Blockoban

from , originally released 31st December, 1969

BLOCKOBAN guarantees you many long hours of puzzling fun.

It comes with 100 free levels, enough to keep you busy for a few hours.

Then you can upgrade to full version (currently 4050 levels) with an in-app purchase.
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1000 Blockoban Codes Going Quickly

In an unprecedented move, Moonlights developer BonusLevel.org has created 1000 unique promo codes to unlock the full version of their recently released title, Blockoban. These are not used in the traditional way, though.

Instead, due to the game’s “freemium” model, you can download the app for free and use the code inside the app. The following are the steps to take to be a part of this wonderful promotion.

1. Download Blockoban on the App Store.

2. Complete the seven-level tutorial in the game.

3. Go to the now-available upgrade option and choose “Promo”.

4. Direct your browser here and choose any available code (without a line through it).

5. Enter the code and enjoy!

We will have a review of this game up in the near future, but our initial impressions are that you should nab this great deal immediately and save yourself $1.99. 920 levels of puzzling fun await!

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Cheap Shot: Blockoban

Trying to complete a difficult level of Blockoban can be about as pleasing to the cranium as getting bashed by a bag of bricks. That’s not to say the game is unfair, it just requires brainpower, and ours feel like mush from playing too many zombie games. Luckily, this puzzler is paced just right, easing you in with 100 free levels that will likely get you hooked.

The goal is to slide colored blocks onto like-colored spaces. The problem is that the blocks will keep sliding in the direction you fling them until they hit an obstacle. Much like a first date, the key to success is making your moves in the right order.

Sure, you can go for instant success and fling the blue block onto the blue space. But now try sliding that yellow block into position, and alas, there’s no blue block around to keep it from hurtling off the level and into space.

The symmetry makes it looks pleasant, but it’ll still hurt your brain.

Fortunately, the first 100 free levels come packed with a hint feature that will show you how to beat them if you get stumped. Our mushy brain occasionally had trouble completing a level even after multiple views of the hint.

If you feel like you can handle the challenge, there’s a content pack that adds 820 levels, a random map generator, and time attack modes for $1.99. Not too shabby, considering the quality of the puzzles. Even the music is excellent. Just don’t blame us if you get stuck, because you have to pay an extra $1.99 to get hints for the Medium, Hard, and Big Maps modes.

Also, for those lovers of social gaming networks, Blockoban supports Plus+, and that’s never a minus in our book.