By Erin Bell,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Clever design helps app stand out among physics puzzlers.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn principles of physics like gravity, velocity, and trajectory. The levels become increasingly challenging, but kids can replay a level as many times as needed. Kids can unlock heavier balls, too, to experiment with how mass impacts momentum. Blosics is a fun physics puzzler that gives kids plenty of chances to strategize and test their hypotheses.
Ease of Play
The game offers two controls schemes, and players can choose the one that's easier for them and switch at any time. Levels require planning and occasionally timing to complete.
Violence & Scariness
The app involves shooting balls at block formations, but it is not depicted in a violent manner.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Products & Purchases
Players can follow a link to the developer's Facebook page from the main menu. The game prompts players to rate the game in the App Store.
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.
Where to Download
Videos and Photos
There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.
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.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
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.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Science: physics
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: hypothesis-testing, strategy
- Release date: November 1, 2011
- Category: Puzzle Games
- Publisher: FDG Entertainment
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1 or later; Android 2.2 and up
- Last updated: July 13, 2020
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
Where to Download
Our Editors Recommend
Top Puzzle Apps
Apps for Angry Birds Lovers
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate