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Blocky Blaine: Out West, a physics Windows Phone 8 game that has potential

When you first look at Block Blaine: Out West's listing in the Windows Phone Store, you may say "pass" and move on to the next title. First impressions give this Windows Phone 8 game a feel that a little polishing (mainly with graphics) wouldn't hurt.  While the Block Blaine has a rough appearance, the game concept isn't too shabby.

The block graphics could use a little work and the main character, Blocky Blaine, could use a little facial expressions. But move past the rough appearance and the physics based game has potential.

The main menu for Blocky Blaine: Out West has options to play the game from the first level (the "play" symbol) or resume where you left off (the folder). Keep in mind, if you advance through the levels and hit the "play" symbol your progress will be erased.

Blocky Blaine: Out West is a multi-level physics based puzzle game. Blocky is atop an assortment of blocks, cylinders, and planks that are stacked on a T platform. Your job is to remove the blocks, cylinders and planks so Blocky can land safely on the T platform.

To remove a game piece, just tap on it. The stack and Blocky will respond accordingly and it is alright if some of the pieces fall to the ground below. In some levels, the stack is already beginning to collapse so you'll need to act quickly.

Once Blocky lands safely on the T platform, you can advance to the next level.  Should he fall off to meet his doom, you can always refresh things and try again.  Blocky Blain has twenty levels that increase in difficulty but they can not be replayed.

All in all, game play was challenging with Blocky Blaine but the graphics just felt too basic giving the game more of a kid's feel to it. The physics engine does a good job of replicating gravity and if your not careful you can create a reaction that sends Blocky into orbit.

As is, Blocky Blaine: Out West isn't a bad game, just one that needs a little fine tuning.Spruce up the graphics, add a menu mapping out the levels, and give Blocky a little more personality and the game will improve greatly.

Blocky Blaine: Out West is a free, ad-supported game for your Windows Phone 8 device that you can find here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

13 Comments
  • Rayman: Jungle Run coming today as XBOX live game of the week?
  • Yes it Is! I just saw it at monwindowsphone.fr
  • Yeah! But is it xbl? It is xbl enabled on W8..
  • Fun game but oh my god, it sure is one uuuuugly son of a gun.
  • I lol'd so hard
  • Wish I could play it. Sad that I'm brazilian. :/
  • Switch the country in region settings to USA that's what I do
  • Ahhh sigh nova 3 were are you :'( these games = Java 2mb games :-)
  • Nice, but save the roundy is very similar, but not as easy and with better graphics.
  • Greg, the developer, please publish this game in the Brazilian Store!! I can help with.
  • I'm the developer of this application (bobhoil is online name), and am currently working on some improvements including a level editor.  I can look into getting it published onto the Brazilian Store.  I thought it showed published on all available stores, but I will check again.
  • Hi Greg. Thank you so much for responding me! WP Central made a article about how to publish games in here. You can check it out, it will help you:
    http://t.co/v1RywkA4lr
     
    any doubt you can ask me.
  • I ran out of levels in about three minutes.