What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Blosics is a physics-based puzzle game where players earn points by shooting balls at block formations to get rid of as many blocks as possible. Players can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
What kids can learn
Thinking & Reasoning
Engagement, Approach, Support
BLOSICS doesn't have the gimmicks or backstory of similar games, but its clever game design and generous number of levels make up for that. The levels feature unique scenery and obstacles, and completing them is an open-ended process.
Kids can learn principles of physics like gravity and experiment with how mass impacts momentum. The levels become increasingly challenging, but kids can replay a level as many times as needed.
There are no hints, though the starting tutorial sets kids up with an basic understanding of how to play the game. Players on iOS devices can opt in to Apple's Game Center to track scores and achievements.
What's it about?
In this physics-based puzzler, players earn points by shooting balls at block formations to get rid of as many blocks as possible. BLOSICS doesn't have the gimmicks or backstory of similar games, but it does offer increasingly challenging levels that introduce more complicated physics, Like underwater levels or slippery icy surfaces. Kids can choose their shooting style, either a slingshot style or a pool-cue style and can change the style at any point. As kids unlock different ball sizes, they can change their ball based on their strategy as well.
Is it any good?
Blosics doesn't have as much character as other physics puzzlers like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, or Cover Orange, but its clever game design and generous number of levels (120 and counting) make up for that. The levels span four episodes with unique scenery and obstacles; the Dive Underwater episode, for example, features underwater currents that can carry objects in unexpected directions. Players also unlock 13 different balls, each with unique properties.
There's no one way to complete a level in Blosics, which is a large part of the game's appeal. Players earn points for each block knocked over, but lose points for launching balls or knocking over the "wrong" blocks, so a lot of strategy is required for players to make sure they finish with enough points to advance. This open-endedness, combined with the creativity of the levels, makes Blosics a great choice for fans of physics puzzle games.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Brainstorm with your kid ways to use skills learned in Blosics to improve your pool/billiards or bowling scores.
Talk about how other sports or games use physics.