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  • Publisher: Pixs'n bits
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 55.1 MB
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Explosive variation of a famous puzzle game.

Your objective is to assemble squares composed of four blocks of the same color. The light beam which sweeps the board will blow up your compositions. Initiate combos, chain explosions and slow the light beam down to improve your score. Blocks Of Light includes four gameplay modes.

* Advance through ten unique levels, each with its own skin and original music.
* Enjoy four gameplay modes including campaign, time attack, blocks attack and free play.
* Choose between the three difficulty levels the one that fits you most.
* Use special blocks to chain explosions or slow the light beam down.
* Localized for English and French.

Blocks Of Light works with all iPhones and iPod Touches running iOS version 6.0 or later.

YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cVG9QBSglk

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10-16-2009, 07:59 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: In your pants
Posts: 1,624
Another Lumines clone... I like puzzle games but I already have Irides and Lumines so I'll pass.

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10-16-2009, 08:45 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,054
I got it.

The 'drop' command is more reliable than the one in Lumines.
Moving left or right however does get sticky and I would say Lumines is better there.
All in all, the controls are about equal, but the reliable drop will make many people happy.

I like Lumines better still, as the music is incredible - one thing Q Ent. does well: They make hip, electronic music, but it's still got a very pretty, colorful and uplifting quality about it.

The music in this game is a little bit more 'stale techno'. It's not bad, just not half as inventive as the music in games such as Lumines, Meteos (DS), or Gunpey (PSP version).

Another thing that sucks is the backgrounds are still images, one image per skin. At least Irides finally came to the table with animated backgrounds.

This game also rips off the big arrow right from Lumines.
I would be surprised if this stays on the store long, that's partly why I bought it - only 99c.

At least some of the themed tiles/blocks look pretty cool.

The icon is ugly, but not half as ugly as the one in Lumines.

I would rate it a 6 out of 10
10-16-2009, 11:03 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
I'll wait for a lite version to make sure i want to purchase this. Looks fun, but i don't want it to be a let down like everyone says lumines was. And like Masmo, i have Irides already.

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10-29-2009, 02:15 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
Update 1 is out. Contains a new level and several fixes

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11-04-2009, 11:12 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
Just got a response from the Dev about the sticky left/right controls:

Hello,

Thank you for your feedback.

I'm actually working on an update that will fix the movement issues and some other problems that other users reported.

This update will be released in approximately 3 weeks (I'm sorry for the long delay but it takes 2 weeks for Apple to review an application).

Regards,

Sebastien Feldis


This will make this game perfect!
12-08-2009, 10:42 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 812
Update is out!

Just look at this change log

Gameplay:
- Added sensibility settings.
- Improved piece movement detection.
- Improved piece drop detection.
- Appearing pieces can be moved.
- First level is always unlocked in Free Play, Time Attack and Blocks Attack.
- Piece can no more be moved after game over.
- Added progression indicator.
Game:
- Added background animations.
- Changed game over condition: game continues if the bottom half of the piece can be dropped on board.
- Improved random piece generation.
- Improved memory usage.
User interface:
- Streamlined game saving and restoration.
- Pause menu is displayed when device resumes from sleep.
- New options screen.
- New scores screen.
- Streamlined profiles screen.
- Enhanced tutorial.
- New icon.
Bug fixes:
- Fixed Time Attack limit check.
- Fixed Blocks Attack limit check.
- Fixed disappearing Game Over menu when device resumes from sleep.
- Fixed various crashes when device resumes from sleep.
- Fixed display of cleared bonus animation.
- Fixed issue with profile name edition.
- Fixed various typos.
- Text in tutorial screens can no more be edited.
12-09-2009, 12:37 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 245
I'm really wondering about getting this game, so I would appreciate from the people who have it to offer some input, especially after the update. I tried Lumines Lite and the controls were way bad.
08-20-2013, 06:09 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: France
Posts: 1
Hello,

I'm the developper of Blocks of Light. I really wished I could publish this one sooner but today is the day : version 2 is out. Game is rewritten from scratch with a new game engine I built. The game is really more reactive and I achieved to get 60 FPS ! I hope this version will correct all the problems the user communicated in the reviews. Blocks of Light is free today and tomorrow