Graphics: 4.25/5 iPod Videowise, I guess you could call these graphics stunning. The pipe can you bounce your ball up and down has some great looking textures and color, really drawing you into the game a hell of a lot. Really nice.
Sound: 2/5 There is so little sound to be heard, it's almost not there. You can hear the bricks when you hit them, and when it bounces off your paddle, but that's virtually it. There's nothing there. But again, like all iPod Video games, you can play your music while playing this game.
Control: 4.75/5 Very innovative and original idea. You control the paddle around the pipe with the click wheel, and bounce the ball off at the blocks. Very cool idea, although at times, the paddle gets stuck.
Fun: 4/5 Vortex is a pretty decent game. The game trods along extremely slow at first, taking what seems forever to beat a single level, but after the first 5-10 levels, it speeds up, and gets even more fun. It's not the best game iTunes has to offer, but it is pretty good. I'd say it's worth the $5.