nightGodzilab Games' new physics puzzler has finally arrived in the App Store tonight [$1.99]. We loved what we saw in our preview, and that sentiment carried through after we had more time with the game.

In iBlast Moki, the goal is to get the Mokis from point A to point B through the use of bombs, ropes, balloons, wheels and more as you traverse through the 6 worlds and 70 levels. The early worlds involve simply placing bombs in the proper location to propel your Moki to the goal. Soon, multiple bombs are provided that can be set to detonate on a delay. The proper combination of bomb locations and timings are essential to blast the Mokis to their goals. As you go through the worlds, more tools are introduced that can be combined to solve the levels.

In each level, you are given a limited number of these tools, so there is generally one intended solution. I find this approach more satisfying then some of the more open physics puzzlers where you're never quite sure if you're approaching it correctly. That's not to say the game is without challenge. There are certainly levels that require some thoughtful planning and trial and error to solve.

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The entire interface is very iPhone appropriate with pinch/zoom and drag implemented to pan around levels. Bombs and tools are placed by a simple touch and drag interface and even adjusting the bomb timers is a very intuitive touch dial interface (see video). The game's interface, menu system and transitions also exude a very high level of quality and attention to detail that is typically only seen from the big name iPhone studios.

See our gameplay video for a sampling of some of the levels.

The game comes with 70 levels and many of them can be short. Perhaps the best part of the game, however, is that Godzilla Labs has already included a full level editor and a sharing system (powered by Plus+) that gives you access to a potentially endless supply of levels. As of this writing on launch night, there are already 53 downloadable user-created levels. User levels can be rated, so you can easily find the ones that others have rated highly.

Overall, iBlast Moki is a fun, high quality physics puzzler with intuitive controls and a full level creation and online sharing system for only $1.99. We highly recommend it.

App Store Link: iBlast Moki, $1.99

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  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    While I absolutelly love physics-based puzzlers, right now Scribblenauts is hogging all my attention.

    In fact, I wish it came out for the iPhone so I could leave my DS at home :(

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    This should take some of the sting out of not being able to download Dungeon Hunter.

  • rich_952000

    An echo of my sentiments from the thread:)

    Just adding my words of praise to the devs, Godzilab, I think you guys have a complete, fully featured game here that brings a very nice element of "creative play" gaming to a lackluster App Store

    At first, going through the tutorial levels I thought "OK, so this game is Rolando, using the bomb element" I think I was judging way too quickly. What I'm feeling now is "damn, this just keeps getting better and better".

    I promise anyone who is considering iBlast Moki; you should get this while it's on the $1.99 blue-light special. You won't regret this purchase, and every time you open it you'll smile knowing what a bargain shopper you are

    Richard

  • TwoPossums

    Oh man. Not on the same day as Dungeon Hunter. You guys are killing me here. Plus I just started Geo Defense Swarm and Warfare Inc.

    I'm just gonna have to tell work that I need more breaks.

    Seriously I can't wait to play this. It looks like so much fun plus the level editor and the promise of user made levels had me sold at first sight.

  • happy accident

    Wow, I might have to buy this for the music alone. Don't get me wrong, the gameplay looks interesting, but the music just sounded so awesome.

  • Kita

    It's amazing to see how I'm cautious about spending only 2 bucks for an app now because I've already plunked down hundreds and hundreds of dollars for apps heh. But I'm definately getting this because I'm a sucker for polished apps that compliment my iphone UI :)

  • SpinGee

    Instant bought

  • Dan

    5/5 from Big Albie, recommendations from Arn, The FIRST EVER 5/5 from touch gen (http://www.touchgen.net/iblast-moki-review)

    Idk how someone can't get this now!

    • Kita

      this game can either be really fun or really infuriating if you aren't good at logic puzzle games and don't like trial and error. There was definately some parts where I want to slam my iphone against the wall after the 50th try but then when I finally solve the puzzle I start to feel dumb afterwards lol

  • flow

    I agree with everyone else, this game is polished, well thought out, and just plain fun! The challenge gets more difficult as you progress, but it's very satisfying when you figure out a puzzle.

    I love that it includes the tools to create new levels and share them. Even if you don't think of yourself as someone who can create levels, you can play all of the levels created by others.

    Please do yourself a favor and get this one asap. You will enjoy it for hours and hours!

  • AaronAMV

    Way too fun, and a great buy.

  • ShadowCaster

    It's polished, but it's nothing more than a PuffBomb clone.

  • shen

    bought this game 2days ago and couldn't put it down. thank god for vacation time and all the travelling involved. done all the levels now, gold on all of them, and here i am googling iblast moki to find a bigger version to buy, a pc version, or even more levels. thank goodness for user generated levels!

  • me

    It's 2.99 now. :-(