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This is a fun game for single player - you have to pull, poke, or bash your way through several 'marked' levels of building blocks (cunningly set out in such a way as to make each challenge exactly that - a challenge!).
You adjust the screen angle as if it were you hand, and from that point you either throw a ball (some balls are heavier than others, such as a bowling ball compared to a baseball, and create more/less damage), fire a laser or simply push.pull a block out (you have to be swift and steady, otherwise your whole structure may come crashing down). The gameplay is varied though as other levels include flicking scoring blocks into certain 'zones' and destroying structures without damaging/causing small sheep to fall from the flat stone at the top. You also get exploding blocks and transparent blocks. As I say, loads of variety. If you get really bored you can always try throwing your ball at the crowd of sheep surrounding your structure. I've found the resultant 'baaaa' is enough to make you forget your rage and concentrate on the actual task in hand again!
The single player game has over sixty levels in the 'explore' mode - each time you complete a level (or challenge) it rewards you with either a new level or a new item to use in the 'create' mode - though we still haven't gotten around to actually creating our own levels, because the standard ones are so addictive. You complete a level in a bronze, silver or gold type way, meaning the perfectionist always has another challenge.
The multiplayer mode is where this game really comes into it's element though. With up to four players either competing as teams or as individuals. Some of the more 'war-y' type levels involve chucking balls at each other from behind battlements, which is really great fun (unless you lose).
We picked the game up second hand for about £10 - money well spent!
Boom Blox was the first game that I bought for the Wii when we first had it a couple of years ago. I chose the game because it looked like a fun party game that all the family would be able to play together.
The game is the result of a rather unlikely collaboration between Mr "E.T" Spielberg and E A games, who are more well known for their sports simulation games such as Fifa soccer. I was interested to see what the result would be of this strange pairing!
The premise of the game is really simple, and the graphics are fun and cartoony, with lots of cutesy animal characters, which instantly makes the game appealing to kids. Generally the game is easy to play, but there are some difficult and frustrating aspects, which I will touch on during the review. The aim of the game, broadly speaking, is to knock down towers of blocks using several methods:
Throw: This is the most simple method of knocking down towers and you have access to different sized balls, such as baseballs or bowling balls, which behave in different ways. You can use you wii remote to select your throwing ange before launching your ball at the tower using a throwing motion with your arm.
Blast: Blast is basically aiming the remote at the screen and using the button to shoot targets. Again, this is very simple to do.
Pull: Pull is a bit of a tricky skill to master and involves lasoing blocks and pulling them out with a sweeping arm motion, a bit like a game of virtual jenga. This is a bit hard for very small kids to do and quite frustrating.
You can also build blocks and use the "create" mode to make your own towers to knock down.
There are different types of blocks in the game and they have different properties when they are hit, such as points blocks, which give you extra points, and chemical blocks, which react with one another when you hit them. This makes the game more interesting and adds a skill level.
The game has several play modes. The adventure mission based mode is for a single player and has 300 levels. The missions are based over four worlds: A medeival knight world, a Tiki Jungle, the wild west and a halloween world. You have to use the various skills outlined above to complete missions and progress through the game.
While the mission mode is OK, the real fun of the game is in the fantastic multiplayer mode. here you can have up to 4 players against each other knocking down blocks and earning points. You can choose to play in a co-operative mode, which is nice if you are playing with very young kids, but the real joy is in the competitive mode, where you are all pitted against each other. this really is the perfect party game and there are lots of different ways to play, although personally, my favourites are the throwing levels where you have to knock out the points blocks.
My kids love the game and we have lots of fun playing together as a family as it is nice and simple to play and anyone can pick the game up. There are a couple of aspects that are slightly hard, such as the pull mode, that I mentioned earlier, but also locking onto your target which can be a bit hit and miss. The trowing mode can really make your arm ache after a while, but I suppose it is good exercise!
In conclusion, this is a great party game and perfect for families to play together. The graphics are colourful and bright and the music cheerful, although I would have liked a bit more music in the game. The controls are simple and intuitive generally, and it makes full use of the wii remote capabilities, so all in all I give this game 4 stars as it is a game that you will return to again and again and has good longevity.
Boom Blox is jenga for the Wii generation. The game has several modes including the classic jenga style, remove the block without knocking down the tower, remove blocks to rack up points and shot flying blocks.
There are different ways in which you have to remove the blocks, you are either given a grab tools which is similar to using your own hand, or you have to throw balls at the tower to knock it down and score points.
There are a wide range of levels and each has an olympic style scoring system, bronze, silver and gold. You have to achieve at least bronze to move onto the next level.
The game also comes with a level editor which allows you build your own level and send them to friends via the wiiconnect24 system. The level editor is good but could be better.
The levels can be very tricky, especially the shooting ones where blocks are flying all over the place. Sometimes it can be very hard to get gold but that's all part of the challenge.
