Perhaps you were unaware, but graBLOX aren't really your run-of-the-mill puzzle blocks. In fact, they're aliens. Aliens with faces and feelings and four extendo-hands that reach out and grab anything in their path! But not in a freaky B-movie sort of way. In a cute and challenging mobile puzzle game sort of way! MobilityWare's fascinating game of chain reactions is packed with variety, featuring multiple block types scattered across over 100 stages, with many more in the works!
Your simple task in graBLOX is to tap on one of the little alien critters to extend its hands and pull in blox from around the board. If you manage to group three or more together, they shiver and vanish. The trick is to methodically activate the grabbing ability so you don't leave any blox stranded, using as few moves as you can so you'll have something to brag about at your next techno dance party. If you make a move you don't like, you can always undo it with the round arrow at the top of the screen. Later stages introduce new types of blox, including tear-shaped heavy blox, laser blox, and chain reaction blox that do their grabbing thing all on their own.
Puzzle design is definitely one of the strengths in this simple little game, and you'll encounter plenty of challenge as you work through the huge set of levels. The blox types do wonders for gameplay variety as well, so you're not likely to get tired of grabbing anytime soon. It's worth noting that graBLOX is free and doesn't feature ads beyond the occasional between-level screen showing you some of the studio's other releases. Completely unobtrusive and easily skippable. 125 new levels are already in the works for graBLOX, so if you manage to burn through the existing set, there's plenty more on the way!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC Incredible. 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.