This 3d pinball game for the iPhone features samples from Goldfrapp’s album, ‘Head First’. A tap of the finger on the screen powers the ball and sets its path through an imaginary urban environment with towering skyscrapers. As the ball collides with objects different sound samples are triggered, creating a unique remix every time a game is played – the real bonus comes when they trigger a vocal sample which mixes beautifully over the backing track. A global leader board allows you to match your score with other players around the world. Occasionally clouds float across the screen obscuring the ball, making game-play that little bit harder.
The ball is moved by both tapping the screen and tilting the phone. It’s really rewarding watching people play as they shake the phone to get rid of the clouds or try tilting it to influence the direction of the ball. The real bonus comes when they trigger a vocal sample which mixes beautifully over the backing track.
'It's perfectly mindless entertainment for long subway commutes and an effective procrastination tool, but be warned – once you start, you might not be able to put it down.'
Liza Darwin, Nylon Magazine
'This app is a great idea and one which I’m confident we’ll see more of from bands. It positions them as a brand as well as a producer of music. Top marks for effort.'
Jonathan Mew, New Media Age