The game also has a bunch of multiplayer modes, where the idea is either to score more than another player or to knock down another players tower quicker than they can. It's good fun!
Overall the game is well worth playing but has recently been superceeded with the latest version.
A great game that I spent a long time playing.
Boom Blox is an EA game that was made with Steven Spielberg who said he wanted to make games that he could play with his kids... Boom Blox was born!
The game can get very repetitive if playing single player mode and the levels are very similar in each catagory and there isn't really a strong story. You play the single player mode in catagories and unlock a new level every time you complete the previous one, until you complete that catagory to move on to another. This game shines when you play with your friends as it does a good job at being casual and you can become very competitive. You can choose a different catagory mode when in multiplayer or you can play a mix of of each catagory and whoever has the highest score at the end is the winner.
This game is great to just pick up and play for 10 minutes or 2 hours, on your own or with friends although playing with friends is definately the games advantage.
Do not understimate this simple but addictive game. From first glance you'll see a game with average graphics and very annoying music but actually this game has much more playability to it you may first think.
This game has so much more play life than I thought when I bought it, there are so many different play modes you just never get bored. The game works where by completing a level you unlock another and this intrigue keeps you going to unlock them all.
The real fun comes in two player mode, be it pulling a blocks out of a toppling tower or smashing blocks down with a bowling ball, this will really bring your competitive side out. What I liked about it was unlike other games, winning can be as much about strategy as it can your own brute force with the throw.
The game can be frustrating when you first play it as the controls are quite sensitive and we also find that after a while of playing the wii remotes would tend to freeze mid throw which is especially frustrating but also served as a good indicator to have a break!
Health warning! If you play this continuously over a day as we did, you will suffer from wii remote arm the next day so don't plan any heaving lifting!
This game has a ridiculously simple concept - you throw balls at piles of blocks in order to knock them down. Sounds like it'd get boring within half an hour if not before, and be dull in the meantime. HOWEVER.. Boom Blox is absolutely brilliant, a ridiculously addictive game with many different game modes including single or multiplayer.
There is a huge singleplayer mode with many levels and bonuses to unlock, which can then be used to create your own levels, giving you an endless supply of amusement. As it is now, I have yet to complete the single player mode as the games get increasingly harder to complete as they go on!
The multiplayer mode uses up to four players and again is ridiculously addictive with many levels to unlock using different features such as jenga style levels where players take it in turn to remove blocks, or the standard throw balls at blocks type levels. It can be played either competitively or co-operatively which is also a really nice addition.
I was bought this as a gift so can't complain, but for the price of £14.99 I would say this game is 100% worth it, fun to play for adults and children and won't be one of those games you finish within a month - it'll last for ages!
Bafta Winner in the category Casual.
Boom Blox is a single/multi player game which turns the Wii remote into a shooting, swinging, smashing tool. It's great fun on your own or with friends.
The game takes the approach of a series on levels in single player mode which gradually get harder, but they also change in format and gameplay. A variety of categories sees the player smashing blocks, removing blocks or shooting blocks in order to achieve goals... Sometimes the level will limit the number of balls you can throw, or the time, or set and upper limit on the points you need to gain. The levels are very varied, but the gameplay can become repetative.
The multiplayer game is a bit brief, having played it 10 times over the period of a few months it now only goes on when I'm bored of all the other games. Having said that the multiplayer experience is great fun and produces some laughs.
The game takes a few goes to master - a couple of my mates still struggle to throw the ball with a some power. Even though it's shelf life isn't as much as other games, it's a great family and single player game which gives you a bit of exercise and provokes a good laugh.
Bloom Blox is a game for the Wii, which is reasonably cheap, £14.99 at the moment on Amazon.
The game takes inspiration from Jenga, and comprimises of hundreds of mini games, involving different things.
Some games focus on blowing up blocks, with loads of different blocks that do different things, like bomb blocks which explode, or gem blocks which you rescue for points. You throw a little ball using the remote.
Other games are more action focused, where you need to shoot ghosts and things to save your little creatures. I'm not really into these ones!
Others are puzzle games, like jenga, where you push and pull blocks, or where you move blocks to save your creatures and block out enemys, these are more my style!!
You go through the games one by one, and need to complete each one to move onto the next. You are awarded bronze, silver or gold depending on how well you do.
It can be addictive, and the games get harder as you go along. Some seem impossible, and its a bit annoying you need to complete it to move on to the next game.
The game makes good use of the remote, and sometimes you need a really steady hand to get things done. Its not the kind of game that could be played on another console.
It has a storyline on there, which is a load of rubbish, not worth reading, but you can skip it, which I'm pretty sure everyone playing does!!
As you go along you win prizes, which you can use in the create your own game mode. This mode is just confusing and I cant be bothered spending time on it, and it does my head in after each game waiting while it shows you what rubbish you've won this time, and you cant skip these bits!!
