Puzzle games are a dime in a dozen on mobile, so it’s going to take something special for one of these to stand out from the rest of the pack. Fortunately, Roll the Ball from BitMango does exactly that. Basically you have to help roll the ball, and you do that by moving the tiles and get to the red tile. But of course it’s a bit more challenging than that.
You finger swipe to direct the tile’s direction. If you have played other puzzle tile games before, the mechanics in Roll the Ball will be familiar. However, Roll the Ball is different because you can only move the tiles in conjunction with pipes, and only then can the ball pass through. This isn’t as easy as it seems because some of the blocks are riveted, making it impossible to move.
Roll the Ball gets more challenging the more you play it, but the game doesn’t feel like it’s cheating you or anything like that. Controls are intuitive and movement of the tiles and ball are smooth. The game is easy on the eyes as well because of its earthy tones. The interface is clean and you’ll have no trouble getting into the game.
The early tiles are easy and should encourage you to keep playing. The latter tiles are more complex and will have you working overtime to get the ball through. However, it’s the right kind of complexity that will tease your brain and entertain you at the same time.