Archive for July, 2009

Savanna Blocks – The best match-3 game you never played

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

July24 Okay okay, maybe it’s not the best, and maybe you have actually played it, I don’t know.  All I know is that it’s awesome.  Awesome sound, awesome graphics, and it even has giraffes!  The game Savanna Blocks by ClocKworK MonSteR is an addictive Match-three, or should I call it a Match-2, you should see why below.  Okay so I was exaggerating a bit.  The sound isn’t awesome, and neither are the graphics, but one thing I didn’t exaggerate about was the giraffes, and umm panthers, and stuff.  It has the word Savanna in it after all.  I’m sure you’ve heard me say many times before that Match-threes are a dime-a-dozen, and me saying that phrase are a dime-a-dozen too.  So where are my dimes?  I have no problem reviewing the match-three type games just as long as they are fun to me and this is.  I’ve decided not to quote Wikipedia this time because well all I would be quoting is what a savanna is and that really doesn’t have much to do with this game other than the theme.  In fact I still don’t know what a savanna is, but I’m thinking some sort of grass lands in Africa.  In any case forget the word Savanna, let’s just focus on the word Blocks.  Let’s face it, when you see the word blocks you almost know for sure what type of game it is, match-3, Breakout, Tetris or something.  So essentially this is a block removal game, and they should have called it “Yet another block removal game but this time with another twist”.

Okay so what I think of the game, it’s addictive.  Oh hokey smokes how it’s addictive!  You’ll love it, your children will love it, your pets will love it.  Even your pets children will love it.  Even your children’s grand-children’s pets children’s pet’s will love it.  Got it?  Good.  No the graphics aren’t so great.  No the sound isn’t that special.  Well the music is a little unique and funny but we’ll get to that in a bit.


(xblig)Wordzy for XBLCG – Whatzy?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

July22 Words, Words, everywhere there’s words, in books and on game shows, it’s getting absurd, read this and that, can’t you read the words?  What’s up with word games?  Word games for fun and profit.  Everybody likes word games.  Jumble, Scrabble, Crossword puzzles, etc.  So it’s with some pleasure, okay a little pleasure, okay not really, word games aren’t my thing.  Well actually that’s not true, I like wheel of fortune.  I don’t mind doing crossword puzzles every once in a while.  In any case the next review is for the Xbox Live Community Game called Wordzy.

My thoughts on the game:  It’s just ok.  It’s essentially a guessing game, and it gives you no hints as to what the mystery word is other than filling in the first letter and giving you a bonus letter.  If you want to know more, it’s after the jump.