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Blocks Mania DS

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Block Mania Another Dream
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General
Author(s)Kukulkan
TypePuzzle
Version7/14/09 updated
LicenceMixed
Links
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Website
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Blocks Mania is a challenging puzzle game from the past with the updated graphics and controls, inspired by the arcade game Puzznic from Taito in 1989. By mixing features of puzzles, falling pieces, disappearing pairs similar to Tetris and Sokoban amongst other classics.

This game was also an entry into the The Retro Remakes 2008 Big Competition, ranked 3rd in the category 1 Retro Remakes.

Features

  • Extensive collection of classic.
  • New levels from the Vexed project.
  • 2880 unique challenges grouped into 48 worlds with 60 maps.
  • Difficulties from ridiculously easy to ridiculously hard.
  • Collect hidden puzzle.
  • Earn money to get new skins which mix 380 different looking game.
  • Detailed help system.
  • Change game setting without leaving gameplay.

Installation

2 versions are included:

  • No save - Works well on your emulator (tested with No$gba).
  • DLDI - Works on Nintendo DS with a DLDI compatible linker.

Download and extract file.

DLDI patch .nds file and copy it with folder /kukulcan/ to the root directory of the card.

User guide

Stats

Shows you how many levels, walls, cubes remain to be unlocked.

Gameplay

At the beginning you have access to the 1st level of each world, that is to say a total of 48 worlds.

Each world is made up of 60 levels.

The goal is to remove every block from the play area.

When 2 or more identical blocks touch each other, they will disappear in a small explsion. You can move blocks only left and right to adjacent empty spaces, also taking gravity into account.

When you finish a level (maximum 3 gold coins to earn per level):

  • 3 Gold Coins - Achieve Perfect on your first try.
  • 2 Gold Coins - Achieve Perfect and you have finished the level prior.
  • 1 Gold Coin - Complete the level for the first time without perfecting.
  • 0 Gold Coins - The level has already been finished with Perfect.

Progress bar in World (60 squares, one per level):

  • Red Square - Locked.
  • Orange Square - Unlocked.
  • Yellow Square - Finished but not perfect.
  • Green Square - Perfect (Completed level perfectly).

Shop

Place to spend hard earned gold coins during the game.

You will be able to complete your collection of Wall and Block, to get a total of 20 of each type. This will allow you to customize the appearance of the game.

You have 460 gold coins at the beginning of the game.

Treasure

For every level you succeed in Perfect, you will receive a piece of the final image, otherwise you will see a red rectangle.

You will only need 2880 to achieve Perfect in order to collect and view the final image.

Cheat codes

There are 6 Cheats Code for this game, entered keys are on the top screen in the upper left corner.

A very small clue, one of the 6 codes and a very, very famous code.

Control modes

The game can be played with either Stylus or Keypad.

Stylus Slide:

  • Press on a block, slide to the right or left and release to activate movements.
  • To cancel, just go back to the center of the block.

Stylus Touch:

  • Tap on a block to select it.
  • Then tap on either side of the block to move it.
  • To cancel, tap on the block.

Keypad:

  • A to select, B to cancel.
  • D-Pad to move.

Controls

R - Music on/off

L - Switch control modes (Slide/Touch/Keypad)

Screenshots

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Media

Known issues

Using the Konami Code (cheat code) would take away all the money.

