- The 'create your own pathway' element is very clever.
- Excellent retro art and music.
- Level editor creating limitless content.
- Very troublesome controls.
- Popping into block mode constantly breaks the flow of the game.
A neat idea with good presentation plagued by bad controls. Your mileage may vary.
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Puzzle platformers take many shapes but it's nice to see one that advocates creating your own pathways. The goal is out of reach, and for some reason our little protagonist Bit needs to find his way there. What is one to do? Luckily the omnipotent player has the ability to travel into block mode, pop down some platformers ripe for the jumping to allow Bit to travel on his merry way.
OK, so the player isn't completely omnipotent. Each level you have a handful of blocks of different varieties to play with, and if you happen to place one in the wrong spot, you'd best restart the level as there doesn't seem to be a way to remove block placement. The controls have their issues too. The buttons are easy to miss, especially when a crucial jump needs to be made quickly (as later on some blocks disappear on a timer). Not only that but there doesn't seem to be any weight to the jumping. Movement feels very loose and while you can get the hang of things fairly easily, coupled with the missed button presses, the whole experience just felt very jumbled.
Also the constant pausing of the game to go into block mode can be disruptive. It's good that they were trying something different as most puzzle games have you set your pieces in motion before you start the level, and this gives a more personal and 'on the ground' feel, but it can be jarring ,especially when you're not sure of exactly where you're traveling, so a misplaced block leads to yet another restart.
So with excellent retro presentation and catchy music, coupled with a level editor for limitless content, the missteps that Block Hopper makes end up being quite depressing. With a little more thought and polish, we'd have a fantastic new take on the puzzle platformer here. Then again, the control and game issues could be a purely subjective experience here and as a gamer, this might give you exactly what you're looking for.
Description"BlockHopper by Green Pixel is an awesome 2-D puzzle platformer game that should be on every iPhone." - appadvice.com
"If you love these type of puzzle/platform games then this is a no-brainer because of the endless levels possibilities." - iphonegameruk.co.uk
Help the spunky and optimistic robot, Bit, avoid certain doom by placing Blocks in this exciting 2D puzzle/platformer! Place them wisely as you run, hop, and think your way to the Goal!
Inspired by the great platformers of yesteryear, Bit will have to use moving platforms, conveyor belts, springboards, disappearing blocks, and switches that activate different kinds of gates.
Travel with Bit through 35 levels spread over 6 different themes. Each theme features a different song by the excellent Starship Amazing!
Do you find our levels too easy and know you can do better? Go for it! We've included a full-featured level editor so you can upload and share your own levels. Sorting options and filters make it easy to play levels created by your favorite user!
The perfect mix of platformer and puzzle game!
Fantastic pixel art!
Awesome soundtrack by Starship Amazing!
User created levels!
The LITE version contains the first 12 levels! Upgrade to the full version to unlock all of our levels, play user-made levels, and create your own with the level editor!
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