Boom Blox is an Nintendo Wii exclusive release, and was developed in association with famous director Steven Spielberg. The game supports between one and four players, and the genre the game fits into is 'Puzzle'.
The main concept, or aim of the game is to destroy blocks, or 'blox' as they may be called by the games creators, in otherwords make the blox go boom! Now looking at this idea on paper, it seemed that the game may get old pretty fast and may get boring. But that is where the factor of the Nintendo Wii Hardware comes out. Everything is controlled by the Wii Remote, and is totally interactive. Whether you are throwing a ball, or picking up the blocks themselves, everything can be done with the remote. This control system is easy to quickly pick up, especially if you are a regular player of the Wii, or even a brand new gamer. All of the blocks have their own characteristics too, some blow up for example, and some will simply disappear. Some of the blocks will also react with other blocks, which then in turn gets rid of even more blocks.
There are three modes on the game, they are known as party mode, play mode and create mode. The play mode is mainly for fans of single player, as it is here where you are presented with hundreds of different challenges, all separated into seperate catergories, for you to puzzle over. The play mode is essentially the multiplayer mode of the game, and thus one of the most important. It is here that you can get all of your friends around to play with, and you can play both against each other or together. This keeps things fresh and increases playability, whilst also bringing out your competitive nature!
The final mode is perhaps the most interesting, and that goes by the name of the "Create" mode. It is here that you can get those creative juices flowing, and actually create your own levels. Whilst this is not only fun, it does the all important thing of increasing the playability of your game further, and nothing can beat the satisfaction of watching your friends playing a level you have created!
Boom Blox on the whole is a very enjoyable game, even though at first I felt it would be better suited to the younger generation. It is especially enjoyable if you have a lot of friends round and are playing the game with them, as is the case with the majority of games on the Nintendo Wii. It is also a good way to relieve those creative juices!! In short, if you have no friends then don't bother with this game, but if like most people you do, then buy this game!