Changelog

Updated 7/14/09

  • The game is now playable:
    • World 02 Level 60: Target 0 in 8
    • World 03 Level 60: Target 0 in 9
  • 80 levels created to eliminate duplication and inclusion of a help in finding 2 Cheats codes (but be careful an error is inserted in each code, but if you pay attention you will immediately noitce the key is not the right one, then you will just have to replace it with another key and hope that is the right one, otherwise it would have been too easy).
  • Levels to the left in the list below have been changed:
    • World 02 Level 60 <-> World 43 Level 45
    • World 03 Level 60 <-> World 23 Level 26
    • World 07 Level 07 <-> world 09 Level 28
    • World 07 Level 09 <-> world 09 Level 56
    • World 07 Level 21 <-> world 09 Level 48
    • World 07 Level 30 <-> world 08 Level 28
    • World 07 Level 34 <-> world 09 Level 03
    • World 07 Level 36 <-> world 08 Level 42
    • World 07 Level 37 <-> world 08 Level 56
    • World 07 Level 38 <-> world 09 Level 57
    • World 07 Level 39 <-> world 08 Level 52
    • World 07 Level 40 <-> world 08 Level 60
    • World 07 Level 41 <-> world 09 Level 07
    • World 07 Level 44 <-> world 08 Level 03
    • World 07 Level 45 <-> world 09 Level 55
    • World 07 Level 46 <-> world 09 Level 17
    • World 07 Level 47 <-> world 09 Level 02
    • World 07 Level 48 <-> world 08 Level 07
    • World 07 Level 49 <-> world 08 Level 55
    • World 07 Level 51 <-> world 09 Level 60
    • World 07 Level 52 <-> world 08 Level 18
    • World 07 Level 53 <-> world 08 Level 51
    • World 07 Level 54 <-> world 09 Level 51
    • World 07 Level 55 <-> world 08 Level 17
    • World 07 Level 56 <-> world 09 Level 50
    • World 07 Level 58 <-> world 08 Level 59
    • World 07 Level 59 <-> world 09 Level 46
    • World 07 Level 60 <-> world 09 Level 41
    • World 16 Level 07 <-> world 34 Level 09
    • World 16 Level 08 <-> world 34 Level 10
    • World 16 Level 09 <-> world 34 Level 11
    • World 16 Level 10 <-> world 34 Level 12
    • World 16 Level 11 <-> world 34 Level 13
    • World 16 Level 12 <-> world 34 Level 14
    • World 16 Level 13 <-> world 34 Level 15
    • World 16 Level 14 <-> world 34 Level 16
    • World 16 Level 15 <-> world 34 Level 17
    • World 16 Level 16 <-> world 34 Level 18
    • World 16 Level 17 <-> world 34 Level 19
    • World 16 Level 18 <-> world 34 Level 20
    • World 16 Level 19 <-> world 34 Level 21
    • World 16 Level 20 <-> world 34 Level 22
    • World 16 Level 21 <-> world 34 Level 23
    • World 16 Level 22 <-> world 34 Level 24
    • World 16 Level 23 <-> world 34 Level 25
    • World 16 Level 24 <-> world 34 Level 26
    • World 16 Level 25 <-> world 34 Level 27
    • World 16 Level 26 <-> world 34 Level 28
    • World 16 Level 27 <-> world 34 Level 29
    • World 16 Level 28 <-> world 34 Level 30
    • World 16 Level 29 <-> world 34 Level 31
    • World 16 Level 30 <-> world 34 Level 32
    • World 16 Level 31 <-> world 34 Level 33
    • World 16 Level 32 <-> world 34 Level 34
    • World 16 Level 33 <-> world 34 Level 35
    • World 16 Level 34 <-> world 34 Level 36
    • World 16 Level 35 <-> world 34 Level 37
    • World 16 Level 36 <-> world 34 Level 38
    • World 16 Level 37 <-> world 34 Level 39
    • World 16 Level 38 <-> world 34 Level 40
    • World 16 Level 39 <-> world 34 Level 41
    • World 16 Level 40 <-> world 34 Level 42
    • World 16 Level 41 <-> world 34 Level 43
    • World 16 Level 42 <-> world 34 Level 44
    • World 16 Level 43 <-> world 34 Level 45
    • World 16 Level 44 <-> world 34 Level 46
    • World 16 Level 45 <-> world 34 Level 47
    • World 16 Level 46 <-> world 34 Level 48
    • World 16 Level 47 <-> world 34 Level 49
    • World 16 Level 48 <-> world 34 Level 50
    • World 16 Level 49 <-> world 34 Level 51
    • World 16 Level 50 <-> world 34 Level 52
    • World 16 Level 51 <-> world 34 Level 53
    • World 16 Level 52 <-> world 34 Level 54
    • World 16 Level 53 <-> world 34 Level 55
    • World 16 Level 54 <-> world 34 Level 56
    • World 16 Level 55 <-> world 34 Level 57
    • World 16 Level 56 <-> world 34 Level 58
    • World 16 Level 57 <-> world 34 Level 59
    • World 16 Level 58 <-> world 34 Level 60

Credits

Remake: Puzznic 1989 Taito.

Idea: Shaxer.

Code: Kukulcan.

Voices: Cid2Mizard.

Gfx: Kukulcan, Attila, Lobo.

Palib: Mollusk.

Music: Satan.

Levels: Vexed Sourceforge.

Testers: Alekmaul, Alexis, Shaxer, Cid2Mizard, Lobo, Mollusk, Redbug, Reppa, Space1, Tiwaz.