SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Toss the Ball, developed by Revo Solutions, is now accessible on Android. Recently released on Apple’s® iOS devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, today marks the official availability across multiple platforms. Toss the Ball is a family-friendly carnival-themed title featuring a unique combination of racetrack and skeeball-style games.
“We’re looking to simultaneously deliver fun new titles of all genres to multiple mobile platforms”
Players use the intuitive controls and swipe their finger anywhere on the platform to toss the ball, attempting to land them in the highest-scoring holes. Some holes also contain power-ups like the Instant Ball or Magnetism and bonuses like the Speed Bonus—both power-ups and bonuses help increase the player’s score. Racking up points will advance the character on the overhead racetrack towards the finish line. The winner of each match gets a bonus game such as spin the wheel or scratcher where they receive a prize like XP, a new ball or game board rental.
“We’re looking to simultaneously deliver fun new titles of all genres to multiple mobile platforms,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing, NAMCO BANDAI Games America. “Toss the Ball bridges the gap between iOS and Android users by allowing them to play such a competitive, classic midway game together.”
While the game concept is super simple, it offers plenty of replay value through extensive game modes, boards and balls. Up to six-player cross-platform multiplayer is supported online via Apple’s GameCenter or locally through WiFi or Bluetooth. Players can share their scores with worldwide leaderboard and achievement tracking.
Additional features include:
- Four game modes including Rolling Race, Ball of Time, Chill Mode and Multiplayer
- Five unlockable game boards including Speedy Board and Lover Board
- Twelve unlockable balls including the Treasure Ball and Ninja Ball, each with their own special abilities
Toss the Ball is the first of several games published in a partnership with Revo Solutions, an established iOS and Android developer. "We wanted to create a game that reached the very essence of fun while keeping things casual, so we aimed to develop something that was perfect for playing anywhere, anytime,” explained the developer’s Business Development Manager, Andrei Hanganu. “Grandparents, parents, kids and even grandkids will enjoy it as there is something for everyone. Tossing all kinds of funny balls around has never been more entertaining." Additional titles from the developer are slated for later this year.
Available for free on the Android Marketplace, Toss the Ball includes a premium upgrade for $0.99, giving access to all the boards and balls as the player levels up. The game follows the same pricing structure as a Universal App on Apple’s App Store, making it available for free followed by a $0.99 upgrade.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.
About Revo Solutions
Revo Solutions is Romanian based video games developer with a primary aim of bringing awesome games to smartphone platforms as iOS, Android, Windows Phone. Being independent and young we take great pride and bringing to the mobile market games which pack a rewarding experience, spectacular graphics and of course, stupendous multi-player gameplay. Hit titles like F.A.S.T. and Skies Of Glory on the Apple App Store and Rise Of Glory on the Windows Phone Marketplace bear witness for the team's talent and dedication. More information on the company and other games can be found on our website: www.revosolutionsgames.com.
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