|a game by||PomPom|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Puzzle Games|
Most people's idea of an island paradise would include glitzy casinos, poorly-guarded breweries and promiscuous hula girls loitering on white, sandy beaches. You won't find any of this on Bliss Island though; just Hoshi, a creature who enjoys using his air-blowing trunk to fill the sky with fluffy clouds. Damn, and we were hoping for another poker game.
Bliss Island is the story of what Hoshi gets up to on his Friday nights. Not drinking cider and having shopping-trolley races around the Tesco car park, but playing islandbased shooting games set up by his blue mates. The different game modes on offer are all variants of a core snooker-esque gameplay, which in one game has you shooting falling fruit into big-gobbed monsters, and in another using a fluffy ball-monster-thing to knock bugs off of a friendly sunflower.
The five main game variants get increasingly more complex as you advance, and present a tough challenge in the latter stages of the game. While it is fairly short and there's not an incredible amount of variety on offer, Bliss Island is an enjoyable and accessible puzzle game, and the charm of the obscenely cheerful art style and soundtrack can't be denied.
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