Blip Blup Review
- Elegant touch controls.
- Resonant sound effects.
- Simple but ingenious.
- The name is fun to say.
- Could be a tad simple for some.
Blip Blup is an enjoyable fill-the-grid puzzle game with slick visuals and effective sound design.
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Sometimes, one tap is all it takes.
Well ok, often it takes more than one tap. But one of the goals of the amusingly named block puzzler Blip Blup is to fill up each stage's tiles with colour in as few taps as possible. Upon tapping any tile, a blast of colour will shoot out in all directions, surging forward until it is blocked by a corner or barrier
There's a preview function to help you out while you're still learning the ropes. Before releasing your finger from the screen, the tiles within your area of effect are highlighted, allowing allowing you to pause and plan before you commit to any touch. Due to their simplicity, the early level don't really highlight the usefulness of this function. But when the game starts introducing tiles with different properties such as the arrows, or the dreaded skulls, these glimpses into the future become invaluable.
While the colouring action is taking place on a very minimal, low-key backdrop, , the sound effects create joy with their blipping and blupping. The music is essentially a synth drone, but never intrudes upon the experience.
Overall, Blip Blup is a simple and enjoyable puzzle game that is not looking to break new ground, but instead delivers a pleasant experience for genre fans. Though it's not going to change the world, it's a worthy blip on our radar.
DescriptionBLIP BLUP is an addictive conundrum of coloration that will consume your thoughts and occupy your dreams.
"It's a game that feels familiar, though I'm certain I've never played anything like it." - Kotaku
"An ideal mobile game" - The Verge
"A hypnotically-addictive puzzle" - The Guardian
"A very good puzzler for abstract visual thinkers" - Maclife
"It’s simple, challenging, and just beautiful." - AppAdvice
You must carefully consider each move in order to fill every tile with color - 140+ perplexing puzzles await your brainpower.
* Tap a tile to start a pulse of color which spreads outwards.
* Color all tiles in as few pulses as possible.
* Carefully place each pulse relative to walls and other obstacles.
* Game-changing "trick" tiles alter your pulse’s path, so think ahead to succeed.
Adapt your thinking to overcome 10 different packs of challenges. Compete with your friends to see who can three-star every level and climb the leaderboards to become the BLIP master.
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140+ BRAIN BUSTING PUZZLES
All magnificently adorned with a spectrum of beautiful colors.
10 PACKS OF FUN
Solve your way through nine whole packs of levels, each featuring all new challenges and gameplay.
Devious combinations of special tiles, from insta-locking gate tiles to explosive death tiles, keep you searching for the perfect solution.
FULL LEADERBOARD SUPPORT
Become the BLIP-master and conquer all before you on the global leaderboards.
DO YOU EVEN BLIP?
34 awesome achievements to flaunt to your friends.
HIGH DEFINITION BLIPPING
Full Retina display support for minimalist gorgeous visuals.
iCloud AND Game Center
Share your progress between all your devices.
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What's New in Version 1.2.23This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- iOS 9 Update
- General Fixes