Chunkout review (iOS / Universal)November 5, 2011
♫ “If you don’t like what you see here
Get the funk out”
10 word description: Delete chunks of two or more coloured blocks – clear level.
10 word review: Simple yet addictive. Hampered by uninspiring visuals and single mode.
You will like this if you enjoy: Block clearing puzzle games. Match-3 style games – it isn’t Match-3, but it’s a close comparison.
The good news: It’s simple and addictive. The games are quick, particularly if you’re rubbish at clearing the whole of the first level! Score multiplier adds a great high-scoring mechanism.
The bad news: The description (on the app store) is not particularly interesting and the inclusion of a backstory that hints at Boulderdash / Miner 2049’er gameplay is confusing. Visually, the game looks like a red/green/blue grid with not a lot going on. Claiming that there are “Amazing HD Retina Graphics”, when the screenshots tell a hugely different story, doesn’t do the game any favours. There’s only one mode; there could be more.
Arcadelife verdict: I hate making myself sound like a graphics whore, but if this game looked a bit prettier and had an additional mode or two then it would be a lot easier to recommend. As it is, it’s an addictive enough block-clearing game but it doesn’t have enough going for it to draw loads of people in. The core game is good enough, it just needs jazzing up and a bit of a marketing makeover too.
Arcadelife rating: 50/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.2
Chunkout website link