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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Bashi Blocks review (iOS)

Bashi Blocks by Icon Games Entertainment

This seems to be a mixture of breakout, the old game of rebounding a ball off a paddle to break squares, (that'll be soccer to you Americans).

There is a goal you must get the ball through. There is another paddle protecting it, which will disappear after you break enough blocks. Along with this there are enemies that shoot at you. I imagine this game was made by taking breakout and adding anything that might make it more complex or difficult. I'm not big into breakout, buy even I can see the appeal of this game.

In playing it, the controls are a little clunky, and the paddle is directly under the finger which is always a black mark in my books. However the game runs well enough and neither of there hinder the gameplay in any significant way.

The game comes with a level editor, which in this type of game goes a long way having user-created levels. It can be difficult to use if you have large fingers, but it functions alright.

The music isn't anything special, but it's fitting and well made. Same goes for graphics, although some a little small for my liking.

It isn't the type of game that could hold you for hours unless your a real fan of breakout, but it could easily hold me attention and ease boredom for 30 minutes at a time.

Graphics: 75%
Sound: 60%
Control: 55%
Longevity: 80%
Fun: 80%

Review by:
Joshua "Arro" Paul Merrick,

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