Block You: Written iPad App Review
Love classic games like Tetris and Bejweled? Then the Block You app from developer Skejo Studios is just the app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS requirement to be determined
When you initially load Block You, you will be presented with the following options: “Timed” game mode, “Marathon” game mode, and “2 Player” game mode. You can also access the latest news, keep track of your scores, view other games from the developer, and configure your preferred game settings. With the “Timed” game mode, you are allotted a certain amount of time (90 seconds) to match the most matching color pairs as you can. With the “Marathon” game mode you keep matching pairs and try to rack up as much points as you can without maxing out your board space. With the “2 Player” game mode, you can challenge others and show off your matching skills.
To play, you will be presented with color pairs (not always matching) one at a time and you can flip the appearance by tapping on the color pair before you launch them onto the board. To launch them on to the board, you will just perform an upward swiping motion with your fingertip. You will need to match two pairs of the same color in order to make them disappear and clear up more space on the board. Certain combos mean extra points, and if you ever need a little assistance, you can use in game currency to help you get back into the game.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall appearance of Block You is pretty decent. It is a relatively simple game with a universal concept, so fancy graphics and amazing animation is not necessary. What it does have to offer is substantial enough, and the bright colors enhance the overall game play. The movement sensitivity is spot on and there are brief instructions provided upon initial launch of the game so that the user can get a better idea of how the game is played.
There are a few random ads displayed, but not enough to actually serve as a distraction.
Since Block You is offered for free, you really can’t get a better deal than this. Think of a game pack where all games are available for play for free, not like other game apps where you start with one and then have to make in app purchases to unlock other levels or game play. The fact that it also has a multiplayer mode is another huge plus, and for those who can’t get enough of the game in single player mode can also challenge their friends and family to battle it out with them to their heart’s content.
Block You Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 5/5]
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