Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 3, 2013
    80
    Even though it’s unassumingly tucked away in the 3DS‘ eShop, Fallblox is frankly a great little game.
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    90
    It manages to further refine a lot of what was already made with its predecessor, and any fan of the genre should give it a try. However, it cannot be stressed enough that one should play Pullblox as well.
  3. Feb 27, 2013
    90
    Crashmo, like Pushmo before it, is a near-perfect title for the 3DS. The new mechanics feel like a natural evolution for the series and provide some depth to even the simplest of levels.
  4. 92
    Crashmo is a brilliant puzzle game, full of unique mechanics and a slew of puzzles that will have you coming back for more, as long as you can deal with the demanding difficulty from the start.
  5. Jan 14, 2013
    100
    I was surprised there would be a sequel to Pullblox, given the versatility of the game, but this one manages to be just as fun and different enough to be equally worthy of a purchase.
  6. Jan 3, 2013
    80
    So, after breaking and reassembling everything, what's left? Another hit from Intelligent Systems, which again leaves the comfort zone and give us something different and complex, but at the same time friendly and inviting.
  7. Dec 28, 2012
    93
    Crashmo is a natural extension of the concepts introduced by Pushmo. Sure, it gets much harder much faster than Pushmo, but it does so much more with less that it easily surpasses the achievements of its predecessor.
  8. Dec 17, 2012
    80
    It loses some of the novelty factor included in the first game, but it still is a game of reference and a warm offer on eShop, especially this holiday season.
  9. Dec 13, 2012
    85
    Fallblox is an amazing puzzle game that can be bought for a few Euros in the eShop. But beware: it's not a game for the inexperienced puzzles. The challenges can often get extremely hard, which makes it all the more satisfying when you solve them.
  10. Dec 11, 2012
    100
    Despite the fact that it came out last year, Pushmo was going to be on my Game of the Year list for this year. After all, I barely played it last year, and that's all the matters. Now that Crashmo is out, though, which features not only better gameplay and production values, but also a better NAME, I'm happy to place it in the position that Pushmo had been occupying in my list before-and probably in an even higher position.
  11. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    Crashmo is a really good game, but I didn't like it quite as much as Pushmo. I'm not sure if the reason for that lies within me, or the game itself, but I felt far less compelled to go back to each puzzle this time around...But Crashmo is still a hell of a puzzle game, and if you're more inspired than intimidated by a challenge, I can see no reason why you shouldn't snap this game up now.
  12. Dec 10, 2012
    90
    Fallblox is one of the best puzzle game on the Nintendo e-shop. Smart, crazy and funny beyond today's borders.
  13. Dec 6, 2012
    91
    Crashmo is pure puzzling gold and one of the best titles available for 3DS. If you haven't already experienced the exquisite Pushmo, now couldn't be a better time to get on board the Crashmo express.
  14. Dec 6, 2012
    85
    Crashmo improves on Pushmo's formula in every way, but I have a nebulous complaint: For some reason Crashmo doesn't inspire that "just one more" desire in me that I expect in puzzle games.
  15. Dec 5, 2012
    90
    With its simple mechanics and unforgiving difficulty, Crashmo is the new standard bearer for Nintendo's legacy of excellent handheld puzzle games.
  16. Dec 4, 2012
    90
    Crashmo is a worthy successor to last year's wonderful puzzler Pushmo. With a similar style from the outside, Crashmo's small gameplay tweaks lead to entirely different styles of puzzles and problem solving. With more puzzles built into the game than its predecessor and hundreds more to come from user-created puzzles, Crashmo is worth your money, even if it is $2 more than its predecessor. If you're in for another addictive gaming drug to keep you busy this holiday season, download Crashmo today!
  17. Dec 3, 2012
    85
    A charming adventure that'll provide your brain plenty of entertainment as it's tasked with solving-and then creating-a wide array of colorful block-based 3D spatial puzzles.
  18. Dec 1, 2012
    95
    The puzzles are clever and addictive, and the new sliding mechanic, new gadgets and updated camera controls do a bang-up job of making this experience feel fresh and distinct. This game is a must download for any 3DS owner, especially fans of the puzzle genre.
  19. Nov 29, 2012
    89
    Crashmo is a fine example of what a talented developer can do with a solid gameplay mechanic. It's also a great argument for separating business from play.
  20. 90
    Crashmo's difficulty and more abstracted play style may turn off some Pushmo veterans who crave more structure in their block puzzles. However, with refined gameplay and a wealth of content, the new game in the young series is still one of the best games on the 3DS eShop.
