[PlayStation 5] Ball laB Review
Ball laB from eatasiasoft, Ratalaika Games, and Viktor Yurchuk is a minimalist 2D platformer with 60 levels to complete. Check out our Ball laB review!
Ball laB from eatasiasoft, Ratalaika Games, and Viktor Yurchuk is a minimalist 2D platformer with 60 levels to complete. It’s a return to the old-school times of 2D platformer as you dash around each stage and jump to avoid any of the hazards on your path. Each set of levels will start small, and as you reach the checkpoint, the level will grow and grow, adding more hazards, boosting the challenge at a steady pace.
You’ll control your ball with the left analog stick or the D-Pad as it rolls around each growing stage, trying to reach the checkpoint by staying away from all the hazards. A single hit can kill you, but you’ll quickly respawn at the start of each small level. Jump with the X button and get a speed boost by pressing and holding down the R1 button so that you can clear some of the trickier jumps.
Ball laB has a full trophy list, and it’s an easy one to complete since you don’t need to complete all levels and are only required to complete the first ten levels. The list has one Silver trophy and ten Gold trophies to add to your collection before you see that Platinum trophy pop. Along with getting to level ten of Ball laB, you’re going to have to die 300 times in total. You contribute to that number just by learning the first ten levels as you get those trophies out of the way. As for the rest of the deaths? Just get to a level that has some spikes right in front of the ball, and hold down left or right as needed until those death trophies pop. You could also go the other way around and farm all the deaths trophies on the second level in the game and then carry on!
With 60 levels to complete, there’s a good amount of content to enjoy in minimalist 2D platformer Ball laB. Along with that, trophy hunters can work on getting an extra Platinum trophy for their collection, all for a low budget price of only $4.99. The game is also a cross-buy release, with each version having a separate trophy list, so you can get an extra Platinum trophy for free.
This Ball laB review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eatasiasoft.