Thingy Blox HD is a block matching game with a difference released by FDG Entertainment.
To be honest when I was looking at this game for a possible review and saw the screen shots I was not going to bother, as it looked like just another block matching game. One of hundreds in the app store, then I spotted the video and had a look, after watching that I decided to review it.
The game is a block matching game, but the twist is that it will ask you to click on blocks with a certain type of image in it, so you not only have to try and get several blocks together, but also have a image in them that is asked for.
For example, you will be asked to click on a face, flower, sports item or number.
This makes things more interesting as it mixes a “spot the item” game with the matching blocks one, and it works surprisingly well.
The game has several modes, from the standard time limited challenge, to a strategy (clear the screen is the least number of moves) and even a pass play mode for multiplayer with another person.
The game is controlled by tapping a block with the icon asked for in the question box.
The graphics are good with the icons on the block well drawn. I found music a little loud and repetitive after a while.
On the upside:
- Fun to play.
- Interesting mix of gameplay.
On the downside:
- The menu user interface is not great, and you can end up playing the tutorial in how to play, then playing it again when you press play.
- Not universal (yet)
- Landscape only.
Overall, I enjoyed playing this game and it works well. The different modes will give it a bit of longevity. I feel if the user interface outside the game was tweaked and maybe if the two player mode was tweaked to no move over to the next player unless a set area of the screen was pressed outside the grid area, then this could become a must have application.
Size: 18.8 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.79