Block Legend is unfairly beguiling. We say this because it's so deceptively simple on the surface, yet its design allows for play sessions that never stop. And that's good, because you honestly won't want to. Created by Alvin Phu, Block Legend feels a lot like 10000000 mixed with Puzzle Quest (you know, back when it was good). It combines samegame with an RPG, allowing you to match tiles to attack, defend and level up. And it does so without ads, in-app purchases, or any other crazy gimmicks.
After picking your hero the quest begins. The center of the screen is filled with a grid of tiles. The corners have your character and the enemy with their respective hit points, defense and other stats just below. You travel through the town and countryside automatically, tapping on groups of tiles to clear them and gain their power. Destroy experience tiles to level your character, shield tiles to boost your defense, gold to gain gold, etc.
Block Legend alternates between fast-paced battles and calmer periods of just taking a walk. During this time you can earn experience or pick up gold, keeping the attack and spell tiles in reserve for when a foe comes a-stabbin'. When your run ends, you'll have to start over with a new character, though some of your labors will be saved. All in all, Block Legend has that magic combination of elements that makes it a prime candidate for being your next favorite time waster.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.