Atlantis Sky Patrol?
Atlantis Sky Patrol
I liked this better than Atlantis even though I used an old laptop to play it
December 23, 2014
"I like this game but it's too easy." (quote from BF game forum)
Pros: Nice graphics, smooth gameplay
Cons: Too many powerups for good players
Atlantis Sky Patrol is easily up there with the Zuma and Luxor games as one of the best marble poppers available. The sci-fi storyline and concept works well and the twist of having to remove balls from the machines instead of lasting long enough through a set number of marble chains is a good twist on the standard MP gameplay. Some of the rails on which your spaceship shooter rides upon are uneven, which adds to the challenge. When you reach a checkpoint you get the added bonus of playing a ball popping game in space for a change of pace.
There is a two player option to either play cooperatively or head to head but I have not tried this out.
There are lots of powerups to catch while playing, and upgrades to your ship to purchase in between levels. All of this is a mixed blessing since those who are not serious MP players will enjoy having a game which is not necessarily "frenetic" as the game description suggests; however, I managed to clear even the last few levels of the game in only 3-4 chains per screen using all the help. Without buying any of the upgrades between levels, the game is considerably harder, but I didn't experience any serious challenges until about level 65 even without buying the upgrades. If you lose a level you can just restart from that point and keep your current score and upgrades, which also takes something away from the overall challenge factor. I would still recommend it to MP fans, because even if you zen out, it's plenty of fun.
November 20, 2011
Some nice ideas, but too easy
Atlantis Sky Patrol has some nice ideas, that make it stand out from other marble-poppers:
-some levels have moving parts that deflect the shot marbles
-some levels have curved rails which make aiming harder
-in higher levels there are moving covers that prevent clearing the static marbles
-there is a two player (mouse party) mode built in
-there is an upgrade system
The last thing is also the problematic one, because it makes the game way too easy.
Experienced players should stay away from it, because it will be probably too easy for them even without upgrading, but it might be a good start for newcomers to this genre.
April 3, 2012
Good fun but short on adventure
I bought this game as part of a 2 for 1 weekend. It is a great game for those who like to shoot-em-up. I have been throught the entire game 4 times now as there are no things to collect, no awards and no high scores to try and beat. Once you finish the 111 levels it means starting a new game if you want to keep playing. The only other way is to get someone else with a mouse to play with you for the team games. As I don't it means starting a new game every time. This gets a little bit frustrating. Great graphics and the higher level the harder to get through. A good game to get your hand/eye coordination going, but a bit bland for me. Although I will still go back to it for something different. I recommend this game for anyone who doesn't want to beat their last score - you can't.
April 10, 2012
Lots of Fun
I am a Hidden Object player but tried this game for the FREE 60 min. I just purchased it as I really enjoyed it. Lots of challenge for me.
January 10, 2012
Rescuing the world - one match 3 at a time.
To be fair, this is more than your usual toss the colored ball into a stream of various colored balls until you make a match of 3 or more and they explode. It's more because there's more going on.
In addition to the conveyor belt of colored balls, there are groups of stationery various colored balls. Try to eliminate these by shooting like colored balls at them. Try to eliminate them as soon as possible because it seems when they're all gone, it affects your game play exponentially. Could be worng but it seemed that way to me. Guess you'll have to play to find out.
Also, there will be gears (machine parts) that come tumbling down from above and your additional goal is to get as many of them as possible.
Bonus level is difficult to explain. Again, try the game and find out.
This game gave me a splitting headache. I don't know if it was the flashing lights, poor color usage, robotic music or combination of all of the above. But, I breathed a sigh of relief when the game was over. Ah, did I mention it was really boring?
August 11, 2014
I liked the design of the game, but finishing all 111 levels gets you nothing. You can't even see your final score! There are no variations, nothing to unlock, no trophies. It's more like half a game. Too bad, because the concept and the visuals were really good.
July 11, 2014