Glass Tower 3 is a block puzzle game and the latest iteration of the hugely popular Glass Tower series developed by iDevua Treelight Limited. This third entry in the series proves to be a very challenging and wonderful continuation for fans although it will also appeal to new players.
The goal is to break all blue blocks and save as many red blocks as possible. There is no time limit, so you can take your time to ponder the many different ways to collapse the glass tower and minimize the loss of red blocks. Breaking blue blocks adds to your score and the number of points awarded is dependent on their size. On the other hand, breaking red blocks will deduct points and lives. You start with 3 lives although it is possible to gain more of them by means of 1-ups and even 2-ups that appear as you break certain blocks and earn points. Black blocks are indestructible and immovable. Metal blocks are connected with chains and they too are indestructible. Plus their heaviness has the ability to topple your carefully stacked glass tower so you must be careful with them. When you tap a green block, it randomly changes to either a blue or red block. Finally, there are striped blocks hiding randomly generated block colors inside of them.
Extra lives are one of many different bonuses contained inside certain random blocks. When one of these special blocks is broken, the bonus is released and will rise up on either side of the screen. You must be quick to catch it by giving it a quick tap with your finger. There are 7 different power up bonuses you can earn:
* 1ups or 2ups
* Color mix bonuses randomly mixes blocks colors
* Frozen blocks freezes blocks in place for a few seconds.
* x2 bonus doubles block scores for a limited time
* Green blocks fall from the top of the screen like rain which is potentially dangerous
* Magnet bonus attracts blocks to the platform's center
* ? Random bonus randomly becomes one of the bonuses listed above
This is the type of game you can get addicted to very quickly but here's definitely a learning curve to this game. When I first picked it up I played through the first few levels and encountered the 'Game Over' screen much too quickly. After a few more tries I got the hang of it and before I knew it, I was on level 40. I had to force myself to stop at that point to write this review. This is an outstanding puzzler that will hook you and have friends and family hovering over your shoulder wondering just what it is that has you glued to your iDevice. If you get past all the levels and still want more, fear not. A level editor is available so you can build towers and then, of course, take pleasure in bringing them down.