The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot Review
- Challenging, endless skill-based platforming.
- Unlockable characters; unique features that add a spin on the gameplay.
- Optional tilt-controls for large-handed gamers.
- Double-jumping feels inconsistent; occasionally jumps on releasing the button.
The Blocks Cometh has finally arrived in all of its true glory and instead of simply aping the free Flash version that spawned it, Halfbot have added some fun challenges thanks to their unlockable characters.
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Don't mind the déjà-vu, it's not just you - we've been here before... quite literally; though this time The Blocks Cometh has been released by its original creators from Halfbot. However the developers aren't without their sense of humor and what started out as a relatively simple, yet fun Flash game, has bloomed in to a collaborative work that has partnered up several companies in an effort to create something wonderful.
Much like The Incident from late last year, you'll need to avoid falling blocks while constantly climbing over them in order to survive. It's a vicious cycle that's made all the easier thanks to being able to destroy blocks in your way and basic platforming controls that allow you to wall-slide or double-jump further up. Annoyingly, the vertical orientation can make using the d-pad a difficult proposition on the smaller iOS devices, however tilt-controls are available and with a bit of practice you can flip your way across the screen like it was second nature.
Progression in the game is rewarded with unlockable characters, with each one featuring unique attacks, jumps and speeds that can drastically affect how you play the game. The inclusion of two characters from League of Evil is not only amusing, but they provide a great change in style thanks to their melee attacks. Those who own League of Evil will also soon be able to play a level pack based on The Blocks Cometh, bringing the circle to a close.
Giving each character a unique style adds a lot of replayability, though players are likely to pick a character that feels best for them and stick with it as the ultimate goal is to go as high as possible. Attempting to beat your record and unlock various achievements may not remain fun forever, but The Blocks Cometh is still a great pickup for those who enjoy challenge-based platformers.
Description***Mashable.com TOP 10 iOS games of 2011!!!
***Edge Magazine's Top 50 must play iOS games!!!
***Nominated for a 2011 IMGA award for best casual game!!!
"4.5/5 Editors Choice Award: The Blocks Cometh resides at the bottom of the App Store pricing structure, and it’s worth far more than the $0.99 Halfbot is asking for it" - Gamerpro.com
"4/5 : The Blocks Cometh has style to spare, a superb tone, and a lot to share..." -TouchArcade.com
"4/5 : The Blocks Cometh easily ranks up there with the best of the best." -GameZebo
"3/4 : Super addictive gameplay" -SlideToPlay
"4/5: Challenging, endless skill-based platforming." -Appspy.com
"Pixel art? Chiptunes? The Blocks Cometh is retro-fantastic!" -noDpad
"4/5: If you love games with a retro aesthetic, you’ll absolutely love The Blocks Cometh" -148apps.com
"for $0.99, it’s something every iPhone gamer should own!" -iPhoneAlley
The world is being destroyed. Help Blockman and his friends to survive as long as you can. Run, jump, and shoot and climb to top your highest score in this endless vertical climber. The Blocks Cometh is a game about dodging and climbing an endless series of falling blocks.
Featuring guest characters like Mr.Destructoid, the one and only Jim Sterling and The Agent from League of Evil. Plus so much More!
Amazing original soundtrack by indie music sensations Hyperduck Soundworks!!