By Paul Burkey
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BoXiKoN has been a popular Mac action puzzler game for some years now and is finally available for iPhone/iPod Touch! The game is very easy to learn; it will be love at first play! Simply rotate and place shapes into the grid to form solid connecting lines across or down. The solid lines are cleared leaving space to continue! Use your skills of organization and planning to ensure you never run out of space! Sounds easy? Give it a go!
Compete against others on the online High Score table!
The pure "minimal" puzzle gameplay is reminiscent of Tetris, but the game is more of a brain teaser than a fast paced arcade game. If you enjoy Bejeweled, Trism, thinking games like Sudoku, or my other game CornerChaos, you're sure to enjoy this too!
- Very simple to learn
- 20 Levels to work through
- Relaxed Mode (Take your time!)
- Up to 74 different shapes!
- Online Score Tracking and World Tables.
- Auto-save and auto-continue
- Uses multi touch for rotations.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
Updated for iPad and Retina devices.
Updated graphics and interface.
Improvements, Fixes, and Tweaks.
One of the coolest Amiga/PC/Mac puzzlers makes it to the iPhone!
UPDATE: Stoked to see my favorite of the Shoecake games get revisited!
Paul Burkey took Tetris' basic "line clearing" gameplay mechnic and spun it on it's head! Pieces aren't falling from the top but going into boxes below so you can decide which piece to place first. It is no longer about just making horizonatal lines as you can make vertical lines across the game play area as well. Coolest yet, IMHO, is that the pieces get nastier and nastier in later levels (right when free space is at a premium you'll start seein more 5+ block pieces). I even love how if you group enough same colored pieces in a clump they become gem pieces worth big points when cleared! My only whine is that I hope in updates Paul will put back in the bonus for clearing a line all of one color like he had in the computer versions.
Addictive near perfection
Excellent graphics, fun gameplay, every bit as addictive as Tetris. The only request I would have would be to have separate high-score modes for Easy/Norm/Hard/Relaxed modes. I shouldn't have to try to beat my Relaxed high score in Hard mode. Otherwise, I find myself playing the SNOT out of this game. Excellently done.
Update: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! Definitely glad to see this game get updated graphics. Good update. Wish Paul would put back the little numbers when the blocks clear just to get a sense of the points I'm scoring (minor nit). Still wishing the high scores would designate which mode you were in (hard, easy, relaxed,etc) so I can see how I did in the various modes. Great mechanics. This and DropZap2 can get me through any line at the DMV. Well done.
Love this game on my iPad. But now transferring everything to a Mini and it does not work. The game loads mist fine but it does not recognize the touch to move the pieces.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 19, 2012
- Version: 1.2.3
- Size: 11.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Paul Burkey
- © 2001-2012 Paul Burkey
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.