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  • Summary: The gameplay is based on pressing a button at precisely the right moment. The King picks up a rock with his tongue and swings it back and forth like a pendulum. The rock is released when you hit X. It’s not just a simple test of timing though: After the first few levels, you’ll need to crushThe gameplay is based on pressing a button at precisely the right moment. The King picks up a rock with his tongue and swings it back and forth like a pendulum. The rock is released when you hit X. It’s not just a simple test of timing though: After the first few levels, you’ll need to crush more enemies than you have rocks for. That, in turn, requires careful strategy and anticipation of how the chain reactions will unfold. We’ve tuned the physics model to pretty extreme accuracy, so relying solely on luck won’t work. [Playstation.com] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Apr 15, 2014
    83
    Sure, it's a Cross-Buy title, so it's basically free, but again: it's literally the exact same game, just on a bigger screen (unless, of course, you're playing it remotely on your Vita).
  2. 75
    A stand-out physics puzzler very much in the Angry Birds mould, King Oddball has enough tweaks and accessibility of play to make it a worthwhile proposition for most, though folks adverse to the charms of Rovio's avian slinger will find little here to change their minds.
  3. Apr 18, 2014
    70
    For $7, King Oddball is not necessarily a bad choice. It’s a decent simple game that can be played for a few minutes and then returned to later.
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    65
    King Oddball is fun, it really is. I could see myself playing this on my phone, or even my Vita, even though there are much better things to play on Vita. But as far as I can see, there is absolutely no reason to buy this on Ps4, and if this appeals to you, I would recommend buying it on a mobile platform.
  5. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    Overall, King Oddball is a great game to turn on one in a while, perhaps after a rough game of Battlefied 4 or Titalfall, as it offers a fun, relaxing, and laid back experience.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    55
    King Oddball is certainly a game suitable for mobile phones or tablets. Riding the wave of success of Angry Birds, this game turns out to be a bit out of context on PS4 because of its basic features. Too bad.
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    40
    Boring level design, a lack of innovation and uninspired extras make this frustratingly difficult game hardly worth playing. Skip it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jul 22, 2020
    10
    Quem deu nota ruim é porque não conseguiu passar da fase dos 3 tanque com escudinho e o mini soldado no canto com 1 diamante sobrando
  2. Nov 28, 2021
    9
    The handful of days I spent playing this unassuming, low-budget physics tossing game were the highlight of my entire PS4 ownership, spanningThe handful of days I spent playing this unassuming, low-budget physics tossing game were the highlight of my entire PS4 ownership, spanning hundreds of titles and thousands of dollars. The difficulty is absolutely perfectly set (I'm looking at you, Peggle), such that it can be beaten by a human being with a good amount of practice. Expand
  3. Jun 10, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I could not get enough of this game. I am really close to 100%. Make sure to reach the mustache level once you finish the first part of the game. would give 10 except for the repetitive nature of this game and one small bug (the tounge occasionally does not go out all the way and effects your throw. Expand
  4. May 22, 2014
    8
    A fun little game to pass some time. Okay it's not going to win any GOTY awards but for the price it's a nice distraction. The puzzle elementsA fun little game to pass some time. Okay it's not going to win any GOTY awards but for the price it's a nice distraction. The puzzle elements are well done and there is a fair learning curve. The graphics are crisp and suit the style of the game. The music is also a nice touch and gives a good ambience.

    Would I recommend? Yes, if you enjoy 10-15 min bursts of fun here and there. Also the kids enjoy it. :)
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  5. Apr 8, 2014
    6
    Pretty decent game, can get repetitive/boring fairly quick though. But it's only $7 so I think it's a worth it for that price.

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    Pretty decent game, can get repetitive/boring fairly quick though. But it's only $7 so I think it's a worth it for that price.

    (Nothing else to say but need 150 characters so here we go)
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  6. May 17, 2018
    5
    The core of this game isn't bad, it has been done better in a lot of other places though. The main issue with this game is that luck plays anThe core of this game isn't bad, it has been done better in a lot of other places though. The main issue with this game is that luck plays an incredibly large part in whether or not you are successful in a level. This may be OK for the first few levels but when you're down to the last few and the skill you have gained through playing takes a backseat to luck, it makes for a rather annoying game.

    It's not that you lose, it's just that you're not lucky enough to win. Or maybe you're super lucky in which case don't waste your time playing this game, go buy a lottery ticket.
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  7. May 15, 2018
    4
    Each of King Oddballs levels requires the player to destroy all the enemies on screen, including tanks and helicopters, using 3 boulders. ToEach of King Oddballs levels requires the player to destroy all the enemies on screen, including tanks and helicopters, using 3 boulders. To do this the player simply has to press a button to release each boulder as King Oddball swings them back and forth on his giant tounge.

    That description may make the game sound a bit out there but this is essentially an Angry Birds clone. The gameplay does require a little bit of skill in terms of timing and deciding the best place to throw each boulder but more often than not you can complete levels through sheer luck in the end. Much like Angry Bird this is fun for 10 minutes here and there, and a good way to kill time sitting on the bus or train, but in the end it’s all too simple and repetitive. I can’t see anyone sticking with it for too long with so many more interesting games available on the PS4.
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