BlockAway

BlockAway

Cool 3D Tetris-style game

Tetris clones are ten-a-penny these days on mobile phones, so I always dread reviewing a new one for fear of falling asleep. View full description

PROS

  • Innovative 3D gameplay
  • Lots of game options

CONS

  • Not colorful enough for me

Good
7

Tetris clones are ten-a-penny these days on mobile phones, so I always dread reviewing a new one for fear of falling asleep.

However, BlockAway proves to be a breath of fresh air, taking the block-building format and transferring it to a 3D space, in much the same way as Block Out did. So, instead of simply lining up shapes in rows and columns horizontally and vertically, in this one you must also consider how they fit in front of each other.

It proves to be a captivating puzzle game, if a little tricky at first. It takes a while to figure out exactly where the blocks are housed because they appear far in the distance, but there are guides to help you out. The graphics in BlockAway are OK although I would've liked to have seen some more colors in there.

There are lots of different settings and modes to tinker with, which help to ensure that it doesn't become boring. You can choose from four game modes, customize the size of the game board and alter the zoom and shadows.

If you're looking for an alternative to the plain old Tetris format, BlockAway adds a completely new dimension to the gameplay.

BlockAway is a cool 3D tetris featuring animated rotation, zoom, block shadow, customizable board dimensions, hi-scores. The game should work on any fully compatible midp 2.0 phone with at least 400k of heap memory, and it's free!

This is a remake of old Block Out from late eighties. Blocks composed of cubes fall and must be placed so that full layers of cubes are completed. There are three different blocksets and the board's dimensions can be set to 3-7 for height and width, and 9-15 for depth. There are three presets, and a round mode in which you must remove the marked blocks to go to the next round.