The goal in this game is to match up three or more of the same colored fruit blocks, while creating power ups through gameplay. Matching up three blocks creates a juice block.
If you can manage to create multiple juice blocks, and remove them from the board, you will get a fruit bomb, which can be used to remove all blocks of the same color. The trick is that juice blocks only last for a short amount of time, so you’ve got to move quick in this game.
Clearing blocks will also allow you to build up one of several power ups, which you can select before the game. You can have three power ups per game, and they initiate special attacks that remove blocks from the board.
Playing the game costs “lives,” which recharge over time. You can also be gifted lives from other players, which is how the game encourages you to connect your game to Facebook.
Your ultimate objective in this game is to score as many points as possible, using special blocks and power ups to build up a high score before the timer runs out.
You can also play Blockolicious without a timer, in “Marathon” mode, which lets you play at your own pace.
Despite all the power ups and the special blocks, this is a simplistic game that does tend to get repetitive. It’s a bit too simple for adults, but I think kids will have a great time with this app.
What I liked: Blockolicious has great graphics, and it looks fantastic on my Retina iPad.
What I didn’t like: I don’t like games that force themselves into my social networks. You can only play this game a limited number of times, before having to wait for it to arbitrarily refresh, which is a huge negative. In addition to this, there are also pop up ads.
To buy or not to buy: This is a free game, so there’s no reason not to download it and kill a bit of free time.
- App Name: Blockolicious
- Version Reviewed: 2.0.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Chillingo
- Price: Free, $1.99 to remove ads.