Ah, KLAX, how I heart thee. From the moment I read the words “It is the nineties, and there is time for… KLAX”, I was hooked. In addition to putting quarters into KLAX in the arcade, I bought it on the Atari Lynx, the Sega Genesis, the TurboGrafx-16, and the Game Boy Advance. I’m a sucker for it.
The big innovation of “Angry Blocks” over KLAX is that you can catch two blocks simultaneously, either solo (one stick controlling each block catcher) or co-op (two people, one block catcher each). Like with KLAX you can catch multiple blocks with the block catcher (though having two block catchers ups the strategy), and can drop them in a well. Line 3+ up in the well and they get cleared. The more you clear, the bigger the points.
A nice touch for this $1 game is the fact that the co-op is local, online, and even system link. 21 colours in all make later levels a real challenge when it comes to keeping the well clear. If you’re a FLAX fan, or have never played a game like this, I strongly recommend checking it out.
Here’s what the publisher (Earth Base Games) has to say about the game:
“You have played block-matching games before, but you have never experienced the dual-stick single player or the cooperative multiplayer action of Angry Blocks. Whether on the same couch, thru System Link, or over Xbox Live, you can connect with a friend to take your block matching skills to the next level. Can anyone possibly handle all 21 colors at once? Good Luck!”