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BabelBlox - An addictive blocks-type game Pick of the Week
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This week's Pick of the Week is an entertaining diversion for those times you have a few free minutes. BabelBlox is a block-removal game, but it's nothing like Brickout or any of the other "Pong-style" brick removal games. In the free trial version, your task is to remove bricks of identical color that are touching in either vertical or horizontal directions. The longer the chain of blocks that you remove, the higher your score. You make block colors align by removing blocks of other colors, and gravity then pulls the remaining blocks down to fill the holes left by the others. Complicating this process are special blocks that can destroy a number of their neighbors, and which jump around the grid as you go about your business of removing blocks.

Once you register, you gain access to a number of variants, including "beat the clock" and a very difficult version where gravity reverses after every block removal!

BabelBlox won't change your world, but it's a great way to pass a few minutes of free time. The program takes full advantage of the OS X environment, and even features a dock icon with changing block colors. You can buy the game by itself for $14.95, or buy a five-pack (BabelBlox plus HextriX, MarbleX, MnemoniX and RoX) for $19.95, which seems a great bargain (I've played with MarbleX, a Tetrix type of game, but none of the others).
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Authored by: joestalin on Nov 18, '02 06:27:28PM

This is a very nice update of the supremely addictive game out of Japan, Makigame (sometimes spelled macigame).

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