Wooden Block Puzzle Game Mobile App

Hey Everyone!

I have recently come across a new game, Wooden Block Puzzle Game, thanks to my lovely boyfriend, that I cannot stop playing! If you like Tetris or puzzle games that challenge you to constantly be better, then this is the game for you!

Back Story: As I mentioned, my boyfriend started playing t58b67ce0044b8d8951561af7dd441b0619390a8bc7145855310d60204f682f22his game about a week ago.  Ever since then, we have been constantly trying to upstage each other with our scores any chance we get. And when I mean playing the game, I mean constantly staring at our phones, sucking our teeth with frustration, yelling “C’mon” at the screen every few minutes. Unfortunately, my boyfriends top score is 1779 and I am at 1436…I am not a happy camper. We are a bit competitive with each other so it can get a bit ugly.

  • Cost: FREE
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Difficulty: Easy/Simple
  • Platform: iOS App Store
  • Publisher: Pawitra Apsari

Object of the Game: If you like Tetris, you will be perfect at this game! Basically, you are playing on a 10X10 board, given three puzzle pieces at a time, and have to create and clear a perfect Horizontal/Vertical Line to earn points. All three pieces have to be added to the board in order to get the next three pieces and so on. You also earn points for the pieces you have placed on the board and for the lines you clear.

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Gameplay: Wooden Block Puzzle Game is easy, simple, relaxing but challenging at the same time. With unlimited game play you have the chance to beat your current high score.


To Play or Not to Play?

I vote Play! Here’s why!

  • It’s fun, easy, & simple. Just the right amount of effort.
  • Hours of endless gameplay for when your bored.
  • Great to play when you have time to kill like when have to poop.
  • You can try to beat your score over and over and over and over and over and over….

Now I did want to mention that the game will play two ads after each time that you lose. It can get a bit annoying but after a few seconds you can skip it to get to the game faster!

I hope you enjoyed this review and download the game! Let me know what your high score is in the comments down below! Happy Playing! 🙂

-Nagems

 

What is Esports?

Happy Wednesday Players! This post will be a special guest post from a writer on Twitter @EthanThomasJnr regarding his thoughts on Esports! Make sure to give him a follow if you enjoy the post and would like to read more from him!

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Since the dawn of time, man has competed against each other for gold and glory. Today is no different with the latest and greatest test of skill, speed, strength, strategy, and tactics being professional competitive video gaming, enter Esports. Yip. You heard videogaming correctly, no longer the pastime of basement dwellers or angsty teenagers gaming is now seen as a reliable test of manhood, skill, and technique and is even regarded as a valid career choice for a skilled few.

This form of competition facilitated by an electronic system and mediated by a human-computer interface is seeing teenagers earn millions of dollars, seeing the signing of lucrative sponsorship deals, dating supermodels and racing fast cars – it is also something that they inherently enjoy doing.  Job Goals? I am still not sure? This form of organized multiplayer video game competition involves real-time strategy fighting first-person shooter (FPS ) and multiplayer online battle arena’s ( MOBA). What used to be a recreational pastime now sits on the edge of becoming recognized as a real spot with analytical data services dubbing Esports as the biggest thing to hit the tech industry since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, with the buzz around Esports only ever moving forward. Esports is not necessarily the hallmark of a conventional sport, as the competition is augmented by technology. However, the consensus is that when physical exertion and sheer power are eliminated, reflexes and mental agility come to the fore. With Esports becoming what every traditional sports league is desperate to become; young, global, digital and increasingly diverse, it’s no surprise that in our instant digital world sports can now be virtual. Tournaments such as The International, The League of Legends World Championship, and the Intel Extreme Masters all provide live broadcasts of the competition, as well as lucrative prize money to the winning competitors, bring in a crowd of about 71.5 million viewers of Esports worldwide, 85% being male and 15% being female. Majority of the viewers are between the ages of 28 and 34 and the global esports market generating US$ 493 million in revenue in 2016. You heard right. 493 million.

Top-level players are now able to compete in video games the way other athletes compete in football or tennis. So how does one become a part of this prosperous industry? Is it more than just spending hours in a darkened room illuminated only by the ambient glow of a tv screen. The answer is yes. These professional gamers spend most of their time doing exactly what conventional sports athletes do: train. A Lot. Now the training might not involve several laps or stretches, but it does require countless hours practicing, various tactics, strategies, and techniques. Taking a lot of dedication and hard work, it’s important to pick your game, practice and stay motivated. Esports, specifically CSGO, has experienced an explosion in popularity throughout the world, not only with its increase in viewership via game streaming services like Youtube and Twitch but as well as through its reality show on TBS network and a documentary on VICE called “The Celebrity Millionaires of Competitive Gaming.” With that, a new narrative was born: the Esports athlete lifestyle of the rich and nerdy. Esports players are now able to form teams, attract sponsors and compete in online tournaments all around the world. Esports has the power to make you more than a gamer, more than an athlete but a brand. There is so much that the new digital age brings us, but aside from our ability to order pizza from just about anywhere at any time of the day and our narcissistic Instagram feeds and excessive filters technology is now offering a new way to look at how we define not only sport but athletes too.

