Flashback Fridays: Boom Blox

It’s that time once again to take another journey into the past with a little segment we’d like to call Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at a something that proved great third party games could exist on Wii, if they were in the hands of the right developers of course. The title that I am referring to is one of the most unique experience to ever use motion controls, Boom Blox.

Back in 2008, the Wii was really struggling in having quality experiences from third party developers. Almost everything during this time was either a lame minigame collection, or a failed experiment due to a lack of good ideas. To try and fill this void, EA released Boom Blox, a very strange game that focused on destroying blocks using motion controls, and what do you know, people started to have faith in their beloved Nintendo consoles once again. So without question, I bought the game from my local video game retail store, and what happened afterwards can only be described in one word, awesomeness.

The concept here is simple, yet entirely unique. Basically a number of different blocks are placed on the screen, and it’s up to the player to take them all down in order to complete a stage. Sounds simple enough right? Well, at first things may seem this way, but over time the difficulty level ramps up to a point where determination and a lot of patience will without a doubt separate the men from the boys.

So what are my thoughts on this game? It’s a fantastic experience from beginning to end that gamers of all ages should be able to enjoy. Every single aspect of this adventure, from the solid control scheme, to the varied and downright addicting gameplay, has a massive amount of charm to it. Toss in a catchy soundtrack, along with some excellent multiplayer features, and you have one of the most memorable titles ever created for the Wii.

Boom Blox showed me that almost anything is possible in the video game world, and is definitely something anybody looking to have a good time with friends should definitely consider checking out.

That concludes my story on Boom Blox, but if you have any fond memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.