App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Gameplay - 9.5/109.5/10
- Replay Value - 10/1010/10
- Originality - 8/108/10
Minicades Mobile has built an addictive new puzzle game in the spirit of Tetris and the ever popular children’s toy, wooden building blocks, called Woodblox Puzzle.
There’s something satisfying about assembling blocks in the most compact way possible and being rewarded with disappearing rows so that the arranging can continue. This truth is obvious with the fact that Tetris remains popular even today. Minicades Mobile has taken this concept that shaped it in a new, engaging way with Woodblox Puzzle. The app for Android and iOS takes out the stress of both the timer and the falling pieces, allowing for a more enjoyable experience for the causal gamer as players can start and stop anytime and also take the time to strategically think out their moves. The gameplay in Woodblox Puzzle is smooth, challenging, and casual by design. Block are no longer slaves to digital gravity, but can instead be plugged in anywhere that’s available in the 10X10 grid that players view from a bird’s eye perspective. By doing this the game removes stress and adds more strategy compared to its predecessors.
Visually, Woodblox Puzzle has a sleek wood themed interface. Players can select between light or dark wood for day and nighttime playing. The app is easy to navigate and comes together quite well thematically. There are banner ads that run at the top of the screen, but these are far from intrusive. On top of this, for the reasonable price of $0.99, players can remove the ads and support the developers. All in all the graphics are cohesive, simple, and beautiful. The three choices of songs the game offers are calming and non-intrusive. The app gives the option of this pleasant background noise, but players can also of course just mute the music and sound effects.
The game provides great replay value as the rounds can be quick or long depending on the amount of thought players put into their placement of blocks, as well as a bit of chance as far as what comes up to be used. Woodblox Puzzle generates twenty unique block shapes that range from convenient low point blocks—1X1 block (10 points)—to difficult to 4X4 double wide crosses (1,200 points). There is also a collection of inconvenient shapes that make for quite the challenge as far as placing them goes. Combos greatly increase player scores but take quite a bit of strategy and set up to take advantage of. Further adding to the replay value is the fact that there are both achievements to obtain and a leader board to top.
Overall, Woodblox Puzzle is sleek, simple, and satisfying. The game is easy to play, difficult to master, and hard to put down. It fit to fill the place of time killer on mobile devices as it remains satisfying to play even after several hours.
Woodblox Puzzle – Exercise your brain everyday with Woodblox puzzle! Woodblox Puzzle is a new addictive puzzle game with unique block shapes, higher scores and more rewards. Place blocks and clear the play area by completing lines horizontally or vertically. Build a high score by connecting shapes together on a 1010 grid. Relax and calculate each move slowly or match lines fast to receive huge bonus score multipliers! Excellent x 2 bonus. Spectacular x 4 bonus. Incredible x 8 bonus. Unbelievable x 12 bonus. Completing lines of challenging blocks has never been more fun, Woodblox Puzzle is an addictive puzzle game that will keep you entertained for hours. Remember playing fast will multiply your scores.
- Challenging Gameplay
- Ads and in-App Purchases
- Sleek, Thematic Interface
- 20 Different shapes