Blocks With Letters On 4
Editor's Note: Hi folks! This is a new version of the game provided by the developer that should fix all the problems you were encountering, so please try it again!
We all love blocks! We all love letters! And while some crazy people out there might prefer letters with blocks on, here at JayIsGames, we stand assured that Blocks With Letters On is truly the way things were meant to be. Marty Sears' crazy combination of anagrams, block-sliding, hilarious animations, and hair-pulling difficulty has become a favorite amongst many of our readers, and for good reason. But now, the trilogy has become a quadrilogy, with Blocks With Letters On 4! And this time around, the background is green!
As before, the goal of each level is to direct the blocks with letters on into the yellow area of the grid, to form the one English word which is the level's answer. Select a block to move by tapping the [spacebar] or by clicking it with the mouse, then use the [arrow] keys to move it. Most blocks with letters on can only be moved left and right, beset by the whims of gravity, though the white blocks with letters on can float up and down. Passing over certain switches can change a block's color. Various other elements will hurt or hinder your progress, but in this iteration, players will also have to battle Vowel-Only squares that will only let A-E-I-O-or-U-Enabled blocks pass through, and also mystery switches. What do they do? Well, uh, it's a mystery. As a small measure of mercy, clues (which will reveal the first letter of the answer word) and hints (which will give you a more specific hint about how to start a puzzle) are available at the bottom of the screen. You only get ten of each to last you through all 30 levels though, so ration them wisely.
There are hard games. There are really hard games. There are Nintendo Hard games. And then, somewhere between "The Third Level of Battletoads" Hard, and "Average British Crossword Puzzle" Hard comes Blocks with Letters On 4. If you're looking for a game that will test every neuron of your linguistic and spatial reasoning, then man, you have found it. Admittedly, the new elements are a little hit and miss. The vowel-only blocks are a cool addition that serve to add a new level of complication to the letter-changer mechanics. However, the mystery switches, while rare, seem a bit of a misstep, since the necessity of experimenting with them means that the player will be required to restart the level at least once. That having been said, fans of the series are sure to pleased with Blocks With Letters On 4, and, let's face it, there are so few games that feature a British guy enunciating things over MSPaint-styled cartoons, that you need to jump on them whenever they come along.