It isn’t often that a casual gaming title requires lightning fast thinking and reaction. Usually, such games are fairly slow-moving at first, only picking up speed as you advance in levels. The Blocks, a new reflex action game on the App Store, provides just the right level of challenge to think quick and move even faster.
Just three lives, and lots of ways to lose them
In each game, you get three lives. The idea of the game is to clear out colored blocks as quickly as you can. You single-tap green tiles, double-tap blue ones, and you have to avoid red blocks to stay in the game. To keep you on your toes, though, the colored blocks appear and disappear quickly, and each one you miss costs you a life. Mess up and tap on a red block, though, and the game is over immediately.
Challenge your friends and see who’s best
This simple but challenging game features Game Center integration, so you can see how you fare against your friends. The developers have not yet implemented any Game Center challenges, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time before those show up, too. In the meantime, there’s the challenge of climbing the leaderboard in this addictive, fast-paced game.
Don’t be a blockhead, try it out
You can download The Blocks for free on the App Store. The game does not have any in-app purchases, but there are unobtrusive banner ads along the bottom of the screen. The Blocks is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 7 or later.