There is precisely one video game in the world where you get to play as a handsome gentleman who can throw exploding cats from his beard, and right now that game is free just for you. The game in question is Halfbot's The Blocks Cometh [$0.99], and the bearded gentleman I'm referring to is myself. The exploding cats thing is also based on a real life experience, but I just don't want to go into right now. Just kidding. Hey, you can also play as digital versions of Eli and Brad, among a ton of other special characters plucked from the crazy world of video games.

If you need a refresher course on what exactly The Blocks Cometh is, you can read our original review from early last year. However, a massive update arrived later that year that added landscape support, new unlockable characters, and two sweet new game modes which made it an even better experience than the initial release version, which was already pretty darn good.

Then this past August another major update hit which added The TouchArcade Crew as playable characters, in addition to the main characters from Velocispider [$2.99 / Free] and 1-bit Ninja [$2.99 / Free]. Good company to be in, I might add. That update also added Universal and Retina Display support for the iPad, and let me tell you that The Blocks Cometh feels best to me on the larger iPad screen. Also Brad's muscles are all the more glorious on an iPad, and Eli's snark is practically palpable. We dig into that particular update in our TA Plays embedded above.

Don't mess around and give The Blocks Cometh a download while free. It's an incredibly challenging and satisfying endless platformer that was one of my favorite games even before it included the most dynamic and electrifying trio of iOS game editors on Earth.

  • shero89

    Awesome game

  • MrSHakerEsq

    The gift that's keeps on giving.

  • Tatiana

    Oh my goodness thats hilarious. I always thought I'd be a really great video game character. I have a new goal in life.

  • shadax

    It's fun, but the controls need improvement. I doesn't seem snappy and responsive like other platformers. Could be that it needs iPhone 5 compatibility.

    • themostunclean

      Nope, the controls just blow.

      I fail to see the appeal if this game. Avoid blocks, jump on blocks, sometimes shoot some blocks. It's not difficult just pointless with no goals to reach except get higher next time. Or see how fast you can delete the game off your device.

      So many retro style games are highly overrated (League if Evil, Super Crate Box). They're just pandering to nostalgic types, e.g. most game critics.

      • Matt F

        Super Crate Box is a gem, the way to unlock new weapons, modes and characters, the pure arcade action, it has it all. One of the best of 2012 without any doubt

      • Cheeseball

        They're "overrated" because they're good. Games are supposed to be challenging and make you think, which usually brings out much enjoyment (and a bit irritated). They're not supposed to be some mindless form of entertainment just to kill time.

      • HelperMonkey

        "...just pointless with no goals to reach except get higher next time..."
        Congratulations. You just discovered the "endless" genre. Welcome to three years ago.

  • Piyush

    It's cool game , I loved it ,gave five stars to it.