Have you ever played a game you just didn’t want to end? Personally, the very first game I can ever remember never wanting to end was the first Pokemon game I ever played. Clearing that game was a mixture of sorrow and excitement I still can’t fully explain.
The Pads Game (by Badbones Productions) is a very long. Set on a 5×5 grid of rounded squares, your mission in this game is to play a sort of simplified(?) game of Tetris using 24 playable areas divided by 3 colors. Kind of confusing? Don’t worry we’ll explain.
Your mission in this game is to drag blocks from the centermost square and combine them with blocks already on the board in order to combine their colored squares. You will very rarely be able to fully color a block with a single move, which is why it is your mission to continue combining same colored blocks until you are left with a solid color brick which can be eliminated – giving you points. Not unlike clearing a row in Tetris.
If you’re having trouble picturing it, taking a look at the video below will probably help.
Although the concept can be a little tricky to get your head around at first, once you’ve played through the game for a bit, you’ll soon get the hang of things and begin to rack up an impressive high score.
Since you are given 24 usable spaces to place blocks, it is actually kind of hard to mess up so badly that you actually game over to begin with (especially at the lower levels) which is why the special “P” Tile is both a blessing and a curse that extends this already long game even further!
The Pads Game features a special “P” Tile that completes all the incomplete bricks of a given color on the board clearing out a huge space on the board when used correctly. For people who haven’t played The Pads Game, imagine a brick you can stock up that fills all the gaps in every incomplete row in a game of Tetris? Almost an OP?
For players who enjoy playing, The Pads Game features crazy long gameplay sessions you’ll likely either find awesome or a little annoyingly long – depending on how much you like .
From a development perspective, The Pads Game isn’t exactly a hard game meaning the developers have a lot of room to add harder gameplay modes and expand in future – which is something that definitely can’t be said about a lot of the otherwe’ve reviewed in the past.
We look forward to seeing how this game is developed and improved over time.
If long puzzles are your thing, there really isn’t a lot more that needs to be said. The Pads Game is a game just waiting for you to fall in love with. ❤️