Brickies Review
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Brickies Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on May 27th, 2015
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FRESH TAKE
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Brickies offers some fresh twists on a potentially tired formula.

Developer: Noodlecake Studios
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Brick-busting Arkanoid style games are nothing new, yet Brickies feels more fresh than most. Offering a few new tricks up its sleeve goes a long way to enticing you into carrying on playing.

The key change to Brickies is how missing a shot doesn’t mean game over. Instead, it deactivates the ball, leaving it useless until you bounce it back again with one of your paddles. You have two paddles - one on either side of the screen - which respond in the same manner throughout. The focus is less on keeping your ball in play, and more on getting things done quickly, with each level offering a fairly tight time limit on things.

That leads to a fairly fast-paced and enjoyable experience. The only thing that slows Brickies is its reliance on adverts. You can watch a long advert to get extra time during a level, but you also get adverts at regular points between stages. Brickies could do with an in-app purchase option for impatient types to circumvent it. Also, ocassionally, some stages are overly reliant on luck rather than skill, a common issue for the genre.

Regardless, Brickies is mostly a blast. You’ve played things like it before, but it offers enough to make you come back for more.

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