Motley Blocks by Square Enix is kind of like putting LEGOs in a blender, and you have to pick them out one color at a time. Don’t worry, you don’t have to assemble them as well.
What is it?
The game sets all of the color cubes spinning around a central axis of an imaginary cylinder. As the cubes pass by all you need to do is tap and drag a line to connect as many of the same colored cubes as you can. The catch is you only get two revolutions of the set of cubes before time runs out. If you don’t get every last cube connected (or tapped) you have to do the entire round over again before you can advance to the next level.
As you collect enough points (or use the ubiquitous in-app purchases for extras) you can even create your own puzzles to share. Yes, you can take this game online and share with the world. If you like paying for upgrades, there is a premium version also for sale in the game ($2.99).
How does it work?
All you need to do is tap one of the cubes and drag a path for as long as possible. If you drag your path across a color other than what you started with your trail will be lost.
The graphics are blocky on purpose but the images are clean and easy to discern.
The background music is not annoying and creates a suitably light atmosphere. The power-ups are decent and the game even provides some without having to pony up your hard earned points.
Is it contagious?
Motley Blocks is a free game, so the price is right. It isn’t very thrilling and only moderately challenging. The reward is only a blocky picture, but the potential to create your own picture puzzles and share them is engaging. This isn’t the strongest game offering, but it isn’t bad.