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  • Summary: BLACKOUT is a match game with a mission. Time is running out and only you can save the city from blackout! In this illuminating new puzzle game, you must connect chains of subterranean crystals to clear a path of liquid energy that lights the city. Charge your crystal meter, trigger power surges and unlock special effects to score maximum points.

    Three shimmering gameplay modes:

    *Power — Challenge yourself in Power Mode. Create a chain reaction by matching at least three power crystals and a detonator.
    *Light — Choose your path quickly and wisely in Light Mode. You can detonate one crystal at a time in this combination of maze and speed. *Eternal — How long can you keep the lights on in Eternal Mode. It’s just you against the darkness.

    Radiant power ups!

    *Detonate red crystals to unlock a superbomb, destroying the surrounding objects!
    * Special green crystals reset your timer.
    *Randomize your game board with the blue crystal power up!
    *Yellow crystals instantly eliminate all the obstacles blocking your path!

    Watch out for hazards and obstacles:

    *Boulders, bedrock and indestructible walls will block your path.
    *Crystal Bugs drain power! Squash these buggers with a nice combo.

    Includes 55 levels of addicting gameplay, dazzling graphics, orchestral music and much more. If you like puzzles games with a purpose, BLACKOUT is your beacon of light!
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    There is certainly enough gameplay variety, as well as sheer amounts of levels, to keep you entertained for quite a long time.
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    If you're a fan of gem-matching games, BLACKOUT! will give you a new challenge with 55 puzzles to complete and an endless mode that will keep you busy well after the main story is over.
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    Blackout! is an excellent take on the Match-3 genre, with a light and dark hook that will have you coming back for more.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    Despite one or two control inadequacies, Blackout represents a creditable attempt at offering up something new to the match-three puzzle genre.