Blosics is a puzzle game released by FDG Entertainment.
The idea of the game is simple, you are given a screen with a number of blocks on a platform. You then have a launch circle from which you can fire your balls at the blocks. The landscape can play a key part of the puzzle.
The game starts off easy with the blocks placed so they will easily be knocked off the screen. You will start to encounter different blocks that can be larger and heavier, or even small blocks stuck together. Other elements are added as make this task even more complex (including gravity, water currents, ice and blocks that repulse others.
The level has a points limit to achieve, points are awarded as blocks are destroyed or put out of play. The balls cost a number of points to launch, so as you try to weaken a block structure you can go in the minus figures until the structure collapses and you are awarded points. So you have to be a little tactical in your use of balls as a huge ball may cost 20 points to fire, but a small heavy ball may be only 8 points.
As you gain more stars new areas will be unlocked and new balls with different powers will become available (13 in all.) You will need to complete all the levels on a world to progress, but you will more than likely have gained a special ball to retry the skipped level by that point.
Blosics offers one hundred and twenty levels of gameplay, with the promise of more free content, which is a lot more than other games offers. There are four starting worlds with different environments and effects to complicate your quest to get rid of the blocks.
The game is controlled by dragging your finger around the launch circle, placing the ball and then pulling back to launch it.
The graphics and sound are good. The sounds of the blocks complaining and mocking you is a nice touch.
On the upside:
- Well designed puzzle game.
- Fun to play.
- Easy to get one star, but to get them all taxes the brain sometimes.
On the downside:
- At times too many balls to select from to know which one will work best on the level.
- Not Universal – iPad version is a seperate purchase for £1.99.
- Difficulty seems to go up and down, with a level on World 3 being easier than some World 1 puzzles.
Overall, this is a fun and enjoyable puzzle game. There are lots of levels to play and new balls to unlock the way. If you like your physics based puzzlers then Blosics is well worth a look, you will certainly gets your moneys worth out of the 69p purchase price.
Size: 39.7 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.69