August 15, 2011
Blockado Mountain, the third installment in Bitfield's sliding puzzle game series, is now available in the App Store. To celebrate, Bitfield has supplied us with an exclusive level to pass along to you folks, which can be added to any version of Blockado (even the free one) by scanning the QR code found at the bottom of this article. Blockado Mountain is a block sliding puzzle game set in a beautiful 3D mountainous environment. It shares the same main objective as previous games in the series, which require you to slide blocks all over the place in order to get the treasures to their exits, but features a variety of new block types that make the challenge all the more difficult. Solving puzzles is as simple as tapping and dragging on blocks in order to free up the treasures trapped within them. Early puzzles feature basic concepts and blocks to help you get a hang of the gameplay, while later puzzles will have you flipping switches, sliding ice blocks, compressing springs and pulling snake blocks all over the map. After completing a puzzle you will receive a star rating, which is based on the number of moves used and the amount of time taken to complete a puzzle. You can get a better look at the puzzle to help plan each of your moves by placing your finger over the eye icon in the right corner of the screen and sliding your finger to move the camera. Blockado Mountain includes a total of 60 puzzles in adventure mode, undo and redo, a hint system, and the ability to add new puzzles free of charge by simply scanning QR codes with your iDevice's camera. You can find and scan QR puzzle codes on Bitfield's dedicated Blockado site, or you can create your very own puzzles using the free Blockado editor, convert them into codes, and then share them with friends. Blockado Mountain for iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the App Store for the introductory price of $.99. You can find the free AppAdvice exclusive puzzle code directly below along with directions on how to go about adding it to your favorite Blockado game.