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Rating: 6.6/10 (8 votes cast)

When you first play ┬áBreaking Bricks, you’re bound to look at the game concept and question how it could possibly be considered remotely challenging. Well don’t be fooled, although it utilizes a very simple game system and has little variation, you’re required to analyse almost every decision you make if you want to successfully complete each level. By doing so you give yourself the most potential to succeed in the levels to come.

Like a number of games in the vein of grid design you find yourself required to remove the multicoloured bricks by clicking on a grouping. When you find a grouping of bricks that are located next to one another of the same color, clicking on one of them effectively removes the entire group. Now in most games with in this vein, you usually find yourself with a set number of moves in order to complete the task. This is not the case in this instance. In Breaking Bricks you can click on as many groupings as necessary until the game board is empty.

However the true difficulty comes when you’re down to your last few remaining blocks. The reason this is such an issue is because in essence you have a total of 5 lives. Each “life” in Breaking Bricks is referred to as a Wand. A wand gives you the special ability to remove a single brick that is not connected to another of it’s own color. However, each time you remove a single brick by using a wand, you also lose a life within the game. As a result, because the wands within the game are not replenishable, in order to attain a high score you have to be very careful with how you go about breaking the bricks to prevent using unnecessary wands.

Very rarely does a game need to have amazing graphics and wonderful game-play in order to be engaging. Breaking Bricks is one of the few that lacks both, yet is able to find a simple and captivating concept that allows for an effective flash game.

Breaking Bricks, 6.6 out of 10 based on 8 ratings
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