Bang-On Balls: Chronicles Reviews

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is ranked in the 91st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Liked-a-lot
May 25, 2024

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles was a very nice platforming surprise. With huge open levels filled with things to do and places to explore, it’s hard not to be impressed by the game’s presentation. Things are a little let down by the game’s shallow combat, but I can’t deny that I had a lot of fun playing through this game. Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is an ideal pick if you’re looking for an instant pick-up and play platforming experience just to get lost in for a few gaming sessions. Throw in the ability to play with friends and you also may have a game night game to enjoy too. Don’t let this one roll on by, take a look and if nothing else add it to your wishlist. For many players, video games are just about having fun, and Bang-on Balls certainly achieves that.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
7 / 10
Nov 22, 2023

Bang-On Balls Chronicle is a well designed 3D platformer that has plenty to keep you occupied and benefits from really good level design but its puerile sense of humour isn't as edgy or funny as it thinks it is and often holds the game back. I would have liked a little more complexity in the controls and challenging trophies that required mastering them rather than the 'LOL random' ones included. Maybe that makes me a grumpy old man but I would still recommend taking these balls out for a spin. Um, oo-er matron etc.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is a wonderful 3d platformer, with dense and creative worlds to explore and loads of cosmetics to try on.

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10 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls gets our highest recommendation, with no caveats. The worlds are huge, the game is beautiful, the action is fun, the secrets are deep. With a ton of interesting activities, intriguing puzzles, and cool stuff to collect, Bang-On Balls feels like developer Exit Plan threw in everything, including the kitchen sink. This is new benchmark for action-exploration-bouncing-combat-platformer games.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 19, 2023

Bang on Balls: Chronicles is a fun game that should provide you with hours of laughter. Playing solo I managed to knock it over fairly promptly, but I think if you were a completionist it would take substantially longer. Give it a shot, you may be surprised just how much you enjoy Bang on Balls: Chronicles.

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Ben Sellwood
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2024

I cannot express any more admiration for this title. It set out to provide comedic adventure action that draws inspiration from the games that the developers loved growing up. This title succeeds on every level in providing a well rounded and stellar experience that just keeps on giving.

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75 / 100
Oct 12, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles offers engaging and challenging gameplay that captivates players, resulting in the feeling of wanting to play more. The diversity of maps and collectibles add depth to the game, encouraging character exploration and customization. However, the lack of clarity in objectives can be confusing for players, while issues with the camera detract from the experience.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
9.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is a true return to classic collect-a-thons, there is just too much to do. Complete the quests, get cosmetics, gather collectibles, get cosmetics, destroy the world, get cosmetics... and then look good while doing it, too.

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Oct 10, 2023

You wouldn't expect a game called Bang-On Balls: Chronicles to be as epically fun as it is and I'm very happy that this indie gem exists.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2023

This is a destructible, semi-open world where you can run (er, roll) around smashing things to your heart’s content. That may not be enough to fully redeem Bang-On Balls: Chronicles, but it’s at least enough to make it fun in doses – even if it’s not as fun as I would’ve hoped.

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85%
Oct 10, 2023

Bangingly good is how I describe Bang-On Balls: Chronicles!

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7 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2023

This sandbox platformer has a distinct style but its freedom and lack of structure also tended to make it easy to put down

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is this simple yet ultimate combination of the right elements of sandbox platforming. It’s loads of fun, be it solo or cooperatively, and there’s plenty of unique objectives and challenges to tackle as well as solidly crafted boss fights. It’s a beautiful and large-scale sandbox that offers a banger of a time for everyone.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles has its shortcomings, but when ball's said and done, it's a fun short romp.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is a very enjoyable sandbox platformer that easily offers dozens of hours of fun. If you are looking for something in the style of Mario games, but on platforms other than Nintendo then you can definitely take a look here.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2023

The concept may be clear; That's too simple for words. Graphically and audio-wise, the game doesn't really know which direction it wants to go. Objects are sharp, yet angular. Bars, for example, is round, but you still see straight shapes, so it does not look round. Floors look blurry, but still quite superficial. Light should provide extra details, but the color transitions do not. The same can also be said in terms of audio. You hear sounds, but what is it actually? Music? Or simply some sound effects? The game lacks a bit of direction on every level. The depth could also have been better. This platformer just doesn't cut it in that regard. It is actually a great game offline and online, with which you can get quite a few hours of entertainment. However, it never really becomes very interesting, so the game does not score much more than adequate.

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5 / 10
Oct 4, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is silly, immature, and willing to laugh at itself for the sake of fun. It's a nice introduction to open world games for someone that's never played one, offering several unique settings and an accessible battle system. Despite its offerings though, it fails to live up to other contenders in the genre, especially when it comes to keeping the player hooked for long periods of time. Chances are if you beat it, you'll quickly roll along to the next thing instead of sticking around.

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Recommended
Oct 3, 2023

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles is a riot of a game. It might not be as flashy as those big-budget titles, but it's got heart and creativity in spades.

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