Combo Pool: simple, amazingly addictive browser game


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/11/combo-pool-simple-amazingly.html


#2

The gif as it appears in this post when viewed at http://boingboing.net/blog would make an interesting game.


#3

Oh God. It’s the new 2048.

My first try:


#4

First try: 86600, 13700, 13150, 135x, 199.
But I think my game ended not because I ran out of life, but because I made too special a ball.

Other combo games I’ve seen of this sort shake things up by giving you an assortment of possible balls, not always the lowest-level ball. I think that would improve this (by shortening the game).


#5

My first try (I swear!):


#6

Yeah, that is some crazy shit right there:


#7

I played on normal. Didn’t realize that if you merge two pink balls it’s game over…


#8

Also…


#9

Wise words. I always avoid keeping too much balls, and so far my life has not extint.


#10

first try on normal :o


#11

Here’s my first, but only because I didn’t quite realize that bashing pinks together would end the game:


#12

WTF CDN


#13

First try on hard mode: 95800, 32160, 73x, 203. Accidentally knocked two pinks together.

I think there should be a mode where you get bonus points for shooting before the balls have come to a complete stop.


#14

It’s happened at least once before. From this post: Twinkly, LED-studded bracelet featuring the Hubble’s “celestial fireworks”

No idea if it’s the same thing here.


#15

Incidentally, in endless mode when you collide two pinks, they explode, knocking all the balls on the table around (but you still get to play after that). You’re welcome.


#16

My only complaint is that it’s over too soon!

It’d be cool to have more combos after the pink one, even if it makes the game impossible to “win”. Like, I know I’ll probably never get the max tile in Threes, but that means I’ll never feel like I’ve played it enough yet.


#17

This lead me to Niji-Famicart which is loads of fun too. :slight_smile:


#18

Doesn’t play well with Firefox’s “type to find” feature turned on, and I didn’t find the game interesting enough to want to change my settings.


#19

I want there to be a color cycling rainbow ball that you just know is going to do something special.


#20

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