By Kieffer Bros.
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There is a place with lots of blocks. It's called Blockwick
The blocks here are all different shapes and colors and have mysterious symbols on them. Everything is mixed up, but when you place same-colored blocks next to each other, their symbols glow! Organize the blocks to bring light and order to this world.
From the creators of Aqueduct, Orba, and Monster Soup comes an intriguing new slider-puzzle called Blockwick.
Check out Blockwick 101 and play through 48 puzzles for free before buying the full version.
What's New in Version 1.1
• You are now rewarded for finding all the moon pearls!
• Play any puzzle anytime!
• Snazzy new icon
• 4-inch Retina screen support!!
MY FAVORITE APP, BUT...
There is a fine line separating "fun" and "tedium". I went through the entire game twice--the second time to collect pearls, for which I was rewarded another level. I can do these puzzles for days on end, except for puzzle 13-10 which is not a brain stumper...it's just sheer boredom. A waste of my time, because it's obvious that if you fill the playing area with black, there's no place to go in anything but quarter inch increments. Booooorrrrrring. I've been working on it for about four days, again, not because it's challenging, but because I can only get inspired to work on it for about ten minutes a day. Please don't make the sequal in this mold. You'll have an automatic loser.
A simple puzzler with depth
When I picked this one up I was reluctant to pay more than $.99 for an iOS game. A year-and-a-half later, and I still come back to Blockwick now and again. Most iOS games last a month, tops, on my phone, but this is one of the few with a permanent spot in my games folder.
The puzzles start out really easy, but they get hard, fast. The sounds and colors are pleasing and reward you for keeping at it. Sometimes, when I'm stuck, I have to give my brain a week to recover so I can look at the puzzle with a fresh perspective. You can pick this game back up after a break and it won't punish you.
This is one of my favorites. I can't recommend it enough.
Best of class
Somehow the twist on the standard sliding block mechanism that Blockwick has makes this game fabulous rather then as mundane as I find the typical game of this type to be. Combine that with lovely graphics, fantastic sound, and the usual Kieffer Bros. attention to detail (I love how the level indicators in the menu gradually increases in brightness as more puzzles in that level are solved). Finally throw in 240 addictive and sometimes maddening puzzles to solve. If there is another sliding block game as good as this on the App Store I would like to know so I can smash the buy button.
For me Kieffer Bros. equals insta-buy!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 12, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 12.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kieffer Bros., LLC
- © Kieffer Bros., LLC 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.