|Platforms||Android 5.1 and up|
As what the title of the game suggests, Folding Blocks takes you to a series of challenging puzzles that will put your skills and knowledge on a test. The main objective is to unfold the blocks on the board and strategically and masterfully filled all the spaces to complete each challenge. From the creators behind equally-colorful games like Sandwich, Gravity Pops and Wrecking Balls comes an easy, fun yet surprisingly challenging puzzle game. If you are looking for a light game that comes with a decent challenge, Folding Blocks is definitely a perfect fit. Feel free to explore this puzzle game and see what else Folding Blocks has to offer.
The mechanics of the game are very simple and easily manageable. However, despite the apparent simplicity, the players are still encouraged to visualize the puzzle carefully and establish the most effective strategy to maximize his chances of winning. If you failed to solve the puzzle or if you got stuck, the game will give you no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning until you manage to make it through. Generally, here’s how Folding Blocks works. As soon as the game begins, it prompts you right away to the game board.
The board is composed of colored blocks and to start filling the gray areas or empty spaces, simply swipe the blocks to any direction you prefer. If a block (occupying one grid) is swiped on the left (assuming it’s a gray area), the size of the block will be doubled. The tricky part is that when you move the same colored block, it will now occupy two grids and it requires another two empty space to lay them flat on the board. All movements will be symmetrical so if you cannot fit the block on the empty space, you’ve probably done something wrong and that gives you no other option but to either undo the last move or reset the level.
From Simple to Frustratingly Challenging
The great part about Folding Blocks is the fact that you are not just dealing with easy-peasy puzzles. First batch of levels might be simple, the second batch is manageable but the later parts are seemingly inescapable and some of which becomes frustratingly challenging. The grids are changing dynamically per level and some of which are simply beyond expectations. Although some solutions are generally simple which allows you to solve the puzzle in a few moves, you must figure it out skillfully and make sure you analyzed everything before making any moves.
In case you got stuck on a level or if you find it extremely hard to solve, you have three actions available that you can take advantage with. First of which is the Hint. Hint, as what the term suggests, will give you the clues on how to solve the puzzle. It is generally a guaranteed solution but makes sure to follow the instructions carefully. The second option is “Undo” which allows you to undo your previous move. The third option is “Skip” which allows you to progress on the next level without the need of solving the current puzzle. All these actions can only be obtained by watching reward videos.
Unlock Skins And Explore Daily Levels
Every time you have completed a puzzle, you will earn a certain number of gems. All the gems will be accumulated to your account which can be seen on the upper right corner of the game screen. The gems are generally used to unlock new skins. The first purchase is worth 300 gems but the price will exponentially increase which gives Folding Blocks a remarkable replay value and longevity as it gives players more reason to play the game. It is also interesting to note that Skins can only be randomly unlocked. You can also earn more gems by watching reward videos.
Aside from the main campaign, players can also explore the Daily Level challenges. Compared to the typical levels, Daily Level Challengers are relatively more challenging and tricky. The grids here are bigger and the sizes are more irregular. It also comes with many colors which makes the challenge a lot trickier. The notable downside of Folding Blocks, however, is the overwhelming number of ads. You will encounter ads right after each level. Not to mention the option to double your rewards in exchange for watching another video. I just hope the developers can do something to lessen the ad frequency to make this game more enjoyable.
Simple, fun and surprisingly challenging. I guess this is how you can perfectly describe Folding Blocks. It comes from simple puzzle to a seemingly inescapable and frustratingly challenging level which is a good thing especially for gamers who are craving for a pure challenge. Appearance-wise, Folding Blocks offers an engaging and colorful visual which is quite similar to most of their games. The best part of this game is the fact that it works perfectly well even without an Internet connection. It is also very light that it won’t consume much of your phone storage. Currently, Folding Blocks is available for both Android and iOS devices and you can download this amazing puzzle game for free. Have fun!