Based on the award-winning mobile game of the same name, Obulis takes things to the next level by fusing highly compelling gameplay with outstanding graphics, music and state of the art physics effects. The goal of Obulis is to drop all of the colored spheres into their like-colored pots.
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Release Date: Mar 19, 2009
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Based on the award-winning mobile game of the same name, Obulis takes things to the next level by fusing highly compelling gameplay with outstanding graphics, music and state of the art physics effects.

The goal of Obulis is to drop all of the colored spheres into their like-colored pots. Spheres are connected to the playfield using chains and ropes and the player must cut these constraints to put the spheres and the level in motion by the forces of gravity and physical interaction. The controls are extremely simple and intuitive. Obulis can literally be learned in seconds, but the puzzles will keep you thinking for hours.

  • Over 150 Levels
  • Over a Dozen Interesting Themes
  • Breathtaking Graphics and Music
  • Spectacular Physics and Special Effects
  • Unlock 17 Achievements Found Within the Game

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 64 MB graphics card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB of available hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible audio card
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Quick review:

Short Verdict: Nice puzzle/physics game, but nothing out of the ordinary. I was really torn between recommending it or not because of how much I paid for it, but it is a fun game. If you like puzzle games, this is the only thing worth your time in the Puzzle Indie Pack.

Pros:
  • 151 levels--that's a lot!
  • Challenging, fun, nice puzzles and physics
  • BGM is good and very relaxing
  • Different cenarios with unique elements and graphics

Cons:
  • There's not much of a difficulty curve and star ratings seem really off sometimes
  • Some levels require such ridiculous precision that it gets really frustrating and the fun goes away
  • On that note, it's more about timing than real thinking (there's some of it, too)
  • Doesn't present anything new
  • Could've been a free flash game

Bought on / for: I bought the Puzzle Indie Pack on Steam Store for R$ 2,00 (US$ 0.90). Since it comes with 4-5 games (depending on how you count the two Gumboy games), Obulis costed R$ 0,40-0,50 (US$ 0.18-0.23). It's definitely worth the split price, but paying for the whole pack (even on discount) and having only one nice game to play (this one) that I could've played for free in flash game site... well, it's almost disappointing. But it's a good game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
A very nice game of it's kind. Didn't take too much time or nerve, yet didn't let' me forget about itself. Didn't make me spend hours together with tons of bad language. Interesting enough. Beatiful. Gets me thinking about playing it again from time to time. Got 17 well placed achievements.
You've got balls of different colours, and you've got jugs or big flowers to throw those balls into, each in one of the same colour the ball is. You've got some tools to push the balls or send them flying. And mechanics and ballistics to help you out.
In terms of CounterStrike GO, it's neither like "shooting fish in a barrel", nor like "ё-моё, i need help" :)).
That's a Recommended. Unless you feel like hate balls, jugs and flowers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Obulis is a puzzle game that relies on physics, momentum and gravity. There are colored balls hanging in chains and using various items obtained in the map, the player has to guide those balls to the respective colored pots.

It is a great game, beginning with simple levels and gradually progressing on to harder and complex levels as the game progresses.

Some levels are actually easier than the others, even though they award higher stars of completion than other tougher levels. But this is just me, difficulty actually will vary from player to player. Some levels are constrained by your timing - it just has to be perfect or you lose. You definitely will be wanting to tear your head off at some of the tougher levels.

Obulis being one of the oldest games in genre, may seem lacking in advanced features but nowhere will the gameplay dull out. All levels occur at different loactions, each with its' own set of objects that can be utilized to help the player accomplish his goal.