  21. Nov 28, 2012
    90
    Although it's more difficult than its predecessor, there's plenty to love about Crashmo, from its wealth of puzzles to its cheery graphics and near limitless editing potential. A satisfying follow-up, this game belongs on every 3DS owner's system.
  22. Nov 27, 2012
    70
    The difficulty may escalate faster than you'd prefer, but Crashmo is still an absorbing diversion for your 3DS. Like the best downloadables, it can be played for 10 minutes or two hours, satisfying players no matter how much they choose to invest.
  23. Nov 27, 2012
    92
    The sequel to one of the most intelligent and addictive eShop games dares to innovate: it's incredible how a little, simple new feature can so inherently change the nature of the puzzles, and this alone is a great achievement. Fallblox may be a little less "perfect" than Pullblox, but remains a great game and it's fundamentally different and new.
  24. Nov 23, 2012
    85
    Intelligent Systems wears its name with pride: The puzzles are as elegant as they are tricky. Fallblox is a small but enthralling addition to the 3DS download library.
  25. Nov 21, 2012
    92
    One of the best IPs Nintendo has done recently. It's fresh, clever and challenging and the only thing we could ask for is a "Rotblox" where we can 'rotate' the pieces!
  26. Builds slightly messier puzzles on the Pullblox's simple foundations, but still manages to deliver hours of outstanding spatial conundrums. Easily one of eShop's best.
  27. Nov 15, 2012
    70
    For tenacious players and those inclined towards the genre, Fallblox could prove an irresistible draw, with clearing its parade of cryptic conundrums a delicious prospect. For others, the game's difficulty, and its visual and thematic linearity, will prove tiresome, their enthusiasm for its self-evident ingenuity petering out before each of its challenges has fallen.
  28. Nov 15, 2012
    88
    A solid follow-up to one of the best eShop games. It's obviously not quite as revolutionary as its predecessor and the new freedom it gives may put off some people but it's another impressive puzzler.
  29. Nov 15, 2012
    80
    Fallblox is an intoxicating blend of the familiar and the new, every bit as essential as Pullblox, and a further reminder that Intelligent Systems remains one of the most aptly named developers in the business.
  30. Nov 14, 2012
    90
    Mallo's second outing is another massive success; Fallblox constantly surprises, impresses and challenges in equal measures. Even in its difficult moments – and there are plenty – it encourages players to have fun and never significantly punishes errors. Fallblox boasts level design and creativity that many games can only dream of; developer Intelligent Systems' name has never seemed more appropriate.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 8, 2012
    10
    This game is one tricky puzzle, but if you never give up, you will always find the goal.This game is like the next part of Pushmo, which now there's another park called Crashmo. Instead of saving these poor kids, you are going to get all 100 birds. That means 100 puzzles for the story. There's also another 100 puzzles, but they are less harder than the story itself. Best of all, you can create your OWN puzzles just like Pushmo. But this time, instead of making only about 90 custom puzzles, you get 100 custom puzzles to create! And if you forgot, the puzzles will be more harder with new gadgets! This game is worth it, and if you LOVE making puzzles AND playing puzzles, then you should try this game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2013
    8
    Pullblox was one of the best games, if not THE best, on eshop. Fallblox doesn't match its predecessor's quality, but is still an addictive (and hard) sequel. The physics are completely different from Pullblox- this time blocks fall instead of stay up, which requires a whole new method of thinking. The aim is still the same- get to the goal- but that is now trickier to do than ever.
    This genius puzzing sequel will bend your mind while you desperately try to work out the solution. But try long enough, and it will come. Levels are very tough, but clearing a level that took an hour to do is so satisfying.
    Of course, Fallblox is damn addictive as well as tough and the addition of new gadgets along the way help to freshen the experience further yet. Each of these gadgets adds some completely new concept, which results in an even trickier and more confusing fallblox.
    There's one downside though- there are remarkably fewer levels in Fallblox than there were in Pulblox, AND Fallblox is more expensve. The shorter game may be a result of fewer murals- Pulblox had over 70 of these, but Fallblox has only ten. Murals are very interesting because they are like normal levels, except that they look like pictures. It's a neat idea, so it's a shame there aren't many of them in Fallblox.
    As well as the main game, the level creator idea from Pullblox is back. This greatly increases the lasting appeal of the game, and pushes your thinking to the limit. But, just like Pullblox, it's lacking in a good way to share your levels online- a scheme like in mario vs donkey kong would've been better than qr codes.
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  3. Jul 13, 2013
    9
    A lot harder than pushmo/pullblox but another great game. I found it a little harder to think in 3D in some of the later levels but if you stick at it you solve the puzzle every time. Full Review »