Jiggy Blocks is a block jigsaw game (Tetris) released by fxspec06.
“Jiggy Blocks is a jigsaw spinning port which includes many variations of the famous old-school arcade game. Featuring retro graphics, cheesy music, and classic gameplay, this is the game you want to buy to get your old school block crunching needs fulfilled. Classic game modes such as Marathon and Sprint are included, along with many more from various jiggy games over the years.”
This game is basically a clone of various types of Tetris games that have been available over the last few years.
There are several modes available to play, and these often have various level of difficulty available. Modes include 1988 Mega Tetra version, 1989 NES Tetra and a 2006 Tetra DS version.
Gameplay wise, depending on the mode your select will be the Tetris that your remember and love. As you rotate the falling blocks into the right locations to build a solid wall that will allow the lines to disappear as you advance.
The game is controlled by using a virtual d pad and three virtual keys to rotate and hold the falling blocks. The controls are small and not always responsive. There game does allow for keyboard control as well, which is a little better.
Strangely, for all the game modes available, the game is lacking in preferences and does not even have a pause button or a way to quit the current game and return to the main menu.
The graphics are your standard retro fair, looking like the original. The music is an interesting mix on the original tune, but soon becomes repetitive and annoying.
On the upside:
- Fast and Fun gameplay.
- Simple, but great design.
- A retro classic with lots of modes.
On the downside:
- Controls are small and a tap off by a centimetre could ruin your game.
- The backgrounds on some stage do clash with the game board a little too much.
- You will soon find yourself reaching for the volume buttons to get rid of the music.
Overall, this is good conversion of a classic game. There are lots of game modes and a lot to recommend the game on, however, it is sadly let down by the controls and other mini issues. With a few tweaks and improvements this game could be a must have for Touchpad owners looking for some classic retro entertainment.
Size: 20.3 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.79
Link: Jiggy Blocks – fxspec06