Nintendo has pulled a surprise in releasing free-to-start puzzler Fullblox through the Nintendo eShop this week.
Known as Stretchmo in North America, players can enjoy the first seven introductory puzzles for free before choosing whether to purchase any of four DLC packs that expand on the experience in different ways.
Intelligent Systems have continued to evolve the series through Pullblox (Pushmo), Fallblox (Crashmo) and Pullblox World (Pushmo World), with this newest entry allowing players to pull blocks from the front, rear, left and right sides. Whereas you can now pull and push up to three squares, having previously only had two squares of movement.
Mistakes can be averted by rewinding time, while a level editor is once again included in Fullblox Studio (Stretchmo Studio) that will allow you to create and share your own puzzles with other users through Miiverse or by scanning QR Codes.
Mallo, Poppy, Corin or Papa Blox await you as playable characters in the four DLC packs, while those looking for the ultimate challenge can enjoy 50 difficult puzzles that will unlock for free when you complete the 250 puzzles contained across each.
The contents of the individual packs are as follows:
* Mallo’s Playtime Plaza – £4.49 ($4.99)
100 progressively challenging levels that introduce the basics of the game.
* Poppy’s Sculpture Square – £2.69 ($2.99)
50 puzzle levels shaped like animals and objects.
* Corin’s Fortress of Fun – £2.69 ($2.99)
50 levels featuring new gizmo obstacles and enemies.
* Papa Blox’s NES Expo – £2.69 ($2.99)
A treat for retro fans that features 50 levels based on classic NES characters.
You can also instead purchase downloadable content pack bundles, as follows:
* Bundle featuring all four DLC packs – £8.99 ($9.99)
* Bundle of three DLC packs after Mallo’s Playtime Plaza has already been purchased – £6.29 ($6.99)
* Bundle of any three DLC packs after already purchasing one of the following: Poppy’s Sculpture Square, Papa Blox’s NES Expo or Corin’s Fortress of Fun – £8.09 ($8.99)
Fullblox, or Stretchmo, is now available to download exclusively for Nintendo 3DS through the Nintendo eShop.