|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Simple, fun and absolutely addictive! This is how you can perfectly describe Block Puzzle: Star Gem by BitMango. Interestingly, BitMango has published so many great block puzzle games and each of them comes with their own special twist. Block Puzzle: Star Gem is not an exemption at all. The game features some notable unique elements on it which make it distinctive above the rest. However, the game surprisingly shares a lot of similarities with BitMango’s Block Puzzle: Star Finder except for the fact that they feature an entirely different theme. If you love block puzzle games, this one is definitely a great fit! Feel free to explore Block Puzzle: Star Gem and see what else this puzzle game has to offer.
The mechanics for this game are generally simple and easily manageable. Block Puzzle: Star Gem basically works the same way with your typical block puzzle games. The only thing that makes it different and somehow special is the fact that you can rotate the puzzle pieces. You do so by collecting stars, hence the title. Much like the typical block puzzle game, the main objective of this game is to get the highest score as possible. To do so, you must drag and drop the puzzle pieces on the board and create full straight lines either horizontally or vertically aligned to clear them off the screen and earn score.
The game takes you to a standard 8×8 empty Grid or board. Located below the board is a small panel showcasing three randomly-generated puzzle pieces that are merely inspired by classic tetrominoes. The puzzle pieces will be given by batch which is composed of three. Much like a classic block puzzle game, the player can only get a new batch once the previous batch is consumed. Therefore, you must visualize the puzzle carefully and strategically place the puzzle pieces on the board. If you run out of space for the upcoming puzzle pieces, the game will come to a quick end and you have no other option but to start the game back from the very beginning. The game might offer you a reward video to revive the puzzle.
Collect Stars to Rotate Blocks
The game will have a Star Gem on its title for no reason. Stars will play a crucial role in this game. As you play the puzzle, you will occasionally encounter puzzle pieces with Stars on them. If you create lines along with these stars, you will be able to collect them. Collecting them will fill up your rotate meter which can be found on the lower-left corner of the game screen. Once you have earned enough Stars, you will soon earn a Rotate which gives you the power to rotate a single puzzle piece. Generally, the more stars you collect, the bigger the number of Rotate you can earn.
Interestingly, you can also earn a Rotate by watching a reward video. Rotate is one of the features you cannot commonly found in a standard block puzzle game and it is very interesting to see that Block Puzzle: Star Gem will highlight such element. Occasionally, you will also encounter “Bonus Block”. This is a 3×3 Block that allows you to destroy blocks on the board. You can acquire such powerup by watching a reward video.
Colorful Block Puzzle
Block Puzzle: Star Gem is just a simple yet fun and addictive block puzzle game. It doesn’t have multiple campaigns such as Timed and Bomb mode but the game is still worth exploring. Appearance-wise, this game is an absolute visual delight. The game comes with a visually striking graphics and stunning theme. Interestingly, the interface will somehow remind you of Block Puzzle Jewel or Block Puzzle Guardian due to its Mayan or Jungle inspired atmosphere.
The puzzle pieces are wonderfully designed as well and the game is also complemented with a well-fitting piece of music and audio effects which makes this game even more enjoyable. Block Puzzle: Star Gem will also record your personal best score which provides the game decent replay value. The game also comes with a Leaderboard System which you can access via Google Play Center. You must connect your Google Account to this game in order to compete with other players online.
Block Puzzle: Star Gem is generally a simple yet fun and addictive puzzle. It captures all the classic elements that we all enjoyed from a standard block puzzle game. Despite the simplicity, the game still offers a decent challenge which makes it absolutely worth exploring. Appearance-wise, the game also comes with a well-polished graphics and is also accompanied with well-fitting music and audio effects. To top it all, the game can be played wonderfully even without an Internet connection. The game will also not consume much of your phone storage. Currently, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this addictive puzzle game absolutely for free. Cheers!