Bling It On! LITE Review
Bling it On: Lite is brought to us by Daniel Hodge and emphasises what a puzzle game should be. Very simple to pick up, yet so addictive you can’t put it down. Bling it On nails the first part of this formula, but the second part I’m not so sure about.
First up, let’s get the negatives out of the way. Bling it On isn’t going to win many design awards. The graphics are very basic, menus are dominated by rounded boxes with basic styling and the gems themselves are quite simple. However, the menus are easy to use and you find everything you would expect in there from an iOS game (there’s also some strangely addictive music which I found myself tapping along to as I played) If you can see past the basic design and concentrate on what Bling it On is about, it’s actually quite a decent crack at the classic slide to match puzzle game.
The premise is simple, you progress through the different levels matching up rows of gemstones, each level has more gemstone variations which ramp up the difficulty slightly. After level 6 - which does require unlocking through the paid for version - you unlock bombs and other hidden items. The quicker you complete a level, the higher your score. Listed below are some of the features taken from the App Store description.
- Uniquely addictive gameplay
- Stunning glittery graphics
- Real work out for your fingers, brain and talent!
- Crazy Crown Mode!
- Easy to learn ...tough to master
- Challenging surprises thrown in!
- 30 levels of increasing difficulty - beat your previous times!
- Three Blinging Music tracks to select from
- Only 4 in-app purchases to own the full game
- Advert Free!
Puzzle games are ten-a-penny in the App Store so it’s very difficult to get noticed but the developer of Bling it On has made a good effort at creating a simple and addictive puzzle game for your iPhone. If you’re a seasoned puzzler who likes a challenge Bling it On probably isn’t for you. But for those who like puzzle games that are easily accessible, you should check out Bling it On. The LITE version is completely free so you have nothing to lose in downloading and giving it a try.
Bling It On Lite is available in the App Store now.
The paid version of Bling It On is also available in the App Store.