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Boom Blox (Wii)

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Description

Boom Blox is a action puzzle game developed in conjunction with Steven Spielberg. The objective of Boom Blox is to keep a structure made of blocks from being knocked down or to knock over a structure using the Wii Remote to throw, shoot or grab colorful character-based blocks through 300 levels through five worlds.

The game utilizes a realistic physics-based system. Depending on how a projectile is thrown and at what angle, the blocks will react accordingly, and collapse based on the real-time action.

The game's modes are as follows:
  • Adventure: allows players to go through 300 character based scenarios through 5 unique worlds. The player must face time limits and a set number of projectiles to make it to the end of a level, and earn a medal.

  • Explore: offers puzzle-based objectives that focus on different groups of skills.

  • Party: there are also 100+ cooperative and competitive levels to play with up to four people. Players can build and destroy structures together for points to accumulate high scores.

  • Create: players can post and play new levels online to people on their friends list via WiiConnect24 with a stage creator.

Screenshots

Boom Blox Wii If two green chemical blox collide, they explode
Boom Blox Wii Knocking down a castle
Boom Blox Wii Remove blocks one by one
Boom Blox Wii Knock your own blox into the point multiplier, or try to knock your opponents out

Alternate Titles

  • "PQRS" -- working title

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The Press Says

Play.tm May 16, 2008 95 out of 100 95
GameSpy May 13, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamer 2.0 May 15, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon Jul 22, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Tweakers.net Jun 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCola.net Aug, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Jeuxvideo.com May 09, 2008 16 out of 20 80
Hooked Gamers May 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot May 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Spielberg? 3 St. Martyne (3562)
Jul 13, 2008

Trivia

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg signed a contract with EA for quite a few titles so he was pretty much obliged. He was already involved with Medal of Honor, but this was indeed the first one he pitched himself.

Boom Blox, which blends block-building and block-busting with memorable characters, was "the first idea that jumped into my head." He drew inspiration from his family — he has seven children, the youngest one 11 — and observes, "There is a continental divide in my own house between what I play and the kind of games my kids play."

"I wanted something that would bring the family together in the same room, standing shoulder to shoulder with four different controllers."

As a parent, he strictly monitors the games in his home. "There are games that are taboo. And I won't have them on the premises. I don't want my kids saying, 'How come Dad is playing that and we can't?' "

Awards

  • GAME British Academy Video Games Awards
    • 2009 – Casual Game Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #2 Wii Game of the Year
    • 2008 – Wii Puzzle Game of the Year
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Guy Chapman (1745) added Boom Blox (Wii) on Jun 03, 2008