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Bliss Island

MobyRank MobyScore
PSP
52
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Windows
...
2.8
Xbox 360
41
1.0
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Description

Bliss 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.).
The PC version is single player only, but the PSP version also has a 2 player wireless mode (local adhoc), which has multiplayer versions of Bee Racing, Invaders and a multiplayer only Soccer game.

Screenshots

Bliss Island Windows Bashing the slug critters as they stick their heads out from their caves.
Bliss Island Windows Feeding the Jigoka monster with fruit.
Bliss Island Windows A little bit of background story.
Bliss Island Windows Main menu

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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 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play.tm PSP Jan 05, 2007 64 out of 100 64
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Jun 01, 2008 6 out of 10 60
TalkXbox Xbox 360 Mar 18, 2008 43 out of 100 43
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Jan 12, 2007 4 out of 10 40
videogamer.com PSP Jan 10, 2007 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Xbox 360 Mar 17, 2008 3.5 out of 10 35
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Apr 22, 2008 3.2 out of 10 32
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Mar 11, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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