Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Mar 12, 2013
    46
    A watered-down (no pun intended) stone-tossing experience that isn't even worth its $2.99 price tag.
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    60
    The controls feel good, it looks great, and core concept is both simple to understand and challenging enough to keep you trying again. It just needs some kind of competitive aspect to the high scores so you’re not just competing with yourself.
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    75
    With a bit more content and some tweaking, Kersploosh! could have been one of the best games on the 3DS eShop, because as it stands, it's a hard sell for people who like their experiences padded with more content. If you're okay with a short, enjoyable journey to the bottom of a well though, it's more than enough.
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    That said, Splash or Crash is very much a decent addition to the eShop, and provides enough enjoyment and replay value to be worth its low price.
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    50
    A fun idea and quite an amusing gameplay but very, very, very short life span!
  6. Mar 8, 2013
    70
    Despite itself, Kersploosh! is actually an endearing sort of gaming experience. As pure and unquestioning as you can find anymore. It doesn't aim to change the landscape or steal world record sales figures. It's just a fun little game that you can play in between the 3DS's heavy hitters.
  7. Apr 3, 2013
    20
    Though its basic game design idea (trying to reach the bottom of a well as fast as possible) may be nice in theory, its execution in Splash or Crash is terminally ill by design. Its prohibitive price for only 10 look-alike levels, the possibility to choose, right from the get-go, an indestructible ball, and the lack of precision of the 3DS stick combined with the absence of a gyro-based control option make it absolutely worthless.
  8. May 9, 2013
    69
    The core idea is perhaps a bit too basic. [June 2013, p.79]
  9. Mar 14, 2013
    50
    It doesn’t take very long to go through the 10 wells offered, and while some of the optional objects are worth unlocking, they don’t add enough to the core game to make it worth coming back for more without that added incentive of competing against others.
  10. Apr 1, 2013
    74
    Kersploosh really isn’t that bad of a game, it’s just short and repetitive. The main replayability in this game is just completing the same ten wells over and over using different objects to improve your times. However, for $3 it is a nice game to play in short bursts.
  11. Mar 11, 2013
    80
    If anything, the problem is that ‘timekillers’ happen to be in abundance nowadays – chances are you’re more likely to turn to your cell phone apps before you’ll come back to Kersploosh! after you’ve beaten it. On the other hand, it really is a fun, charming game the first time around, and at $2.99 it’s an easy to justify purchase for someone who wants a refreshing bit of fast fun on their 3DS.
  12. Mar 9, 2013
    72
    Splash or Crash is a little, quirky, addictive game. While it can be beaten in half an hour, the real fun begins only when you try to master every well with every "stone". Problem is, not everyone will take this step after beating the game with the unbreakable rubber ball.
  13. Mar 2, 2013
    80
    Don't let the small number of levels put you off: Splash or Crash is not a game to be played through once and put aside. It's an addictive, well-presented game that's all about honing your abilities with each of the unique objects to score the best times possible. Though we wish its leaderboards extended online as well, Splash or Crash comes well recommended.
  14. 45
    Kersploosh! has some opportunities for fun, but the game is over before its concept gets a chance to shine.
  15. Fun while it lasts, which isn't very long. [May 2013, p.86]
  16. Mar 12, 2013
    60
    Splash or Crash does exactly what it says on the tin, but it needs a lot more to keep us coming back.
  17. Mar 9, 2013
    60
    A fun game, but really too short.
  18. Mar 10, 2013
    65
    Objects are controlled with the Circle Pad and the physics doesn't help. Adaptation is achieved only by those who try to enjoy the game at its maximum, playing again and again each stage in pursuit of perfection. To every other person, beating the game takes less than half an hour and is full of frustration. If you are in the first group, Kersploosh! it's worth the small investment.
  19. May 29, 2013
    65
    At $2.99, it is a tempting enough proposition for the fun it delivers, but it is ultimately a pass unless you have other likeminded players around you.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    6
    Splash or Crash is lacking in content, but it is only 2 quid, and the gameplay is addictive. The aim is to use the circle pad to guide the object to the bottom of the well as fast as you can while avoiding the obstacles. Obstacles range from pizzas to stars to fan to wooden boards (no comment). There are ten levels, but they don't vary enough, but they are fun nonetheless. You can choose from several different objects, such as an iron ball, a stone, and a watermelon. This is where it gets clever. Some have more HP than others so are easier to use, but those go very slowly. See, there are leaderboards for the fastest time of getting the object the bottom of the well. One stone has only 1 HP, but is the fastest stone, so an expert would use that one to try to beat the high score. I can't even get that stone halfway through the first level! So this is how Splash or Crash appeals to the casual and hardcore audiences. High scores can be traded via streetpass, but there are no online leaderboards. Full Review »