Summary: Boom Blox was nowhere near my radar when I bought my Wii last year. I'm a reader of Penny Arcade, and while I don't often use their recommendations to pick up games, the glowing review and concept of a physics-based game where you just threw stuff at blocks was enough to get me to put it in my GameFly queue. Broke it out at a party with friends, and I couldn't click the Keep It button fast enough. When I try to explain Boom Blox to people, it just doesn't go well.
Who knew "pretending" to play Jenga was so much fun?
5 March 2009
Summary: I first played Boom Blox over Thanksgiving of '08, some friends said they had a game we had to play. This game has almost no learning curve whatsoever, anyone can play it, and anyone can be good at it, and I think that's one of the reasons it appeals to so many types of people. My wife, who is not a big fan of video games as a whole loves this game, partly because it is just that much fun and partly because even though I am "the gamer" between the two of us, she mops the...
Summary: I was actually very impressed with this title - the designers took a simple concept and really developed its full potential in lots of interesting directions. As with any good puzzle game, the core mechanic is simple yet the strategies that emerge from it are endlessly varied. There is a *lot* of content in here, and a great deal of variety in both the single and multi-player modes.
Summary: Boom Blox is great for literally the whole family. My little sisters loved it, even my Dad liked it, who doesn't really like much when it comes to video games. Smashing blocks with family/friends is great fun. The graphics are solid enough for this game, replay value is fairly high, and the 4-player fun is a huge plus. Loads of various game types. A winner with anyone!
Summary: My son age 11 and I love playing this game and it is great for boys that like to destroy and throw things! Who doesn't love to do that? I love the animals in it and the many different puzzles and the fact that you can change camera angles to pick out your block. I wouldn't recommend for younger than 7 because I think it would be too difficult to do much besides throw a few blocks, but I am no expert! I love everything about this game!
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I've only played this game on single player. For some reason, this game reminds me a lot of various (better quality) Shockwave block based games games out there that you can play on the Internet. The graphics are only marginally better. It's extremely easy to learn. And it keeps you entertained despite the sub-par graphics. That said, it's a Shockwave game on some major steroids. You can rotate around quite easily.
Summary: A game that has Steven Spielberg's name attached to it in some way, shape, or form deserves some sort of attention, and EA's Boom Blox for the Wii is that such game. A fun, slightly inventive puzzle blast; Boom Blox finds you disassembling, destroying, or just playing around with a series of Jenga-esque blocks.