Review Block Puzzle Revolution
A simple and monotonous puzzler that needs a lot of work
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 11 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of levels, one-finger controls
Crude interface, very common, monotonous game play, low quality graphics, low quality animation
Block Puzzle Revolution for Android is a very basic puzzler game. I think this would be best for kids or puzzlers that want to keep things very simple.
Block Puzzle Revolution looks a lot like Tetris, but plays nothing like it. There’s a game board in the center of the screen, and a bunch of mixed up shapes along the bottom. Your objective is to place all the puzzle pieces into the game board so they all fit precisely and complete the puzzle. Sounds simple enough; that’s because it is.
As the game progresses, the puzzles get larger and more complex, but there’s no real intrigue or variety to speak of; it’s just he same monotonous play, over and over. If you’re a die hard puzzler, you may love the simple approach of this one. I just wish there were a little something more going on. As it is, this game plays like it was programmed on Google’s AppInventor program, which makes very crude and rudimentary apps that remind be of my old basic computer. Very talented programmers can make AppInventor churn out Commodore 64 style apps, but that’s about it. And this game is very much of that ilk.
The controls are nonexistent. None of the puzzle pieces can even be rotated; just placed on screen and moved about. There are lots of levels, but really what’s the point of having 100 different versions of the same tired game?
Block Puzzle Revolution is decent if you’re desperate for another puzzler that requires little mental acuity. I think it’s perfect for developing children and maybe the elderly who want to keep their mind sharp but are intimidated by gizmos. Otherwise, this game really has little to offer. Simple is fine, but there's a lot better than this out there; simple or not.