Sweet! Beauty of the Fall recently launched its second game available on the iTunes App Store—Balltastic Boombastic! It seems like this game has been generally more liked than our first game, Last Defense of Our Time, by people who’ve tried both. I personally don’t have a “favorite,” because I think the two games are very different from each other and thus incomparable. It’s like comparing apples and stereos, a tooth and a nail, or love and rockets—why would you even do it?
Anyway, if Last Defense of Our Time is inspired by the well-known old school Missile Command, I think Balltastic Boombastic! is inspired by my ever-beloved Puzzle Bobble/Bubble Bobble (バブルボブル Baburu Boburu)/Bust-a-Move—same game, different names in different regions. I guess it’s also kind of like Bejeweled, which I have maybe played once, and of course the more obvious Tetris and Dr. Mario. Balltastic is like all of these games but with a twist, a more challenging but rewarding twist that involves waiting and timing and a system of special “weapons” that you can unlock. It’s not all cute. It has these nasty balls called “impostors” (the bigger balls with numbers on them) that act like the villains of the game, and part of your objective (besides making sure you don’t reach the dotted fill line) is to kill them all before they mess you up. It’s really satisfying and addictive.
So if you’re interested, hop on over to the iTunes store and look for it! It is 99 cents to buy, and you’ll be supporting Beauty of the Fall, which includes this lady. Again, the fantastic boombastic music is artfully done by Perspection (my husband Rob) and the developer is my brother-in-law Dave. I recently made Perspection’s Web page (more like a splash page with links) and included some samples from the Last Defense of Our Time soundtrack which you can get on iTunes, eMusic, or Amazon.
Would you like a free promo code for any of BoTF’s games? Here’s the deal. If you promote us through your blog (mention, review, have me write a post for you, whatever), your Twitter, Google+, or Facebook account (preferably a fan page), we’ll send you a promo code for the game! It helps us and hopefully will make you plenty happy. Of course, we’d like it better if you decided to buy the game and still promote us!
Last Defense of Our Time was a success story despite all the bugs in the first couple of versions—we had tons of reviews and downloads in a short amount of time. We’re very happy about that. Thank you so much for all of your support!