Toy Blast is an awesome puzzle game made especially for kids. It offers simple tools to match two or more blocks of the same color and free toys trapped at the top of the game board, completing levels in a set number of predetermined moves. Teach your kids and yourself how to solve exciting and colorful puzzles, right on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Google Android device.
The graphics are quite colorful, although slightly bland due to the lack of characters and different traveling scenes. Matching the cubes pops them and prompts large, colorful text to life on the screen. If you are stuck on a move, possible matches will jingle to provide you with clues. With explosive fireworks and game extras such as rockets and other special cubes, your kids will still enjoy the game graphics. The score of the graphics is 9.5/10.
What Is It about?
The app requires players to match two or more cubes of a similar color to remove them from the gameboard, although it also needs a good amount of strategy because the number of moves is limited for each level. The goal is to release all of Amy’s toys held atop the game board. Bigger matches will help the player gain boosters such as the TNT and Roto which help clear entire rows, columns or all cubes of a similar color on the game-board. Finishing levels earns points which you can use to purchase boosters and move on to new ones.
The controls on the App Store and Google Play app for this game are as simple as swiping or tapping to match the different colored tiles. Text prompts will quickly direct you in case you are stuck. The controls are easy, intuitive and convenient for the target audience which consists mainly of kids.
Both versions of the app – for Android and iOS, – are free to install, although the app does offer in-app purchases. You can play without these purchases but your progress might be slower, and it might be harder to get through challenging levels. Once you have exhausted your moves, you will be required to purchase 5 extra moves for 25 coins. In-app purchases range from $0.99-$79.99 per item and include various coin packs, such as Beginner pack, Piggy Bank, and Toy Bundles.
This is definitely an app for all Android devices, running on Android 4.1 or higher. The Apple gadgets will require iOS 7.0 or later. The app developers release regular updates every two weeks, and the latest version even offers 20 new levels, the newest being an odyssey through the Sahara. The score of the gameplay is 9/10.
To Replay or Not to Replay
The game is addictive, and kids will no doubt enjoy playing this game repeatedly due to its simplicity and numerous levels offered. While the plot is quite linear due to the Match-3 nature, solving the puzzles will still have kids hooked. The character variety is also limited and might come as a bore to experienced Match-3 players. The score is 9.5/10.
Is It Good?
This a great iOS or Android app especially for kids, presenting a useful way to pass the time by solving puzzles and exercising logic skills. While it isn’t the leading Match-3 game in my books, it will definitely be a great choice for parents looking to teach their kids new skills in a fun way.