Break the Blocks
A timeless time consuming classic with a concept that really needs no introduction
Break the Blocks Review
by on July 27, 2011
Released first as Breakout in the 1970s and later as Arkanoid, the classic arcade game is back in (slightly) souped-up guise as Break The Blocks on this tiny 361kb download.
The first level gets you going gently, with a reasonably slow ball and a gradual reveal of the bonuses and events you’ll encounter in each level, including extra points, an free life, fast ball, slow ball and a long or short paddle. Three lives – sacrificed when you lose a ball – are the default, though to get each bonus you’ll have to scamper across the screen like Andre Agassi racing for a ‘get’.
Success, however, depends as much on the quality of the phone’s touchscreen as on a brain’s reaction speed, since sliding can be tricky – and sticky. If you experience problems swiping, keep your finger on the screen; don’t lift it off between paddling.
Development costs can’t have been significant and the price is a little high so we’d recommend against the paid-for version, at least to begin with.
Stuffed with the first 10 levels, the free Lite version should serve you well, but beware; the levels at the beginning are short – just a couple of minutes long – and beckon you into buying the full version with their cunning simplicity. Addiction awaits.
Buy this app: Download the Break the Blocks app now
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