Toon Blast review
Toon Blast is of those casual games that seem lightminded due to childish cartoon design, but in fact, it turns out attraction enough for adults as well. It’s a puzzle with abstract objects and various quests that would help you pass the time casually wherever you are.
In fact, it’s the good old Jawbreaker, revamped to resemble Candy Crush Saga or its analogs. In the field of different shapes, you see cubes of different colors. Tap a group of at least two of the same color to pop them up. They’ll be replaced by random ones falling down (if there’s no obstacle). Your mission is to complete a level, according to the aim it sets. For each level, you can get up to three stars (like in most games of this type).
The further you go, the more diverse the game gets. You unlock carrots, wooden boxes, jelly cells, rubber ducks and other special objects that require special actions. To assist you, there are power-ups like rockets, bombs, hammers, boxing gloves and so on, applicable when you need to remove a certain cube, a line or a column.
You have five lives, losing one each time you fail to complete a level. It takes time to recharge a life, but coins can solve it. You can as well buy extra five moves to complete a level if you’re just one step away. The coins can be received with chests you get for every 10 levels or for every 20 stars you collect or purchased in App Store.
If you connect your gaming account to Facebook, you can compete with your friends, join a team, or create your own. Teammates can help each other with lives, sending an extra one if any of them requests more.
Not that the game stuns with brilliant animation or exquisite drawing, but it’s certainly looking good enough. Colors are easy to distinguish, with no similar shades some other games feature; so are the power-ups.
Each time you switch your cartoon character after completing a level. They include Bruno Bear, Cooper Cat, and Wally Wolf, referring to a baseball player, a famous actor bear and probably a heroine or a popular TV show, though these references aren’t necessary to read. The characters are original, and they add some childish excitement into the gameplay, though they don’t affect the gameplay at all.
Play Play Repeat 5/10
Games like this, with lots of levels and new power-ups and missions introduced periodically, are no fun to restart at all. Luckily, there’s no need to. You may just connect your Facebook account, and it will store your progress, even if you continue on another device. So chances are you won’t have to start over, even if you defer it for long.
The game involves literally no gestures and complicated combos. All you need to do is tap the right cube. It’s as easy as can be, though sometimes, due to obvious resemblance, you’ll feel like swapping a cube to the one near it. Forget it: Toon Blast is a different game.
Toon Blast is one of the best casual games now, with mechanics resembling lots of games and not those you’re already sick of. It’s drawn well, and the characters you switch are cute. Being abstract and logical enough for all ages, it’s already attracted lots of players, kids, and adults.