Block Break 3 Unlimited HD is a Breakout style arcade games and is released by Gameloft.
This game is very much in the style of Breakout games of the past, but with some interesting twists in design and lots to do and unlock.
To start with the game is fairly locked down, with only the main game open to play in the Neon Rose, however, as you play the game more new areas and game modes become unlocked. There are 7 levels each with around 12 stages (including boss battle). There are several modes to unlock including Time Attack, Survival, Boss Rush etc. These are unlocked by collecting gifts that drop in the main game.
The gameplay is your standard bat and ball game. Make sure that you return the bouncing ball with you bat, else if will go off the bottom of the screen and most of the time this will mean you will lose one of your three lives.
The game has you moving from screen to screen to complete a level by unlocking and getting you ball to hit the star at the end of the level. Sometimes moving up a screen is simple, like killing a monster or hitting the right area of the screen. Sometimes it is tricky, with you having to lock a number of balls into place on screen to open the barrier.
The game is controlled are done either by tilt control or touching the left and right sides of the screen. Depending on any powerups you may need to tap the bat to release a ball etc.
The sound and graphics are nice, but nothing really stands out.
On the upside:
- Fast and Fun gameplay.
- Lots of power ups.
- Interesting mix on the “Breakout” game design.
On the downside:
- Not universal.
- Controls could do with a tweak.
- Occasional slow down.
Overall, I enjoyed this game. I have fond memories of Breakout and Arcanoid, and this game brings them flooding back. The game play is great with all the usual multi-balls and bat lasers. This game really does feel like Breakout for the 21st century.
Size: 30.8 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.59