All being said, this is a great game, containing upto 10 hours of fun gameplay.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Obulis is a puzzle game where you try to drop colored balls into their "containers" of the same color. There are all kinds of obsticles/puzzles/containers/apparatuses in each level reminiscent of the well known android app called "cut the rope". The physics engine is not always consistant ... which you only really notice because some puzzles are designed to utilize the game physics to get the ball in the hole so to speak. The game is light on options in that you only can mute sound effects/background music, but overall fun and enjoyable. This game is good for casual play if you like puzzle games ... they can be frustrating at times. :P

http://store.steampowered.com/app/11330/
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
A moderate level puzzle game with playing time of around 10 hrs.
The ball physics was surprisingly great considering the fact that this is a small game..The music is just so pleasant in most maps . Totally in love with the game music :)
All - in - all , a decent game which can trigger some brain activity .
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Obulis is a very simplistic puzzle game - break the links and use physics to your advantage, to get colored balls in their respective goals. Progression is granted through achieving 'stars' - each level has a certain number of stars it awards, which you can use to unlock levels. The hand painted backgrounds are gorgeous, and keep me surprised: they're a part of the game, interactive and useable as props to bounce your balls off (get your mind out of the gutter).

There is a lack of punishment to 'failing' a level, which in and of itself is both a boon and a blessing: on one hand, levels become less about skill and more about retrying until Lady Luck is on your side. On the other, being punished for levels that you will repeat upwards of ten times would quickly wear a player out, and make this game a bargain bin discount.

And really, that's what Obulis is: a game that's a fun in it's own right, but you'd never pay full price for it. Pick it up on a sale if you enjoy games akin to Fantastic Contraption, Cut the Rope and World of Goo.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
fun, challenging, and good physics
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
Are you looking for an exciting chain breaking, ball throwing, flower petal action?WELL THIS THE GAME FOR YOU!! This game is hard as ♥♥♥♥ and when it comes to throwing blue balls into those blue flower petals. This game is so ridiculously hard i've only beaten six levels. 10/10 if you're up for a hard ♥♥♥♥ challenge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
This is a mans game. Right when I started my balls dropped.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Its like the old elementary days playing on coolmath.com and playing civiballs

This is civiballs, but on Steam
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
when you are about to suicide this is the thing that makes you jump
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
2D puzzle game with decent music, mechanics and graphics.

I's all about getting the orbs of different colors into a basket of matching color by activating small mechanics in the surrounding, so no direct contact is allowed and it's all placed with just the mouse.
The difficulty increase level by level, and will required better timing and cognitive thinking, but mainly just timing. This makes it very addictive though, since it trigger a nice sense of achievement when you finally succeed some of the trickier levels.

For me it felt like it was all mainly about relaxing and work on my patience, since some levels demanded a few tries to get the timing right.

I would say that this is a nice game if you are looking for a relaxing way to practise your patience, including a calm brain teaser. It's pretty good for when you need a short break from doing something else.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I got Bluestacks. I play COC and Cut The Rope. No Problem.
I buy this game. Install it. When it open. The screen goes white. only hear the music only. K
Lucky i spend only around 0.4USD for this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
It's an interesting puzzle game that involves dropping colored balls into buckets/containers/etc. with a bit of physics involved (swinging balls around and cutting the rope at JUST the right time, or using a Newton's Cradle effect on some levels). There's a lot of trial-and-error involved in this game, and it takes some practice to get used to it. But once you do, it's a pretty fun game, if frustrating at times.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Simple, fun, semi-addicting. Exactly what you want from a casual game. It's not hard and it's enjoyable. I recommend this game, but only if you are able to buy it in a bundle or for 1 euro. It's not a game that will keep you occupied for over a day and it's definitly not worth it's full price.

The idea of the game is that you have colored balls that you will have to get into a vase which will have the same color. The physics are well made and easy to understand. The levels you have to complete in order to get achievements can be tricky but all in all it's more like a puzzle book you take out to a holiday which you could complete in a day but might just do a puzzle a day.

Fan of mediocre puzzle games? Get it.
Fan of hard puzzle games? Might want to check a video on youtube about this.
Fan of achievement grinding? Get it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
This is one of those strategic casual games. very challenging at times but very enjoyable figuring out the puzzles. I recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing brain work out.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
A great physics based puzzle game without much randomness.
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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
I purchased this game and finished every puzzle in about 10 hours. Most of this time was spent on the timing puzzles. While the puzzle genre is full of mediocre puzzle games, Obulis is one that is worth playing. The physics behind the game are great and some of the puzzles are truly devilish. As with any puzzler, there isn't much re-playability since once you know how to do a puzzle, well, you know how to do that puzzle.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
This is a long review so if you just want a summary of why I recommend this game skip to Results and read from there.

