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BlocksWorld HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on August 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BRICK THE WORLD
BlocksWorld HD is more toy than it is game, but it can be entertaining to mess around with.
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CRUSH! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on June 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUGH PUZZLER
CRUSH! is an intense block-based puzzler that’s best described as Tetris’ evil twin brother.
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Block Fortress Review

By Rob Rich on March 11th, 2013
Oh, Foursaken Media, will you ever release something that *isn't* great?
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Motley Blocks Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLOCK MANIPULATION
Motley Blocks is an interesting take on the "clear the blocks" formula, but it's one that's hampered by a cumbersome menu system and a lack of addictive qualities.
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Dream of Pixels Review

Posted by Rob Rich on November 21st, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Dawn of Play
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0.14
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar

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I was one of those kids who played a lot of Tetris. I mean a lot. So much that I dreamt of falling blocks and line clearing for a while. So it shouldn’t be all that surprising to know that I’ve since gotten rather burned out on the whole thing. Then a game like Dream of Pixels comes out and starts the whole cycle all over again.

The way I’ve been describing Dream of Pixels to everyone I’ve been recommending it to - and it’s been quite a few people - is “similar to Tetris.” Or rather, “It’s Tetris, but upside-down and backwards.” Rather than slotting together blocks that fall from the top of the screen and clearing multiple lines in order to keep from wiping out, players have to remove pieces from a large mass that slowly creeps toward the bottom of the screen. At least, that’s how the main game works. There are several other variants that can be unlocked that are just as habit forming.

Dream of Pixels is one of those puzzle games that’s simply awesome. The core mode goes on and on until there are too many mistakes, and the longer a player can last the better the chances of them unlocking more modes. Granted I’ve yet to unlock the last three variations (Pro, Nightmare, and Shattered Dream) because the main game can get pretty crazy, but I have unlocked Puzzle. Puzzle Mode is practically another game in itself and quite possibly even better than Classic. In this variation there are no time limits but rather blocky images that need to be deconstructed. A specific set of pieces is available in a particular order and the goal is to strategically remove each one in order until the image is gone. It’s kind of like Picross, also backwards.

And yet, with all this awesome Dream of Pixels has two major drawbacks. First, the controls for lining up pieces (dragging) are a bit finicky and can occasionally lead to a few missed opportunities and flubbed withdrawals.
The second and far bigger problem is that any play session of any game type almost always results in a staggering amount of lost time. Seriously, this game is a menace to subway commuters with any intention of getting off at a particular stop.

It’s amazing how fresh a classic puzzle game can feel with a little change in perspective. Dream of Pixels successfully revitalizes one of the most popular styles of puzzle, turns it on its head, and changes the rules while still keeping everything familiar. The sheer addictiveness is more than enough to warrant a purchase but the wealth of bonus modes (especially Puzzle) make it a no-brainer.

Cuboid Free Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLOW & STEADY
The PSN Puzzler makes its way onto iOS with little trouble.
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Blockwick Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on December 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWEET SLIDING
The next step in the evolution of the block sliding puzzler genre.
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Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review

By Jason Wadsworth on December 9th, 2011
Dole out some bone-jarring justice in this action combat game.
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Cybernarium Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on December 5th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT WELL ROUNDED
A 360 degree take on the classic block breaking game, with a futuristic sheen.
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Blockado Mountain Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on August 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLIDE INTO SOME FUN
A beautiful block sliding puzzle game with some interesting mechanical additions to the genre.
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Async Corp. Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on July 4th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GREAT CLEAN FUN
Basic colors and a few smiley faces belie what may just be the most addicting block puzzle game to come out of the App Store in quite some time.
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Drop the Cake!

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on May 11th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SWEET SNACK
Be quick and save the falling deserts in this sweet little treat of a physics puzzler.
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Jet Ball

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Fanguy on March 4th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEDAZZLING BRICK-BREAKING
Jet Ball is a "brick-breaking" clone that takes all the past successes and failures of the “brick-breaking” genre and establishes a new standard, shattering the bricks of it’s predecessors.
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Reflexion

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Billy Miller on May 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RETRO-TWIST BLISS
Reflexion by Trileet stands out among a huge group of Breakout clones on the App Store. A few have shaken up the formula with 3-D perspectives and circular paddle paths, but this game takes things a step further.
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EDGE

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on March 4th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
EDGE is a stylishly simplistic platformer in which you navigate a series of dynamic levels, trying to guide your cube to the end. It's a challenging game, but a rewarding one, and the latest update adds plenty of new value—seventeen levels worth, to
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