This puzzle game is a lot of fun and highly addictive, consider yourself warned. The graphics look very good and have bright colors. There are a lot of different sound effects for all the different combos, which makes for excellent gameplay. The game has several variations that add to its already high replayability. The controls are simple, so you will be able to try long, fast combos. With three difficulty levels on speed, and a plethora on both garbage and computer opponent mode, there are several levels of master. Pile all this on top of a pop culture icon theme, and you have a game that will definitely keep you coming back.
Choose one or two players. In two player mode you can play against each other in battle mode, but of course on gameboy you would have needed a link for that. You can play against the computer in several different ways.
The game plays like this: Make three or more blocks that match touch, and they will disappear, allowing you to score. Do this by moving your cursor to two blocks you want to switch and press A. Whenever you score, the blocks will stop moving upward for a second. When you connect more than three blocks together, it is called a combo. The way to get really big combos is to try to match up four or five of two different colors at the same time. The more you connect together, the higher your point score will be. The pile will also stop for longer periods of time when you this. Blocks left hanging will fall, and if they fall beside two or more blocks that match, you will start a chain. These can go on for a while if you try to make changes to the bottom while the chain is happening so you can keep it going. Chains will also stop the pile longer than normal scores.
On top of the point score bonus, whenever you make combos, or chains, your opponent will get garbage dropped on his screen. He will, however, be dropping it on you at the same time if he is any good. To get rid of garbage, simply score with at least one block that is touching it, and the piece of garbage will turn into blocks. If you pay attention, when the blocks are falling you can make changes to the bottom for chain points that will land more garbage on your opponent.
There are several different modes of play for you to master: In marathon mode you play until your stack has reached the top. In challenge mode you must battle gym leaders. Use combos and chains to attack them. Time zone requires you to reach a certain point score before time runs out. Line clear is a mode in which it gives you a certain amount of blocks to clear before you can move on. There are several stages to beat in this mode. In puzzle mode you must clear a puzzle in a certain number of moves in order to move on to the next. In garbage mode you must clear the garbage as it falls.
|A Button||Switch selected blocks|
|B Button||Push up|
|Go for gold|
|Forget trying to score with three blocks. Try to make four in a row your minimum, you will make much better scores and drop more garbage on your opponents.|