GAMES ROOM - All you have to do is bounce a ball up and down, right? Wrong.
How to get those 1000 NP games and where to go from there.
Everyone knows that the latest and greatest game from the Space Station is
Zurroball. It's simple as hitting a ball up and down and over the red line,
but how the heck do you keep that blasted ball in the air?! Yes, I was there
and I'm sure most people were too. Yeah, well I'm here to help.
To put this in a logical order (which is tricky since I'm so illogical) let's
start by trying to achieve a game worth 1000 NP. This means you have to hit
at least a 334 point game since your score will tripled at the end. Everyone
knows a player needs good equipment to do well, so what ball do you pick?
Zurroball: A traditional brown moon rock, thingie. In my opinion, I
rate it as the 2nd best overall ball. Even though it is the famous-in-the-title-of-the-game
ball, I would more so recommend it for people with experience in the game. It
handles a lot like a beach ball. Fairly decent for doing tricks but hard to
slow down and keep in control of once it's up to speed. My highest score with
a Zurroball was 102.
Snot Ball: Hmmm, the name speaks for itself. Why you'd want to play
with green spherical nose secretions is beyond me but whatever floats yer boat.
I personally hate it. I don't think it's very good for doing tricks, but as
far as keeping it in the air, it's probably 2nd best. It's more like a fun toy
than a good point-maker. My highest score here was 86.
Metal Ball: Well if you can use the Metal Ball give yourself a nice
big pat on the back. By far this is the worst ball you could ever use. It's
nearly impossible to keep up and just as bad for doing tricks. It can be a fun
challenge but as far as making good points with it, it's pretty worthless. Maximum
score with this was 39.
Energy Ball: Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. This in my opinion
tops the charts for the best ball. It's extremely easy to keep up. Unlike the
other balls it tends to eventually fall down straight instead of falling at
an arch. I think this makes it easier to catch plus it doesn't take a lot of
clicks to get it up. As far as tricks are concerned, it's okay. It's better
for some than others. My highest score was 1395.
Eyeball: Creepy is a good way to describe it. Bouncing around something
that's watching your every move doesn't seem very appealing but if you can master
this ball you'll be all set with points. It is the best for doing tricks, but
it moves quickly and is fairly hard to keep up. Best score was 31.
So now that you have your ball, we're into the game. All you have to do is
keep the ball in the air and get it over the red line to claim your points.
It's harder than it sounds. We're aiming for a score of 334 here to get that
coveted 1000 NP so the simplest way to keep on track with this is to try and
get 111 points for each ball. To earn points, you bash the ball around the screen
and try to do different tricks to earn you high scores. Here is the list of
ones I know of:
Freestyle: This is the simplest move. It's just clicking the ball without
it touching the wall, ground, etc. Sometimes it's just fun to bounce the ball
up and down in this way and I think they earn 1 point per click. The metal and
energy balls are best at doing this.
Right/Left Zurro: This is also a simple trick, involving only hitting
the ball off of either the left or right wall. Eyeball and energy balls are
best for it. Try not to do too many of the same Zurro in a row, however, or
it won't really earn you points.
Boomerang: A bit more difficult, but still fairly simple. This involves
hitting a left zurro followed by hitting a right zurro (or right, left). All
of the balls work pretty well except for the metal one. The energy ball is little
more difficult but not horribly.
Around-the-World: Now we get a harder move. This one takes hitting
the ball off of one wall and getting it to bounce off the other without touching
it in-between. You know you've done it if you here a nice convenient "ding"
sound. Quick moving balls like the eyeball are best for this. The energy ball
is harder to do it with but possible. I've never pulled one off with the metal
ball. It's worth a nice sum of points so doing it is definitely to your advantage.
Grounder: My favorite but the most difficult trick in the book. This
is letting the ball touch the ground for a split second and then getting it
back in the air. Worth 10 points each I believe, it's a dandy thing if you can
do it. I wouldn't recommend doing this much since there's an insanely high risk
of dropping the ball.
If there are other tricks that I haven't mentioned, please let me know. And
now that you know all these peachy tricks, it's time to rack up those points.
My favorite thing to do is a whole bunch of grounders at the beginning. This
way if I lose the ball, I just restart and it can earn me about 50 points or
higher if I do it well. Then another good combination is doing Freestyle x2
followed by either zurro. Each time you do this it will earn you 5 points, which
can add up quickly. Sometimes I'll do that for a while and see how many times
I can do it. It gets boring quickly, however, so I don't recommend doing it
for too long. The purpose of a game is too have fun so go all out and just bash
that ball around like there's no tomorrow. Whatever you do, points will add
up, so enjoy.
So you've reached a score of 334 or more. What do you do now? Here are a few
Zurroball activities that can be fun and interesting.
Like to show off? For anyone who looks at high scores in peoples' user look-ups,
this is for you. Go for the Grand Master title!!! I'm not sure exactly how many
points you need, since I passed it, but I'll assume it's somewhere around 1000+.
Even though most people don't see it, it's just fun to know you've mastered
Here's a cool way to add up points quickly if you're looking for a challenge.
See how many grounders you can do in a row without losing your ball. The most
I got was 6, which earned me quite a few points.
Try to learn how to keep that darned metal ball in the air! If you figure
out the secret tell me. I'm a curious person, you know.
Never hit the ball over the red line. Hit the ball around for a very long
while and see if you can fill up the whole text box.
Well I hope some of these things will be of interest to you because I'm out
of tips and suggestions. If this gets published, I just hope it helps some people
out. Talk to ya later!