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Sunday, 14 November 2004

Now days most games that are sold are either advanced 3D games where you hunt terrorists or RPGs where you are trying to find a ring or something. Sometimes itís just nice to play something simple but yet very entertaining.

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Back in the 80s and beginning of the 90s puzzle games were all the rage, however now days they seem to have been forgotten.

Turtís Puzzle Blocks are one of those games that makes you feel relaxed after playing. Your task is to find 3 blocks or more adjacent to each other. Sounds simple right? Well considering you there are thousands of other blocks around, it is actually quite hard. Also considered that you donít have all day to find the matching blocks, the board is constantly filled with new blocks and when the blocks reaches the top of the board you are toast.

There are three difficulty levels in the game, easy, medium and expert. The easy level is what it says, easy. However I recommend the easy level if itís the first time you are playing the game since it will help you understand how the game works. There arenít many games that you are able to play yourself into without reading any instructions.

Graphically the game is cute. The colors are cute and there is even an option so that you can change the tiles of the blocks. For example there is a Christmas theme, which turns the blocks into trees, snowmen and Santa clauses, nice. However there is one thing missing here, the background is black, It would be pretty with some sort of background tile, for example a picture of something.

The only weird thing that we could find about PuzzleBlock is in the options menu. When choosing full screen mode the screen went blank and didnít return. It might be our graphics card drivers, it might be the fact the version of the game that we tested is a beta version, hopefully it will be solved in future versions.

On the sound side of the game there isnít much to be said. I wish that there were some sort of nice musical tunes in the background, it goes hand in hand with a puzzle game like this. A nice feature is the connection with the Website of the game. If you log on to the site you will find a high score list and a couple of other features. Even better is that Puzzle Blocks is available in a Linux-version as well. Even though Linux is not a very common gaming platform it definitely has the potential to become one.

Overall this game is cute, itís fun and itís simple, all the things a game should be. It will have a reserved place in my computer at least. However there are some smaller problems and some things that has to be added to make it a full hit, Iím confident that it will become an even bigger hit a bit further down the development phase.

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Developer: Turt99
Website for game:http://www.turt99.com
Publisher: N/A
O/S: Linux, Win /98/ME/XP
Cost of Full Game: Freeware, but donations are appreciated for future development.

Requirements:
N/A
Tested on:
Pentium III Mobile 850 mhz, 384 mb RAM, Windows XP

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