IonFX makes a fun little puzzle game that produces a special world that combines Newtons three laws with gravity pushing your puzzle solving to the test. With sweet music and pleasant level design Obulis offers a deceivingly peaceful play through.

Gameplay:
After nine fearless hours I have completed Obulis. Obulis is an interesting game, but surely isn’t for everyone. In the category of puzzle games Obulis tests you by using a version of physics without friction to propel, roll, jump, shoot, catapult, and bounce spheres into containers. The levels vary and there are about 152 levels. The level difficulties go from Simple to Master with everything in-between. There is no difficulty setting for the campaign so in a single play-through you will play through a various difficulty settings, which pushes you through a rather smooth difficulty curve. Each section of Obulis has an ULTRA level which unlock after completing challenges throughout the “entire” campaign. These levels push you to the test and completing them unlocks achievements.

Features:
One of my favorite aspects of Obulis is that there is no rating for the puzzles. You either solve a puzzle or fail a puzzle, there is no score. I like this concept, but it essentially means there is no replay value to Obulis as there is nothing to do after you complete the game. The puzzles keep you on your toes, and the slowly getting more difficult challenges keep pushing you to new levels. As you progress through the chapters of the game the not only are the levels changing, but they introduce new concepts: cannons, catapults, ballista, trebuchet, gears, horizontal moving floors, vertical moving floors, and more. These concepts differentiate the puzzles and make each of the levels seem unique rather than repetitive.

Game Issues:
I write a lot about this, but if you love puzzles and like precise timing you will probably get past this quiet easily. My major gripe about this game is that the puzzles are really more based on precise timing rather than finding a solution. You may find the solution on your first attempt, but because you have to time each click perfectly you’ll be sitting there for hours. When I was playing Obulis there were actually times where I went online to look at guides to see if I was solving the puzzle correct only to find out I was, but my clicks were not timed exactly perfect. On some puzzles it gets to the point where it stops being a puzzle game and it becomes more like “Sports Arena” the arcade game made by Sammy USA Corporation where there are lights circling the border and to win prizes you must push a button right as the light next to the prize goes on. If you have never heard of this Arcade Machine you may be able to assume that it’s essentially impossible to win because of how difficult it is to time when to push the button. Obulis presents similar annoyances as “Sports Arena”. Essentially you are just sitting there clicking a button at slightly different times to solve a puzzle you figured out the answer too quite some time ago. One of the other annoyances was that Obulis didn’t always give the same result to the same physical interaction. Sometimes the ball would move slightly differently even though the same exact event was occurring. This “glitch” sometimes resulted in me having to restart even when all the clicks were correct. Luckily if you are worrying during gameplay about whether you solved a puzzle correct and are just timing the clicks wrong there is a way to ease the pain. Go on YouTube and all the puzzles have been solved and made into videos, this can allow you to view if you’re making the mistake or not.

Results:
The tedious timing issues and the minor glitches in the physics engine didn’t take away from Obulis; Obulis is actually a good play through. It offers about seven hours of puzzle solving (about two of the hours I played was with the game on pause while I was out doing other things). I recommend this game if you can get it in the Indie Puzzle Pack for a discount. I would not recommend paying full price for this game as it is essentially something you’d be able to find free elsewhere.

Pros:
+Over 152 different puzzles
+Fun simple puzzles with nice serene music
+Comes in the Indie Puzzle Pack with a few other games
+Puzzles of varying difficulty, not all puzzles have to be solved to complete the game (some of the hardest puzzles can be skipped)
+Very easy controls, only requires a mouse
+Puzzles vary, add new challenges, and increase in variation as you get further in the game.

Cons:
-All the achievements are for completing the Ultra Puzzles
-The game has some flaws in the physics engine
-Most of the puzzles have obvious solutions but require tedious work to correctly time to collisions
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2014
Simple yet awesome indie game. I'ts like Cut the rope but with physics.
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