Block sliders have been around for years, but that won’t stop development teams from trying to evolve the genre. The latest to try are those from AFIL Games, as they’re teaming up with Ratalaika Games and Eastasiasoft to let Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch gamers hit the rocks.
Slap the Rocks is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, working casually puzzle angle that will make your brain spin a bit. It’s priced at £4.19 (with a 20% introductory discount coming down a bit) and combines pixel art visuals, block-swiping ideas and medieval clues into one.
Thirty levels of sliding fun await those looking to test their wits, as you literally smash a ton of boulders around the stages that are placed in front of you. Hit them hard enough, navigate the mazes inside, and you’ll be well rewarded – with another stage with more mind-bending mechanics.
Hitting rocks into holes shouldn’t be fun, but we think Slap the Rocks has something that might be worth your time. Our full review of how it plays on Xbox Series X | S is coming (and this one is an optimized next-gen title), so keep an eye on our thoughts.
Key game features include:
- Slide stones through labyrinthine fields to avoid traps!
- Flee the stumps and cut the bushes.
- Claim treasure chests as rewards for solving each level!
- Traverse 30 challenging stages of varying difficulty.
- Retry any puzzle and discover multiple solutions!
If you want to recover the download, the Xbox Store will cover what you need for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s also on PS4, PS5 and nintendo switch.
Description of the game:
Go medieval on rocks in a puzzling quest of epic pixel art proportions! Sliding block puzzles take on a fantasy adventure twist in Slap the Rocks, a retro puzzler where you play as a medieval treasure hunter with a sword and a penchant for knocking rocks! Presented in a top-down pixel art style, Slap the Rocks features 30 levels to explore, each with a maze of stones, bushes and stumps, where your objective is to hit and slide the white rocks into holes to create a path to reach a treasure chest! To clear each stage, you’ll need to slice through bushes and carefully navigate the terrain. Stand next to a stone and hit it with your blade to make it slide across the terrain, where it will stop when it hits rock faces or other obstacles. Moving the stones in straight lines will eventually line you up with traps in the ground and fill them with the fallen stone. Can you overcome the increasingly difficult levels on your way to victory and fortune?