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.