DescriptionBliss Island is an action-puzzler where you play a character called Hoshi (a Zwooph), who using blasts of air from his trunk, can juggle or manipulate other objects or himself. The game consists of a collection of mini games, which can either be played individually (with the aim being to get a highscore) or through the adventure mode (where you play each one in order, only progressing to the next one once you've achieved a goal/high enough score).
The mini games consist of tasks such as
- Smashing invader-style blocks as they march down the screen, by moving Hoshi into them. This is done by blasting pulses of air from Hoshi, which then make him move.
- Blowing fruit balls into other objects (such as flower bumpers) so that they ricochet around the screen and into a monsters mouth, similar to Pachinko machines in arcades.
- A trickshot billiards game, where you fire Hoshi into the balls on the table, trying to pot them all within a certain number of air pulses.
- Bee Racing, where using similar controls to Hoshi, you race against AI Bees around a track (whilst avoiding obstacles such as rocks and snails)
- ... and various other mini games that follow the theme of ricocheting balls off targets / into holes either within a time limit or to achieve a goal (such as to clear bugs off a flower, to hit another ball off the same colour, to pick up stars, etc.).
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The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Xbox 360||Mar 17, 2008||4.5 out of 5||90|
|GameXtazy||Windows||Jul 28, 2006||80|
|GameZebo||Windows||Jul 31, 2006||80|
|IC-Games||PSP||Feb 19, 2007||65 out of 100||65|
|Thunderbolt Games||Xbox 360||Jun 01, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PSP||Jan 12, 2007||4 out of 10||40|
|GameSpot||Xbox 360||Mar 17, 2008||3.5 out of 10||35|
|IGN||Xbox 360||Mar 12, 2008||3.5 out of 10||35|
|Xboxdynasty (XD)||Xbox 360||Apr 22, 2008||3.2 out of 10||32|
|Totally Gaming Network||Xbox 360||Apr 23, 2008||2 out of 10||20|
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