Blocks With Letters On is an anagram puzzle game from Martin Sears, presented with the distinct flavor of British educational programming. Don't be fooled by the charming hand-drawn appearance and the curiously twisted vignettes between levels; don't worry if the first few levels seem too basic. This turns into a serious brain-twister. The title screen promises "64 levels of mind-numbing word action," and while I might quibble with the definitions of "mind-numbing" and "action", the game is pretty much as advertised. I advise turning your speakers down to 50%, so when the game shouts the solutions at you, you don't jump in surprise and spill Tang down your shirt. Though maybe that's supposed to be the "action" part.
Each level presents you with a jumbled collection of movable blocks (with letters on) and a string of yellow squares. Position the blocks in the yellow squares so that they spell a word. Select a block with either the mouse or the space bar, then move it with the arrow keys. On some of the larger levels, the blocks' movement can be aggravatingly slow, but most of the time there isn't much wasted space. As you progress, you'll encounter rotating blocks, sticky walls, floor switches and more.
You get 20 hints to last you for 64 levels. The "Clue Flap" tells you the first letter in the target word, and the "Hint Button" helps you with overall strategy for the level. Now obviously, you can just restart from the beginning after you use up a clue, but what fun is that? See if you can make it through on the first try. Bonus Hint: The solution to level 4 is not "LUBE."
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