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Sophomore Aaron Scott plays Ballz before his chemistry class begins on Friday, April 10. Photo by Hallie Gallinat.
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Released in Feb. 2017 by app developer Ketchapp, Ballz has topped the charts on the App Store for its addicting gameplay.

“It’s addicting because it’s simple. It doesn’t require you to think too hard and it’s not complicated,” sophomore Aaron Scott said.

Ballz is an app similar to the game Breakout. The goal is to prevent bricks from falling to the bottom of the screen, which is done by swiping a finger to throw a ball at the bricks.

Each brick takes one or more hits to break. Each level has more bricks to break, making the game increasingly more difficult.

Another factor that adds difficulty to the game is the angles. Aiming the ball at a certain angle sends it to the brick to break. If the angle is wrong, then the bricks can fall to the bottom of the screen faster.

“I think it’s fun and entertaining. Ballz is a great time waster when you don’t have anything to do,” Scott said.

The game also features a how to play tutorial, which can help newcomers learn the game faster. Ballz is free to play, but features such as fewer ads or other add-ons cost money.

To learn more about the game, click here.

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Hallie Gallinat is a senior third-year journalist for N the Red. She currently serves as the Unity Director on staff, where she coordinates teambuilding activities and novelty events for the staff.

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