Developer: Nexus Game Studio
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★½
Replay Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Fast paced and occasionally frantic, Blitz Block Robo is a pretty entertaining way to pass the time. It’s just unfortunate that it’s let down by an inaccurate control system that all too often slows the player down during a pivotal moment.

blitzblockrobo8blitzblockrobo4The idea is one that’s often been used before: a series of colored blocks are placed on the screen and it’s down to the player to clear them. This is done through tapping on bundles of three or more, causing them to vanish, as well as rewarding the player with some hard earned points. Blitz Block Robo offers something a little different, though. Its control method enables players to use a finger to fling a block across the screen. This doesn’t offer the ultimate control, given that the block only stops when it hits another cube or the level’s walls, but it’s an important maneuver for those aiming for the best scores.

Speed, as ever, is vital for success here. There’s a strict time limit for all the modes, with things proving particularly frantic on Hard. Besides the timer on screen another bar indicates the percentage of progress until the next level, with things increasing in difficulty the longer one plays. The presence of other blocks begin to play a role, too, with bomb blocks causing plenty of havoc, plus glitch blocks that can turn a failing game around.

blitzblockrobo7blitzblockrobo2Blitz Block Robo only really suffers from one major flaw. As mentioned, the controls can be a little unresponsive. While tapping on the blocks to clear them is speedy enough, flicking the shapes from side to side can be a little temperamental. It’s something that’s particularly noticeable when there’s hardly any time left and things are pretty intense.

Despite that issue, though, Blitz Block Robo is rarely anything less than excellent fun. It’s a great game to jump into for short bursts, but don’t be surprised if those 5 minute sessions turn into hour long high score chasing battles.

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