With the world cup closing in fast, people who hate football have a pretty hard time-installing a few games onto your Palm OS handheld can help you combat the boredom of 120 minutes of soccer TV!
Absolutist.com BlockBuster’s basic concept is known to PocketPC users-Microsoft calls their version Jawbreaker and bundles it with each of their PDA’s. The basic concept is simple-you need to ‘clear the screen’-but you can only remove the stars in blocks of at least two equal ones.
And indeed, Blockbuster basically is JawBreaker for Palm OS-however, it is divided into different levels that get harder and harder over time:
This Palm OS game adds special powerups that have funky effects-the colored balloons remove all stars that have their color, the stars-and-stripes ones blow away everything around them:
BlockBuster games end if you left over too many stars-the fuller the bar at the bottom gets, the deader you are:
The sounds are decent, but there is no background music. One can’t say anything about the graphics either-they do a good job communicating the game’s state and look pretty nice. In case you dislike the stars and stripes theme btw, there also is a regular version!
The only real annoyance with this game is the Absolutist.com menu system. It reacts way to slow for my taste, and generally is annoying:
We tested this game on a Palm Tungsten T3, and experienced no problems. However, our WristPDA couldn’t run the 1 megabyte program because of Palm OS 4…
Overall, this is a good game if you like logical ‘puzzle’ games. It is a no-fluff thing, and one can play it for short bursts of time. However, the price of 17$ at PalmGear’s is a bit high imho!