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A Legendary Block game that ISN’T voxel based?! (Block Legend!)

Block Legend is a mixture of a puzzle game with a side scrolling RPG. When you first start the game, you have a choice between the Hero and Hera. Then you get to select your stage, which at the beginning is just the forest. No worries about the limited characters and the stages at the beginning, there are plenty more unlockable as you play through the game.

The object of the game is to get to the end of the stages, while completing missions that you are assigned. Missions can range from clear a whole row to buy three items in one play through to defeating three bosses in one play through. As you accomplish these goals, you earn starblocks which can be used to unlock more characters, unlock more stages, or reuse an item in a future play though.

You start on the map as the hero on the level you selected and your hero is moving across the map to show how close you are to the boss battle. Until you have an encounter, you can try to boost and build up your stats or gain gold. The object is to line up two or more of the same icon adjacently, and tap it to earn points in that category.  There are Swords which attack the enemy, Hearts which heals the player, Shields which fills the shield bar, Gold which gives you gold, Treasure boxes which fills the treasure box, Magic which heals the user or attacks with magic, Yellow tip swords which attacks and destroys a 3×3 radius, and Exp which helps you earn experience. Exp blocks turn into sword blocks during an enemy encounter, and sword blocks turn into Exp blocks after a fight. But be careful! If you run out of possible matches, the board will automatically change but with taking away twenty five percent of your life!

Enemy encounters happen randomly throughout the stage. Below an enemy you will see the enemy’s name, the level of the enemy, its HP total, and how many turns until it attacks. You build up your shield guard by lining up Shield tiles, which helps you out. If your shield gauge is maxed out at three and an enemy attacks you for two damage, you occur no damage but your shield gauge is down to one. Whereas if your shield gauge is at three and an enemy attacks for five, you will end up taking only two damage! So shield gauge is your friend to help aid softening attacks and comes in handy for boss battles! Once you defeat an enemy, you will also gain an amount of Exp.

Once you gain enough experience to level up, you will be given the choice to raise a stat by one. Your choices are Strength which increases attack damage, Vitality which increases max shield and health, Agility which increases evasion/crit rate and gold gain, and Intelligence which increases magic attack and health gain.

Along your quest, you will usually encounter atleast two NPC shops during a map. They will offer to sell you items or services. Items that can be bought are usually temporary buffs to a certain stat to scrolls that can help you wipe out columns on your board. Services that are offered are usually to let you travel to a dungeon for a gold cost or to change one of your quests. These can come in handy if you need a side quest to earn experience or are struggling to accomplish a set task to earn more starblocks.

The thing that raises the re-playability of this game is the ability to unlock the different characters and areas. You can unlock characters such as a Witch whose skill is to boost magic effect damage and healing, Baller whose skill is a critical bonus, Shootdius whose skill is an evasion bonus, and more.  So each character has different strengths ranked by stars in Strength, Vitality, Agility, and Intelligence as well as varied skills which can assist you in your quest! These characters usually are unlockable starting off for five starblocks, but eventually rise in cost. For stages you can unlock Cave, Sea, Castle, and more. This is nice because along with being a new area, you get more chances to encounter different types of enemies and have access to buying different items or acquiring different loot.

This game is definitely worth a check out, especially for those who are puzzle fanatics and enjoy a retro RPG look. The game is a lot of fun and offers more challenges as you get along. My only complaint is that you don’t get a chance to start again as your character on your last play through and that you start all over again from the beginning at level one once you die.

Pros:
  • Plenty of things to unlock.
  • Nice soundtrack fits the game well.
Cons:
  • Starting over when defeated.
Graphics Pixl Score 4 4
Story Pixl Score N/A N/A
Sound Pixl Score 3 3
Controls Pixl Score 3 3
Fun Factor Pixl Score 4 4