The game is pretty good though, lasts for ages and is quite challenging. I would recommend it.
I have tried a couple of the Wii games recently, and I haven't enjoyed many of them. However, this game is great fun and really exciting to play. The game has some good features and some bad.
The graphics aren't to bad but I have seen better on the Wii. The game has no framerate issues so it runs very smooth. However, the game does crash at times.
In the game, you will use the Wii remote to pick up blocks and move them to explode others. This gets very hard and I struggled to complete a few of the levels. This may be difficult and annoying for younger users.
The gameplay is very fun but the story is rubbish and is very pointless. I skipped much of it as it wasted my time. However, the gameplay is very fun and your mind will forget about the failures and just remember the great moments.
There is no online mode but this could be a good idea for another game, with you need to beat your opponents.
The game is very fun and is great fun with other people so it is definately worth a purchase for every Wii owner.
There have been very few games on the wii that i have enjoyed, Boom blox happens to be one of them.
The concept is fairly simple, you use the wiimote to grab one of the many blocks from a tower or certain layout and watch as they fall over and explode. it does get a lot harder than it sounds though, with some levels requiring you to destroy the blocks quickly before you are shot at, or tumbling a certain tower in only a couple of shots.
the types of game all revolve around either hitting blocks out of the way, or pulling blocks out of the way usualy like a giant crazy game of jenga.
The graphics are fairly good for a wii game, but dont matter that much as its the gameplay that will draw you in and keep you addicted
Its supposedly made by steven speilberg but i cant realy see what he had to do with it, as the story was very boring and skipped a lot of it as it seemed pointless.
overall its a good fun game that the whole family can enjoy and will keep you entertained for hours with block breaking goodness.
Boom Blox is one of those games that successfully combines what the Wii is all about; addictive, fun and family friendly.
The game is split into various sections where you have to knock block towers down by throwing a ball at them (in some cases it turns into a bowling ball), pull blocks out in a certain order or blowing them up by hitting the bomb blocks.
As a two (or up to four) player game, it can get very competitive trying to obtain the highest score or defending your castle from your opponent.
The graphics are of the cute variety; your character can be a sheep, cow, pig, dog etc which certainly gives it an appeal to the younger player, plus the controls through the Wimote are simple enough for young kids to pick up and play without needing much explanation. My 7 yr old loves it !
The game works as both a solo and multi-player, as the one player option gives you an adventure to work on which utilises the different techniques in knocking the blocks down. Some of the puzzles are quite tricky to complete and will take you several attempts to clear. You are judged against the clock and awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal depending on how quickly you complete the puzzle.
This is a great game, for one or more players suitable for all ages. Good fun, competitive and addictive. Recommended.
I got this game as a gift and didn't really know too much about it having only seen the advert once but within 5 mins I had fallen in love! I could play this game for hours and the multiplayer mode makes it even more entertaining! Whole evenings have been lost to this game and as far as I can see the addictive nature of this game is the only downside.
The game is set over five worlds with hundreds of levels and despite the ability to play in single player for me the multiplayer function is what makes the game great. The whole family can play against each other and it makes for a very entertaining evening. For those who enjoy a challenge but not the inter-house competition the co-op function pits you and your team mate against the clock and can be just as much if not more fun.
The range in challenges is fantastic and the ability to change and add on to levels increases the entertainment. The games vary in numerous ways from giant jenga to fort protection to skilfully knocking point blocks into scoring zones they also increase in difficulty but you develop the skills needed for each challenge as the game progresses so for the younger players the demand from level to level may be increased but is not a massive jump.
Overall I cannot recommend this game highly enough and if the only bad point is its addictive nature then clear a weekend!
Another good release from nintendo, Multiplayer game is best can have upto four players, ddifferent tyopes of modes, pulling blocks out like a gian jenga game on screen, throwing balls to knock towers down, and a shooting targets game,
Once you choose a mode there are loads of different style puzzles to get through, On th grabbing one you need a steady hand and also make sure you pull the right item else the tower will fall, different things on each puzzle like green chemicals that when hit together can cause explosions to knock down towers more quickly to get more points,
Had my doubts about this game but after player with it can become quite addictive, graphics are good and realism of the blocks wobbling is ace, myy 4 year old daughter loves to play the jenga one and it is a great game for the whole family muchbeter than you would think
Why I liked this game was because its long, there are loads of puzzles and games to play and it keeps you entertained for a long time and its really good and worth the money. You can play with all the family which makes this game better as its all about interacting. The grapics are average but the little characters in the corners entertain the children and make it more fun. The aim of the game is to knock blocks down, build them up, push them, pull them its alldifferent activities to use tyour wii remote and you can use it in a number of different ways and it mkaes it more interesting as many of the games are quite different. I would reocmmend this game if you are going to play it with 2 or more players as this is when its more fun and enjoyable and is a must buy in my opinion.