Twitter user @HansSatori came up with a neat idea this morning: Reinstall Monday. Five years in to the life of the App Store, there has been a ton of great games that have been released, well received by both critics and players alike, then forgotten in the tidal wave of newer releases. So, it seems to make sense to start highlighting games that were huge in the TouchArcade community ages ago, that you maybe already own, that are totally worth downloading again either because of insane amounts of content updates over the years or just because the game is great and you should play through it again.
If you think this is a cool idea, be sure to drop a comment on this story with what you think is worth highlighting next week! I also feel like we need a catchier name for this feature, as it’s missing either some alliteration or a subtle pun.
I originally reviewed it all the way back in 2009, and did my best to explain the premise of the game-
An in-game tutorial walks you through the concept behind the game. On the simplest levels, you need to slide blocks of different colors in to the spaces on the game board with corresponding colors. When you slide a block, it moves until it collides with something, and levels often require quite a bit of planning as you figure out where everything needs to be moved and in what order to end up in the correct positions. As you progress through the game, new block types are introduced that behave differently and require new strategies to deal with.
Blockoban currently comes in two flavors- Blockoban (Free) which features a hefty amount of free puzzles with the rest available via a single $1.99 unlock. You can also unlock the solutions to all the levels for another $1.99. Alternatively, buying Blockoban Premium ($2.99) can save you a buck over buying both of the IAP bundles. Both include the same 6303 hand made levels to play through, which is enough content to keep everyone but the absolute most hardcore Blockoban players busy until the polar ice caps melt.