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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


xellonxellon

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 29, 2009

cool

kind of addicting really
well, kinda



DragonPunchDragonPunch

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 28, 2009

Wow!

That was the most fun I've ever gotten out of a puzzle game so far!

This should go on DS!

Good job guys!



ChaosProdigyChaosProdigy

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 30, 2009

Good Quality As Usual

This has got to be one of the best flash games you guys have developed so far! The gameplay was refreshing and original, like the first time I played Bomboozle. The graphics were impressive as always and the music was pretty nice most of the time.

This game should appeal to anyone, regardless of age, and reminds me of any old SNES game, in a good way. You should seriously think about getting this flash game onto an iPhone or Nintendo DS...



ZerteZerte

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 31, 2009

What an explendid GAME!!"

BUt pretty Short of movements and the thigies are pretty far DAmn it!". BUt anyway that's the challenge hah!" Anyway Pretty awesome Game!!"ยท":...


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bizarrechickenbizarrechicken

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 28, 2009

Epic music.

I'm giving this a ten because it has the same niggling problems as Knightfall - the fact that the randomness of the squares will always plague the turn limit / objectives, but the music, the music had me besotten. I loved the songs in this. Please, tell me where you found them - or if you wrote them.


Megadev responds:

Hi mate, thanks for the review and glad you like the music! You can actually download it right here:

http://www.megadev.co.uk/audio/blocks quad_theme.mp3
http://www.megadev.co.uk/audio/blocks quad_girl.mp3
http://www.megadev.co.uk/audio/blocks quad_bruiser.mp3

If you have trouble downloading it then just e-mail us and we'll send it to you directly.

Cheers,

Mike.