Reviewed by Ewald Tienkamp
A weird idea but really original: a glove who has to guide balls
that are actually crystals through some of the weirdest levels
ever. Why would you say? All right, sit back and enjoy the story.....
Some day in some country far far away from your home, a wizard
in a cartoony castle is making a bubbling kind of liquid. With a
glove on each hand... But suddenly, something goes wrong, during
a loud explosion, one of the gloves falls in the bubbling liquid.
The other one falls, fortunately outside the window. The wizard
is frozen: stone. The glove that fell outside the window see's
the 7 crystals of the castle falling, he transformed them into
balls and they bounce all into a different world. After that the
good glove has to bring back the balls to the castle and the other
glove (very evil laugh) is trying to stop him (I dunno why actually...)
When you manage to bring back the crystals the wizard will
become normal again and you'll have the happiest (and weirdest) end ever.
Graphics 8 out of 10
Good, looks fine, when walking outside the castle you see a fogging,
but when proceeding further in the game you'll see that the game
manages perfect without the fog. The levels also look fine, the
ball bounces realistic and the hand moves like a real one (although
this one has only 4 fingers).
Music and Sound 9 out of 10
Excellent! Very funny music that you'll keep on "singing" the
whole day. The music gives the level a much better feel: in the
carnival level you'll hear a funny music that you'll recognize
immediately as something funny, cartoony. The sound are fine
too, the enemy's make funny noises and you can hear what kind
of ball you're bouncing with (you are able to transform the ball
during the level).
Game Challenge 11 out of 10
As the note already says: maybe a bit too much; when trying to
pass a certain obstacle, you'll go mad when you see Glover falling
down shouting and all for the 20th time or so. This is actually
quite good for the lasting period of this game, but it has enough
levels, so the difficultly should have been a bit lower... Fortunately
there is a fine cheat to move on to the next checkpoint, so when
you are not form some anti-cheating-federation you'll pass the
nastiest things. Another thing to mention in this section is the
availability of many many levels. Many worlds with each 3 levels,
a boss and a bonus level (not available in easy mode). The levels
are long too: when playing a level for the first time it will take
you about 20, 25 minutes to move through and discover how to
solve problems you meet.
Game Play-Fun 6 out of 10
It is funny to guide the ball and the glove through the levels,
but it is (although you meet different puzzles and so) almost
all the same. Because you have to play the levels in order, you
can not switch to another world if you've had enough of one.
So maybe you wont be playing this every day...
High, very high. As you've read above, you can fall 20 times in the
same hole and still not be on 1/2 of the level. Very bad for your
controller if you know what I mean...
Replayability 5 out of 10
When you've bought the game you like the glove and the ball and you
wont notice any frustration in the first level, even when there is
frustration in a further level you still pick up the game the next
day. For the first week. Of course you'll play it the first month and
maybe the first two months, but after that you've had it with this game.
Overall 6 out of 10
Fine game. Had fun with it, but maybe it lasts a bit short. My advice
would be: Hire it for a weekend and have fun with it. There is not
any multiplay in it so if it's a lonely rainy weekend: have fun with it.