iOS Games I Like: Blockadillo

Blockadillo iTunes Listing

In Blockadillo you control a bouncing armadillo. The armadillo constantly bounces vertically. Tap the left side of the screen to move left, and tap the right side of the screen to move right. Having the armadillo constantly bounce simplifies the controls.

The goal for each level in Blockadillo is to smash all the colored blocks. There are also optional idols to collect in each level. Collecting the idols increases the challenge and provides some replay value. You can play a level one time to get through it and go back and collect all the idols. When you die you have to restart the level. That’s why you would want to play a level once to complete it and go back to grab all the idols. The levels aren’t too big so restarting a level isn’t too frustrating.

Blockadillo combines the gameplay of a platforming game and a puzzle game. Many levels have traps to avoid and chasms to cross, similar to a platforming game. Some levels require puzzle solving to smash all the blocks. Blockadillo currently has 80 levels with the promise of additional levels coming in the future.

Blockadillo is a premium game with no ads or in-game purchases. It currently costs $2. You can try the game in your browser at the Blockadillo website and see if you like it before buying it for your iOS device.