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Jan
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Wind-Up Knight was one of the first truly great platformers on Android, and now developer Robot Invader is taking on puzzles with a new game called Rise of the Blobs. It's a little bit like a fusion of Tetris and Collapse, but with food. It is up to you to hold off the ever expanding army of blobs as they seek to (presumably) consume your marshmallow hero. I mean, you almost can't blame them – he looks so tasty.

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So your little marshmallow avatar is stuck at the top of a tower with the blobs slowly climbing up the sides, and you have to do something about that. Rotate from side to side and drop fruit to match to color of the blobs and pop them. Your goal is to stay alive as long as possible and complete objectives. Sound simple? Well it only sounds that way. The pace picks up quite fast, and it's a real challenge to get those achievements.

As you play, you'll unlock power-ups and new game modes, but there is also the tantalizing lure of the in-app purchase. Like Wind-Up Knight, Rise of the Blobs makes use of in-app purchases to sell you power-ups and upgrades. However, the game is completely free to try and it looks like you can unlock most of the content through efficient gameplay. This one is definitely worth looking at.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • defred34

    Features a mega-ton of IAPs. Insta-delete! But underneath that, there seems to be a good game. Sad story.

    • TheGamer

      Not really. Why not just play the game and see if you can beat it without IAP? What's with everyone automatically dismissing games with IAP? No one is forcing you to buy anything from within the game (unless the scumbag dev makes it unbeatable without purchasing something). People are quick to judge and dismiss without even giving it a chance. I have played many games with IAPs and I never felt I needed to buy anything to beat it. Everything is attainable if you just TRY. Hell, I even bought coins from Dead Trigger just to REWARD the devs, even though I never felt I needed extra guns/ammo in the first place.

      This kind of attitude that you have towards IAP is immature. You can have your own opinions and you can share them for all I care. I would just hate for some Android newbie to see a comment like this automatically associate IAP with 'evil'. This isn't always the case. I am not saying some devs don't take advantage of this because clearly there are a few. But they are the exception, not the rule. If you're too lazy to put some effort into playing the game, then just quit or pay up for extra help. Bitching and moaning about it won't do anyone any good. IAP is the way game developers are going to run their business. IAP is here to stay. Get over it.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        /claps

      • defred34

        I know, but this kind of IAP IS evil. Wind Up Knight has IAPs, yet I didn't complain. The problem with this game is the in-your-face nature of the IAPs which I do not fancy, AT ALL.

        I have played my fair share of "freemium" games such as Heroes Call and Major Mayhem so I do know that not all games with IAPs are bad.

        This, however, my friend, is. Have you even played it btw? I played it for an hour before posting the above comment!

  • mmad

    Just looking at the pictures, it seems to be a game similar to Puyo Puyo Fever 3D.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/keriyn-theph-di-xan-limited/100000964831199 เกรียนเทพ ดี อันลิมิเตด

    This is the first game that can display my Facebook's name in my language. And this is also the first game ever that displays items price in my currency. So far so good. The game itself is very addictive. I'm the fan of Wind-Up Knight and got S on all stage. I'm looking forward to buy their VIP member now >...<

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