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        BLOK DROP U is the first game to appear on the Nintendo Wii U eShop developed using the Nintendo Web Framework platform, and as such is a HTML5 game, much akin to a web browser game, except on a console. This Physics based puzzler developed by the one man team at RCMADIAX manages to provide a simple, yet undoubtedly enjoyable, experience for its $2 price tag.
        BLOK DROP U presents you with a simple objective, one which you can't miss since it is displayed before every set of ten levels. This little annoyance aside, the levels show a simple arrangement of blocks stacked up in multiple formations. Your goal is to drop the red colored block, usually found on the top of the stack, down onto a small black platform near the bottom of the screen. To move this block, you do not directly control its actions, rather with stylus taps you remove the grey blocks supporting the red block. The concept remains simple, not deviating except to offer rotating blades in the middle ten levels, and bouncing blocks mixed into the final ten.
        However simple this may sound, BLOK DROP U provides decent difficulty, quickly progressing to smaller platforms to aim for as well as difficult structures to dismantle. While the difficulty is there, it is often mixed in randomly, and you may struggle on a level for twenty minutes, and then breeze through the next one on the virst try, which happened more than once. While this can be accounted to luck, some levels become infuriating to play. To make matters worse, you cannot just skip to that level if you decide to try again later, as every time you play you are presented only with the three sets of levels. This is largely not a problem, but nontheless an annoying inclusion due to the unbalanced difficulty.
        When you finish up with the main 30 levels, BLOK DROP U has DLC announced, a total of 40 new levels coming over the next year to make the total 70 levels. As it is now, the game lasts 1-2 hours to play through, depending on your physics puzzle skills. While this short time may be fine for the basic graphics and one looping track (although not annoying- just nothing special and likely to be completely ignored by the player), hopefully the DLC can offer up some more variety to this otherwise basic title.
        BLOK DROP U delivers on its promise of a small, basic physics based puzzle game, and does a great job for being developed by a one man team. Despite its good points, the flaws in the menu structure and repetitiveness drag down what could otherwise have been a great game. Regardless, if you go into BLOK DROP U expecting a simple puzzle game for a cheap price, you will not be disappointed.


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Re: BLOK DROP U (Wii U eShop)
Post on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:56 pm by Knuckles
Great fast review Clay. Will your score be updated as more levels come out?
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Re: BLOK DROP U (Wii U eShop)
Post on Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:51 am by Professor Clayton
Yes, I will add in all the final DLC after it has launched with an updated score. For now though, it stays a 5.
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