If you were into the older block puzzle games for SEGA and the Brick game, you’d definitely enjoy having the Block Puzzle Jewel app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Google Android device. This is a simple, incredibly addicting game that teaches you eye-hand and brain coordination, and tests your reflexes.
I’d describe the graphics as dazzling and unique, getting your full attention when you’re playing this game on your device. The design is colorful, fluid and uncluttered, and there isn’t much on the main window other than the game board with tiles and cartoony characters that appear occasionally. There are also text prompts whenever you start or complete a level. Ambient background sounds add to the overall experience. The score of the graphics is 9/10.
What Is It about?
The gameplay on both the iOS and Android app is quite simple. Like the classic game, you only need to drop vertical or horizontal tiles onto the block arrangement below to create or destroy the blocks on the game board. The higher the number of rows eliminated, the higher your score. There is no time limit to the game. The controls are a simple combination of drag or swipe from left or right to place the blocks.
The app is completely free. Moreover, there are no in-app purchases, although you need to contend with ads after every two minutes. This is an app for all Android devices released in the past decade, and the app is compatible with Android version 4.0 or higher. Your Apple device will be required to have iOS 8.0 or later.
There have been too many crashes on the app, and most customers have complained about this, especially on the Block Puzzle Google Play app. Even regular updates haven’t fixed these bugs. The latest version offers new visual effects. The score is 9/10.
To Replay or Not to Replay
The game is exciting and keeps it as simple as the first block puzzle I ever played on Brick Game. However, there should be a bit more variety with the gameplay. For example, it would be a good idea to have time-limited challenges and then correspond this to the speed of the falling blocks. There should also be different difficulty levels which you can work towards. The lack of variety in playing tools and the monotonous storyline and scenes make the game quite lackluster after a couple of attempts. I would replay the game because I don’t mind the simplicity it presents for a block puzzle game, but the developers could try and spice things up a bit. The score is 9/10.
Is It Good?
The simplicity and effectiveness of this design and the ease of gameplay make this a must-have on my phone. I wouldn’t mind coughing up a few extra bucks for an ad-free version because the ads on this current app are quite the nuisance. The app was free of glitches when I started playing about two years ago, but now it’s full of them that just won’t get fixed. If the app developers could work on the issues that other customers and I have raised, this has the potential to be the leading Block Puzzle app.