Accelerometers were introduced to the S60 platform a few years ago – a lack of standard accessor APIs unfortunately limited the number of available products. Resco’s Bubbles is an implementation of the now-classic accelerometer controlled marble maze – can it stack up?
Resco was dead-serious about motion control: level picking is accomplished by tilting the device:
Bubbles adds a little twist to the classic concept. Each ball has a number and must be picked up in sequence – hitting a wrong ball is an invitation for another attempt:
Crazy mazes like the ones below make this straight-forward concept, um, difficult:
Bombs are straightforward: touch em and they blast everything around:
Skull icons invite you to take another stab at the level:
Arrows fire your ball in a direction:
While pills distort your controls:
Users can calibrate the neutral position by hand:
This review looked at Resco Bubbles on a Nokia N96. The program needs 1207KB of memory and can be installed onto an external memory card. Unfortunately, device compatibility is somewhat limited (quote from Resco):
It should work on E66 and samsung INNOV8/Omnia HD also, but E66 requires sis file to be signed (looks like the only one device which requires capability to work with sensor) and on samsungs there is problem with screen rotation.
So – try it on your accelerometer-equipped phone and let us know how it goes!
Three words: Resco Bubbles rocks. If you like “marble” games, definitely give Resco Bubbles a pop. It is absolutely excellent and will definitely keep you entertained for a long time. The price of 15$ is ok…