clearly accumulates some position error at low speeds. If you tweak the speedometer down to a square, you can make it bounce on a flat surface some 20 degrees off the proper direction.
posted by springload at 6:51 AM on September 21, 2005


I rule. It took me 15-20 minutes and a score of 7007....of course it helps to be lucky as hell.
posted by Numenorian at 7:36 AM on September 21, 2005


Level 7 only took me maybe ten attempts before I did it, but Level 5 took me at least twenty tries.
\\\back to work...
posted by Lord Kinbote at 7:55 AM on September 21, 2005


finally! 7251

second attempt at the 20 levels - spent ages on level 20.

I was sending the thing to the bottom and aiming it at the gap between the 2 blocks on the right hand side at the bottom. It then bouces about a bit between the end barrier and those blocks and after the 20th go it made it through the hole.
posted by 13twelve at 9:00 AM on September 21, 2005


Wow, I broke the game in level 10; it's infinitely bouncing off four walls over and over again.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 10:03 AM on September 21, 2005


Infini bounce: "R" for restart the round. Got hungry for lunch at level 13.
posted by safetyfork at 10:07 AM on September 21, 2005


Yay! Did it all in about 10 minutes and scored 7294.
posted by Cicerius at 10:08 AM on September 21, 2005


7297, first attempt. I found the restart button which got me out of that loop.

Great game.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 10:21 AM on September 21, 2005


It's easier the second time (7556). The last level is the worst by far.
posted by Cicerius at 10:22 AM on September 21, 2005


"Did anyone identify a real skill-based way to get through level 20 or was it just like a shoot and hope type affair?"

There doesn't seem to be much skill involved. None of the other levels need to take more than 10-20 seconds, but with the last one it comes down to how lucky you are.
posted by Cicerius at 10:26 AM on September 21, 2005


20 is possible with skill. I don't want to go all the way through again to get to 20, but my friend and I logically worked it out and got it on the second shot.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 10:34 AM on September 21, 2005


Level 20, go near the top and aim down at the rectangle on the top left. It should go down, up, down, then up and enter that very narrow area above the long strip at the top. If it exits that strip at the right time it'll go through the moving barrier. Voila!
posted by Khalad at 10:52 AM on September 21, 2005


I gave up at 17 too, but my total score would have been through the roof, if I do say so myself. Most of them I got on the first try: I play a lot of pool.
posted by Specklet at 11:45 AM on September 21, 2005


Done. 7337.

As for level 20 (this is from memory, so caveat emptor): Move the ball all the way to the bottom of the screen on the left. Aim at a very shallow angle through the slot on the right. It will bounce vertically (like a "W") 3-4 times at very shallow angles to get through that slot, then it will bounce at very acute angles many times, proceeding upwards on the rightmost part of the screen until it exits through the hole. Using trial-and-error, you can figure out the precise angle that solves the game.
posted by googly at 2:11 PM on September 21, 2005


6614.

I love games like this.
posted by jdroth at 3:05 PM on September 21, 2005


Ha! Me too, specklet - really helpful for visualizing the bank shots. Pool with moving, ball-eating obstacles, now there's a scary thought.
posted by Mars Saxman at 3:36 PM on September 21, 2005


7367. Couldn't leave it alone.
posted by Specklet at 4:15 PM on September 21, 2005


Finally.
7380
Thanks googly for the hint on 20.
posted by caddis at 8:46 PM on September 21, 2005


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