July 06, 2007

Bloxorz

Writing about web page http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/games/bloxorz

Another day, another chance to fritter away the hours on a clever puzzle game running in Flash inside your browser. Today it’s Bloxorz, a devilishly simple idea where you have to move a 2×1 block around a grid until it can fall down the exit hole. The cleverness is in the way the block moves; it tumbles over and over, so if it’s standing up, when you move it it will “fall” until it’s lying down, and vice-versa. But if the block or any part of it goes off the edge of the grid, you lose, so you have to figure out the right way to manoeuvre the block to get it to the exit without falling off. Sounds fiddly, but it’s completely intuitive once you try it.

Bloxorz game

There are extra complications such as switches and such-like, but they’re really just ways to extend the “land on the right square” idea. One feature, though, where your block is split into two and you have to move the two parts independently for a while, then bring them back together, is quite fun.

So far, most levels have been reasonably do-able with a bit of lateral thinking, though 17, 18, 21 and 22 all looked unsolvable for a while until the lightbulb went on. If anyone gets all the way to the last level (level 33) without having their brain melt at least once, I take my hat off to you.


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  1. Wilby

    Are you a b3ta reader, perchance?

    06 Jul 2007, 14:23

  2. Bloody level bloody 7 I think had me stuffed. Grrr.

    07 Jul 2007, 00:30

  3. John Dale

    I didn’t see it at b3ta, but it’s all over the web right now.

    13 Jul 2007, 11:05

  4. tom

    Okay if anyone gets to level 28 please post a solution. i have been trying to solve it for 2 days…
    looks like theres no way to split your block in 2 pieces without setting off the switch, that closes the bridges and leaves your blocks stranded…
    =[

    11 Aug 2007, 18:42

  5. Try YouTube. Lots of walk thoughs.

    13 Aug 2007, 08:35

  6. ManGravy

    Anyone have the answer for level 28?

    18 Aug 2007, 03:25

  7. rededs12

    I’m having a lot of problem with level 28. any answers??

    30 Aug 2007, 16:43

  8. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy4fYHZ5fsk ...

    30 Aug 2007, 17:38

  9. Adie

    Here are the moves for Bloxorz Level 28. (R = Right, L = Left, F = Forward, B = Back, plus number of rolls)
    L1 – B3 – R1 – B1 – L1 – F1 – R1 – B2 – R2 -B2 -R3 – F3 – L1 – F1 – L1 – F1 – L1 – F1 – L1 – B1 – R2 – B1 – R1 – B1 – R1 – B1 – R2 – B1 – L1 – B1 – L2 – F3 – L1 – F1 – L1 – F1 – L2 – F1 – L2 – B1 – L1 – F1 – R3 – B1 – R1 – B1 – R1 – B1 – R1 – B1 – R1 – L4 – B3 – L5 – F2 – L3 – B1 – HIT SPACE BAR – L7 – F2 – L3 – F1…..Phew!!

    17 Nov 2007, 23:24


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