!Exploding Paintballs! is a tilt-sensitive arcade game with paintballs that float (blue and green) and paintballs that sink (red and yellow). When certain color combinations of paintballs touch they link together and, when the link is complete, explode with a loud realistic explosion noise. The color combinations that will explode vary with each Level.
The Game Center records various scores on Leaderboards such as number of Levels completed, number of explosions, best times for certain Levels and best times for all Levels combined. Compete with your Game Center Friends to see who can make the most explosions or who can get 10 explosions on one or all Levels the fastest.
Gravity is adjusted by tilting the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Alternatively, !Exploding Paintballs! can respond to touch moves rather than tilt.
The exploding noise differs for the different color combinations that explode (e.g. gunshots, crashes, bombs). The sound can be turned off or made into a vibration.
There are 8 free Levels - 4 with walls and 4 without walls. An In App Purchase expands the number of Levels to 66 - 33 Levels with walls and 33 Levels without walls.
!Exploding Paintballs! is based on a kinetic simulation using the device's accelerometer and realistic principles of physics (buoyancy, inertia, viscosity, Hooke's Law and color confinement). For accuracy and stability it uses a half step modification to Euler's Algorithm as described by Feynman (Lectures on Physics, Vol. 1, Ch. 9, P. 5) and Cromer (Am. J. Phy. 49, 455 (1981)).
The screen shots below are:
1) Free Level 1 - Red-Blue. A red-blue combination is shown exploding.
2) The Levels Table. The 4 free Levels are shown together with the Best Times and maximum number of Explosions.
3) Free Level 2 - Red-Blue, Yellow-Green. A red-blue (yellow-green for iPad) combination is shown exploding.
4) Free Level 3 - Blue-Yellow-Green. Some partial combinations are shown linked and one blue-yellow-green is shown exploding.
5) Free Level 4 - Red-Green-Green-Loop. Some partial combinations for the loop are shown linked and one red-green-green-loop is shown exploding.
Version 2.1 makes playing !Exploding Paintballs! easier and more fun.
- Removed the requirement to complete earlier levels in order to play next level.
- Eliminated intrusive alerts for new best time and new maximum number of explosions.
- New setting disables auto-unlink making some levels easier.
- Minor bugs eliminated (2.1.2 and 2.1.1)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Love this App. The levels get very very hard but they can be done. You tilt the iPhone and some of the ‘paintballs’ float and others sink. When they touch they stick together until you match the pattern then BANG. Great sound; but it will get you in trouble in a crowd. I think it’s a real gun.
Lots of fun
The advanced levels are hard but the action is great. Love the explosions.
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- Peter Kramer
- 13.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2011 Peter B. Kramer
- In-App Purchases
- upgrade to play the Additional Levels $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.