How to Play Filler

Filler is a free online strategy game

Filler is a fun time waster game where the goal is to fill up 2/3 of the screen with the filler balls you make while avoiding the bouncy balls. Once you've taken over the screen, you'll clear the level and go onto the next.

As you move through the levels, you'll see more bouncy balls and a limited number of filler balls you can create.

Filler game
What We Like
  • Very easy to learn how to play.

  • Super addictive.

  • Includes music.

What We Don't Like
  • It's easy to get bored after a while.

How Much Time You Can Waste With Filler

Filler has the potential to waste a ton of your time! This game has over 100 levels, and since they get increasingly more difficult, you'll use up lots of time trying to beat your friends.

This time waster has the potential to be played for weeks or even months.

How to Play Filler

It's really easy to get the grasp of it.

  1. Visit Kongregate to play Filler.

    Adobe Flash is required to play this game. However, most browsers don't let you use Flash any more, and thus most sites hosting Filler no longer work. One thing you can try is to follow the directions in the link above to install SuperNova, which is supposed to enable gameplay.

  2. Click-and-hold the mouse button to create a big white filler ball. The longer you hold down, the bigger your filler ball will get.

  3. Release the mouse to fully create your ball before a bouncy ball touches it.

    Watch out though, because the small bouncy balls will pop your filler ball while you're filling it.

  4. Continue creating more filler balls until the screen is 2/3 full of filler balls and you complete the level. The current level will end automatically when you reach 2/3 of the screen.

At the top of the screen is a percentage of the screen that's filled with filler balls, how much time you have left, how many filler balls you are still able to create, and how many lives you have. All these will be figured into your final score.

Filler Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tips and tricks we've discovered while playing this game:

  • Move the mouse around to avoid the bouncy balls as you make your filler ball. This will increase the likelihood that you'll find a good spot to drop it even while you're making it larger. (This will take some fine-tuned hand-eye coordination!)
  • You can trap the bouncy balls beneath piles of your filler balls, as well as in the corner of the screen below a large filler ball. As long as they're trapped, they won't be able to destroy any filler balls you're creating.
  • If you have a good number of filler balls that you can create, you can make these filler balls in the empty spaces between your existing filler balls. Since you're essentially making trapped filler balls, they are safe from the bouncy balls.
  • Get your first filler ball as big as you can. You have tons of open space to make it large, so take advantage of that first one.
  • If you have extra filler balls to spare, consider using a few smaller ones to push the bouncy balls out of your way to make room for you to grow a bigger filler ball.
  • Use the bouncy balls to your advantage by letting them move your balls around the screen. Once they've done their job, you can use the empty spaces they create to make more filler balls.
  • Even if you lose the game, you can submit your score to compete with others.
  • Keep track of how many lives and balls you have left! You can't return to checkpoints in this game, so if you lose, you have to repeat all of those levels again.

What We Think About Filler

We really are addicted to Filler. We love getting the bouncy balls trapped and then making an easy time of creating more filler balls.

It's a challenging game and we have a tough time making it out of the levels in the high 20s. However, as much fun as it is, once you've reached those levels, it gets rather redundant and can easily become boring.

That said, after years of discovering Filler, it's still a favorite that we keep coming back to time after time.

Other Games Like Filler

If you like Filler, you might enjoy other time-wasters like Falling Sand Game and Acrobots. These are just a few other addictive games that stretch your strategic planning muscles.

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