Reach for the skies in this wacky skyscraper construction game! In Tower Bloxx™ Deluxe, your task is to build brand new homes for the Tower Toons™ - funny little people who move in and turn the lights on before they even have a roof over their heads! It’s a test of skill - the better you drop new floors on the swaying tower, the happier they will be. But it’s windy up there, so you better keep your cool since a mistake might cost you a bunch of floors! Casual one-button game play will get you into building tall towers in no time - but it takes practice to really master Tower Bloxx™ Deluxe. Tower Bloxx Deluxe improves on the award-winning original with amazing new visual effects, more in-depth game play and two brand new game modes and brand new minigame.
Addictive and fun along with original one-button mechanics
Stunning visual style and effects
A more in-depth and immersive Play Story game mode with puzzles and brand new minigame
Dozens of unlockable game elements
New comic style characters
Quick Game mode for building the tallest tower in the universe!
Time Challenge mode for competing against the clock
Party Game mode for instant split-screen multiplayer fun for up to four players!
Achievement system with over 70 individual goals to be achieved
As in the original Tower Bloxx, the blocks are dropped on top of each other with an intuitive and extremely fun one-button game mechanic. In Tower Bloxx Deluxe, the beloved core game play remains the same, but sub-goals are added along with achievements, enhanced city building mode and midway targets such as tower upgrades and balcony blocks that add population boosts to your tower.
In the “Play Story” mode the mayor A.Z. Millspaugh and city architect Ava Dandelion of Sycamore Vale has asked you, a renowned tower builder, to quickly help in rebuilding the city since the old residences are falling apart. Luckily your amazing building block system is perfect for the job! And you have Ava to guide you all the way!
Five new districts have been opened for construction on a fresh plot of land for you to work on. By successfully building and improving the districts, you will help the town to grow into a thriving metropolis. The trick is to solve the puzzle for each district – maximizing the number of citizens by building different kinds of Towers, each one getting higher than the former. You will also have to solve the puzzle of placing the Blue Residential, Red Commercial, Green Office and Yellow Luxury towers onto the city grid. But remember, whilst Blue can go anywhere, Red needs Blue as a neighbour, Green needs both Blue and Red and lastly Yellow needs all three colors as neighbours. It sounds easier than it is to get the best score possible!
In Quick Game mode your goal is to make your tower as high as possible and only your improving building skills set the limit to how high you can really go. Build all the way up into space and admire colorful planets and shooting stars amongst many other things.
In Time Challenge mode you get to see how well you do under pressure. Or you can enjoy the game together with friends in the Party Game mode, where up to four people can build towers on the same machine with split-screen fun!
The look and feel of the original Tower Bloxx is taken to a new level with colorful and cheerful graphics, filled with eye-candy and detail never before seen in a casual game. The bright saturated colors and the cartoony blue skied world is enhanced by the 3D aspects of the game. The improved camera angle really shows how high you are and induces a vertigo feeling while climbing up to space…
Honestly, this loos and sounds kind of dumb. It's pretty much a stacking game in the vain of Jenga, always having to worry about tempering progress with the annihilation of your structures. it's a fun little distraction, especially if you have friends around. I wouldn't say it's anything amazing, but it's more than fun enough to be worthwhile.
If you haven’t played Tower Bloxx before, you’ll have a chance to do so this week when a version of the game (called Tower Bloxx Deluxe) launches on Xbox Live Arcade. The XBLA take still features the simple/addictive gameplay, but adds more elaborate graphics for the console and also includes XBL avatars as the characters. The premise is about as basic as it gets: You’re in charge of construction and tasked with building a bunch of towers. All you need to do is use your crane to drop the floors of the building on each other. No sweat, right? Well, you’ll be sweating soon enough, because there’s apparently enough wind to cause the floor hanging from the crane cable to sway back and forth. You have to pick the best time to drop the floor on the growing tower of blocks (or “bloxx,” I guess) in hopes that it’ll line up perfectly with the floor below. You go until you hit the building’s maximum number of floors or until you drop two floors without landing them on the stack.
First of all - lets be clear about what this game isn't: It is not a game about building houses. The house you are building is just a visual gag, a place holder or perhaps a metaphor. Window dressing, perhaps. No, this is a game in the best tradition of more abstracted games like Tetris. You are "building a house" under extreme time pressure, dropping house segments on top of existing ones at a frantic rate, trying to build your house as tall as possible, without having it topple over, and with bonuses for fitting them snugly. While there are a number of things you could complain about, in the end, this is a fairly simple games, and hence the question should just be - is it fun? And up to a point, the answer is yes, provided you are prepared to deal with a slightly wonky control scheme, imperfect camera management and, of course, that this games is going to be very much about split-second hand-eye coordination. I, personally, think they could have eased up on the time pressure and allowed more thinking, and perhaps relied less on dropping things at precisely the right time, but I suppose that it would then have been a different game. At the price (currently $2), it's pretty much a no-brainer purchase. Even if you're not quite into the genre or this particular instantiation of it, you'll still get your money's worth.
Tower Bloxx is really a simple game. There are various game modes, but the only objective of the game is to drop the various floor at the top of each other. There is only one button to press when we want to drop a floor. The game is addictive because every time you lose and your building falls down, you want to retry to create an higher building or to increase your score. Tower Bloxx shows that it's not necessary to have realistic graphic or complex commands to realize a good game.
The fundamental game play aspect of Tower Bloxx Deluxe is from a very simple flash game where you press a button to release hold of an item and try to stack it as evenly as possible on top of other items. Among my circle of friends, this little flash game became a point of competition. It's surprising how rivalry can imbue fun into a simplistic concept. I view Tower Bloxx Deluxe as a version of my experience, except you're competing against yourself to build better and better towers for the sake of the meta game (which is like a really simple version of Sim City kinda). This game may not be super in depth, dark, or dramatic, but it will keep you entertained and happy.
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