Block (Windows)

Block Windows Title screen and menu


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Block is a breakout game with 50 stages. Despite its uninspiring title, there are several original twists on the gameplay.

You can shoot new balls into the game at any time. If you run out of balls and fail to complete a stage, you don't have to start all over from stage 1. You can retry each stage an infinite number of times, so in that sense it is more a casual game. You get eight balls for each stage, and even if you use them all up in one stage, you'll still get eight balls at the beginning of the next.

The ball doesn't move at a constant pace, rather it bounces moving faster at the bottom of the screen and slowing down and reversing at the top of the screen.

The goal is to complete each stage as fast as possible. The game keeps a top 10 ranking list for each stage. This high score list keeps track of player name, completion time, and even the date on which the time record was set.

You can lower the paddle by pressing right mouse button, when you release it the paddle springs back to its original position. This way you can whack the ball by releasing just when a ball is about to hit, giving the ball more speed.

There are several types of bricks.

Yellow - normal brick Blue - needs double amount of hits to break Red - contains a power-up Gray - unbreakable Magnetic - will push away balls magnetically Yellow brick in basket - can only be hit from above Red-ball-brick - spawns one extra ball into the game Blue-ball-brick - spawns infinite amount of balls into the game Arrows - pushes the ball into arrow direction

The red bricks can release several types of power-ups

S - tiny balls, harder to break bricks B - big balls, easier to break bricks Infinite sign - player can shoot infinite balls into game Up arrows - flip gravity Smaller arrows - decrease paddle width Wider arrows - increase paddle width Wider arrows red - maximum width paddle


Block Windows Stage 13, yellow brick in a basket, can only hit from above.
Block Windows Stage 1 cleared, the vectorballs demo effect is used a lot in the game.
Block Windows Stage 4, the ball can go straight through fractured yellow bricks.
Block Windows Stage 7, magnetic bricks

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Critic Reviews Nov 18, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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BdR (5874) added Block (Windows) on Apr 03, 2009