Kersploosh! Image
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: (Also known as "Splash or Crash") Master a stone's flight to the bottom of the well! Be one with the stone from the toss to the splash. With a sharp mind and a deft touch on the Circle Pad, master the journey to the bottom of wells filled with obstacles. As you learn to maneuver each stone in free fall and complete each level, you'll unlock more stones and wells. Embrace the challenges that lie ahead...for the flight is at hand.

    Each well is designed differently, with various hazards to impede your journey. Some wells have pizzas that break apart; others contain floating cookies that will sacrifice their delicious lives to stop you from getting to the bottom. Armed with a selection of stones, such as the beefy iron ball and the fragile gem, race as fast as possible to the bottom of each well. Then turn on the StreetPass feature and share your speedy conquests with others!
    Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.

See all 19 Critic Reviews

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. Collapse