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Hello all you New Grounders,

Welcome to our latest game, Block Squad, which is something of a re-work of our previous title, Knightfall. As a member of the squad it's your job to save the city from an infestation of pesky blocks, retrieving the city's valuables (such as cats, burgers and ice cream) to unlock the exit to the next level.

On each level you will need to collect a certain amount of items before the exit opens, but you have a limited number of moves in which to do this. To move your squaddie around the board you will have to both remove blocks beneath them and rotate the board. Blocks can be removed from the board simply by clicking to highlight them, then clicking again to clear them. Removing groups of 3 or more blocks will only cost you one move, removing a pair of blocks will cost you 2 moves, and removing a single block will cost you 4, so make every move count! The board itself can be rotated by clicking the arrow on either side of it, or by using the left arrow, 'A' or 'Z' keys to rotate left, and the right arrow, 'S' or 'X' keys to rotate right.

Points are awarded for completing a level quickly and efficiently, but the biggest bonuses are to be had by collecting as many items as possible. The metal blocks can't be cleared and are generally a bit of a nuisance, but nothing more. The key to success is realising that you don't necessarily have to move your squaddie, rather that you can move items or indeed the exit instead.

Finally, you can also use 'Esc' or 'P' to pause the game if you fancy a breather, and 'F' to enter full-screen mode. Hope you enjoy the game and please let us know what you think of it!

Nice one,

The Megadev team.

*** UPDATE ***
Thanks for the slot on the front page Tom and everyone else at NG! :-) Just uploaded a new version which features a new and hopefully better tutorial - thanks for all the great feedback so far!

Reviews


NeocrisisIINeocrisisII

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good one !

It is a really well done game. The gameplay is simple and it is really addicting. The only thing i suggest is to do a better tutorial at the start. It took me some try to catch the objectives.


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FairesFaires

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

SUPER CUTE!!!^___^

Love the cute graphics and the jazzy music....

...but wut is the point of this game
and the instructions aren't.....explainin' everythin' ....for me...

Still nice and sweet game^^



HeavyTankHeavyTank

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice!

I liked the graphics, the music and the animation, they were all very polished, clean and shiny!
The gameplay was fun and (kinda) original.
Well, l agree with some people that say that the instructions are unclear, but l figured it out...l am not a n00b like them...
Nice job!



ChrisWyslingChrisWysling

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Instructions = :S

It was alright.
But i agree with IronGleet. Your instructions were very difficult to figure out.
I only realised what to do by mistake. Once i did, it turned out to be quite fun for a while. It might be a good idea to stick to the pictured and worded instructions.

But then when i was playing, it just got repetitive. Kudos for trying, it's a fairly fresh idea but for me it just isn't that appealing (to me).
5/10 and 3/5.



molkmanmolkman

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant.

I loved how the blocks changed faces when ouy have only few turns left. Overall the visuals are great.