As with most games, the farther a player advances in Split Ball, the more challenging the levels become. Therefore, the upper levels of the game are more challenging than the lower levels.
Split Ball challenges players to use their reflexes and make tactical decisions to fill 75 percent of the walls in each level. Players swipe to create separator blocks to fill in sections of the wall. If the ball hits the separator block, the player loses a life. As the players advance in the game, the levels become harder and the player has to move faster and more strategically to avoid letting the balls hit the split.