Apr 28 2012
Every now and again a little gem crops up on the App Store which may not be complex or have a famous name but is fun to play, a perfect example of this is Doodle Block.
Doodle Block is a physics game where cartoon style blocks fall from the top of the screen and land on a weight balanced platform.
The objective of the game is to build a tower with the falling blocks from the platform as high up the screen as possible, the rules of physics apply so you need to make sure that the platform remains balanced, if the platform topples or if any blocks fall off then the game is over.
A couple of features make the game more challenging, your first task is to set the size of the falling blocks, this is done by touching the screen to start the block growing and shrinking, and then pressing the screen to set it’s size, while this allows you to plan a strategy it isn’t an exact science so you often have to react to slight variations in size and therefore weight of blocks. The second feature is the fact that the blocks are slightly different shapes so they don’t fit perfectly together and sometimes edges of blocks catch causing your tower to become less stable.
With this type of game the graphics tend to be functional and this is true of Doodle Block, but they do have character and serve a purpose, the games music is great but its the games physics engine that is outstanding and makes the game wonderful to play.
Doodle Block is a great little game, highly addictive and quick to get to grips with.
Download the game from the App Store, you won’t regret it.