They say the meek will inherit the earth and with Esports taking over the sports industry have the athletes of yesterday lost their place in the limelight? Does our society no longer think that the physical aspects of the sport are the truest testament of skill and strength? Or is there something more? Does the 21st century hold mental agility and strategies to be of a higher value than that of the physical attributes? No longer a game for amateurs, your nerdy lab partner or your annoying younger brother. Esports players are taking over our world, not just virtually but physically to. Celebrity endorsements from the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Aoki, and Ashton Kutcher have skyrocketed the popularity of the game even further even having Esports under consideration for a medal event in the 2024 Olympics.

It is clear that for Esports this is just the beginning of pushing the boundaries and altering perceptions. The world is literally the Esports oyster, and the possibilities are endless.

Gaming Bailouts!

Happy Tuesday Novas! I have spent the last week with some friends and we have been playing all sorts of board games (review on Monopoly Gamer coming soon!). It’s crazy how much fun you can have making up scenarios and just playing with friends. Today’s post will collaborate with some of my blogging buddies to talk about some of our favorite Gaming Bail Outs in board and video games. What’s a gaming bailout? It’s when you use a feature of the game to get out of a sticky situation. Well let’s get to it!

My initial reason for this post was because we played a Monopoly Game called Monopoly Gamer. All of the properties were bought and we were running out of coins to pay people’s rent. So myself and my friend’s husband decided we were going to try and roll the exact number to step on the “Go To Jail” space rofl. That’s right, we wanted to go to jail so that we could forego paying rent for a few turns, tell me you haven’t done that before???

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Chris from Overthinker Y told us about his favorite gaming bailout.

Fast travel to get me out of awkward situations would be amazing. Or quicksaving to try every conversation outcome and make sure I don’t say something dumb!

Adventure Rules chimed in as well!

In RPGs with a rest function (like KOTOR or Neverwinter Nights) if a group of enemies was giving me trouble I’d always run away, close the doors so they didn’t see me and start following, and then rest to get all of my health and abilities back. Then go back, open the doors and continue fighting!

Nathan from Hurricane Thought Process and I’s answers go hand in hand!

Mid boss fight when you’ve run out of health potions.  Oh, like when playing an RPG or Moba and you run out of mana. I would always hit the opponent with a basic and roll around until I regained enough mana to attack 😂🤣🤣

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Kim from Later Levels Added in her gaming bailout as well:

In old-school adventures, when you get stuck, open your inventory and try everything with everything! You’ll usually find something completely random and illogical that’ll work.

Those are some of our favorite video game bailouts! Make sure to check out everyone’s blog for great video game content! What are some of your classic gaming bailouts? Are there any bailouts that you wish existed? Let’s talk video games!

Enjoy your Wednesday and Game On!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

Club937.com

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Sonic Mania Video Game

Happy Wednesday Novas! Today’s post will be focusing on a video game that I have just learned will be releasing this year; Sonic Mania! Sonic was one of the iconic games of my childhood so when I was rummaging through the PlayStation store (because my Xbox One just got fried by a storm :((((( ) the new Sonic game immediately caught my attention.

Sonic Mania is a 2D video game that allows you to play with Sonic, Tails or Knuckles as you take on stages and battle against Dr. Eggman. The levels are re-imagined, classic levels like a newer version of Green Hill Zone, Casino Night or the Chemical Plant stage. This reboot of a classic also brings with it the new Drop Dash move! From what I can see, it looks like you are able to drop down (while in ball form) and quickly dash in the direction of your choice. This is a great add on because it’s all performed in one single motion. No more losing coins because you didn’t properly jump on the enemy. Look at the comparisons between the original Casino Night Stage and the new Casino Stage below!

I love a classic Sonic game, but my favorite will forever be Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. The introduction of Shadow and the Chao Gardens are a formula that was unmatched in the franchise’s history. Some questions I have are how many levels will be included in the game? Are you able to switch between the 3 main characters at any time?

Sonic Mania looks to be really fun and I’m always up for some nostalgia.  I have listed below my top reasons that I would want to “Play” or “Skip” Sonic Mania.

Play:

  • Classic 2D Game play
  • Very reasonable price $19.99
  • Upgraded features (60 FPS, Drop Dash Ability)

Skip:

  • Not a Fan of Sonic Games

Check out the trailer for the game below!

Have you heard of the new Sonic Mania game? Are you a Sonic fan? Do you think you will want to purchase this game? Let’s talk Sonic!

 

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Sonic The Hedgehog – YouTube

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