Boom Blox is an exclusive Nintendo Wii game made by movie director Steven Spielberg. He was actually directly involved in the making of this game devoting time to go to the studios every week giving his input.
Imagine yourself playing Jenga, but instead of pulling blocks from the stack, you throw a marble at the stack hoping to knock the blocks over. That is exactly how Boom Blox plays on the Nintendo Wii.
The game is played with just the Wii remote where you look at a block structure, point then lock it with the A button, then swing the Wii remote at your screen throwing a ball towards that block structure. The ball will knock that part of the structure which then will hopefully send all the blocks to the ground that will get you some points.
The least amount of throws you do the more point you get. A very simple puzzle game, but surprising very addictive as the game is all about looking for the weak point. The actual throw you do towards the screen has to also be taken into consideration as a weak swing will cause a slow throw.
The game has over three hundred levels and many more modes that can keep you entertained for awhile. The other modes involve pulling blocks, while not knocking the structure over, like Jenga, attacking characters by throwing balls at them and some shooting levels which involve a simple point and shoot.
The scoring system is a bronze, silver and gold system and while the game is relatively easy, getting gold on every stage can take some time. The multiplayer part of the game is very similar to the single player as you can play co-op.
The other modes involve some interesting games like head to head, where you face your opponent and try and knock all their blocks down before they knock yours. The game also features an editor mode which allows you to build your own structure and game modes, which is good but can be a little frustrating placing blocks as it’s not always accurate.
A lot of the Wii games that involve using the pointer can really shake on screen but Boom Blox seems to handle that very well. The physics in the game are great and really fun to watch all the blocks collide with each other. The graphics are very simple; on the other hand it is very difficult to criticize a game that has no intentions of looking nice as you can only see coloured squares on the screen.
The game is not at a full price like other games and would be great to just buy and keep in your collection for multiplayer. If you want a fun, simple, straightforward game that will keep you addicted for hours then buy Boom Blox. If you prefer a game with more depth and storyline, then stay away from this game as it is a game your grandmother could probably master in ten minutes!
I give this game 3.5 out of 5