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.
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