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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


ShirenShiren

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Race to the blocky flag

I think this game was alot of fun to play and that it really is nice looking and smooth. The only things that started to bother me was the fact that the "How to Play"tutorail went by way to quick to understand what everything ment leaving you to figure out what means what by playing. The other thing I dislike is they dont tell you, you can move the screen by pressing the A and S button which makes the game funner and faster to play. Overall it was a very good game with great classic music and good graphics to boot.



redenvyredenvy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was good.

It reminded me a lot of Knightsfall and I thought you took a lot of concepts from that game. Why I gave it a nine out of ten was because it was just too easy, you could undo blocks of one that were in your way. It was very good and even though it was a lot like Knightsfall, it was still enjoyable to play.



intotheunderground09intotheunderground09

Rated 5 / 5 stars

good game!

Its a really good game but theres one glitch i noticed, when your trying to fall onto a item you need you just stay in one place. still fun though!



Ragnarok101Ragnarok101

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Meh...

It was ok, because after a while it got really boring...Good idea though.



7thelf7thelf

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice Game!

Cool characters =)