Game Review: Blocked In Free

Rush Hour-type games are always mind puzzlers, but Blocked In Free manages to include an impressive 10 hours worth of the puzzles, all for free.

Overall Score: 4/5

While the lasting value is quite impressive (and so is the replayability), the gameplay isn’t unique, which causes it to lose some points. However, if you’re still interested in Rush Hour type games, Blocked In Free is a fantastic choice.

Gameplay: 4/5

If you’re looking to be challenged mentally, Blocked In Free manages to do that. Between its hundreds of easy, medium, and hard levels, you’re sure to find something in your ballpark. The goal of the game is an old one, and it’s simple: get the red block out of the gate by sliding around the other tan blocks. The controls work well every time you play the game, but there’s no quick way to move two blocks at once, which slows down the gameplay a bit. However, the move counter works perfectly, just as it should. The game features a rating system which rates your success on a level from one to three stars, and tells you what the minimum moves you could have used to solve the puzzle. Those things make the classic game a bit more fun and slightly more unique. Overall, the gameplay is good but could use that improvement in the controls.

Presentation: 4/5

The game loads decently fast, looks pretty polished, and has some functional sound effects. The sounds could be improved with some supporting music, but overall the presentation turns out good.

Lasting Value: 5/5

This is what stands out in this game. You get 600 levels to solve, all with different difficulty settings. These levels will probably take you 10 hours to complete, which is impressive and makes Blocked In Free a perfect game to pick up and kill time with. Also, the star rating system allows you to quickly jump back to levels you didn’t perfect, and retry them for all three stars.


Title: Blocked In Free
Price: FREE
Publisher: Sour Green Plums

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