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  • Summary: [WiiWare] A music-based game like no other, Groovin' Blocks adds innovative musical game play to an addictive action/puzzle game foundation. Play to the rhythm of the music to increase your score, and try to hit "Superbeats" to double your multiplier. Go for the high score in each of the 27 stages as you collect stars to unlock 15 levels of power-ups. Groovin' Blocks features three skill levels, from the accessible Casual to the fiendish Hard mode. Play with your friends in co-op mode or against them head-to-head. Head-to-head brings it up a notch as the power-ups now become attacks on your opponent. Play head-to-head with people of all skill levels using a golf-style handicapping system. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Despite the horrible name and the similarities to Lumines, Empty Clip has produced what's probably the best available game on the WiiWare.
  2. Groovin' Blocks is one of those games that can be hard to explain, but it is easy to pick up and understand once you play it. It's special among WiiWare games for being such a well-rounded, complete package and for avoiding common gimmicks like misplaced motion control and garish Mii integration.
  3. What is most surprising about this game is how it takes such simple concepts and makes them their own and have them work in a perfect mesh of puzzle and musical rhythm.
  4. 80
    While its nothing new it does provide some enjoyment to those looking for a new puzzle title and have had enough with the other ones on the market.
  5. 76
    The multiplayer modes are fun, but leaderboards would have enhanced the competitive atmosphere. As a first effort from Empty Clip Studios, Groovin' Blocks is pretty impressive.
  6. Not particularly flamboyant, but thoroughly entertaining. Forget those block puzzle relics on Virtual Console and give the new blood a go. [Dec 2008, p.74]

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