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Crates Night Shift HD Makes Working Overnight Fun. Win A Copy With A Comment Or  Tweet!

  • By: Blitpop
  • Genre: puzzle game, casual game, addictive game, family game
  • Platform: iPad Only
  • Price: $.99
  • SAHGeekMom Rating: 4.5 Stars
  • Recommended Age: 7+

Crates Night Shift HD by Blitpop, lda. iconCrates Night Shift HD is that elusive breed of puzzler that is simple to play, yet endlessly challenging and inventive. It has elements of Gamehouse’s classic Collapse, but its execution is fresh.

The game’s premise is that you work at a loading dock on the night shift. Your job is to sort crates and load them onto the ship poised to deliver them across the world.

But, all that’s is really that’s just thematic. You aren’t actually sorting anything; more like you are exploding crates. And the only time the boat comes into play is by tooting and floating by to indicate you have cleared one of the over 140 levels.

The game board is comprised of multi-colored boxes. You need to have at least two of the same colored crates touching each other horizontally or vertically to remove it from the field.

When you do, the remaining pieces fall down and gaps are automatically closed. The basic gameplay mimics Collapse and similar puzzlers, so odds are you already know how to play.

But, even if you never heard of Collapse, you’ll figure it out in seconds and be lost in play soon after.

You are not just removing blocks from a grid. There are power-up crates, obstacle crates, and an amazing assortment of challenges as the game progresses. Crates Night Shift HD presents the same basic challenge on every level, but the solutions are anything but redundant.

Gameplay is mellow; you aren’t racing a clock, you earn high scores by solving the puzzle with as few moves as possible, by creating combos and using the special crates to your advantage.

Check out the trailer:

While the pace doesn’t pick up, the intensity does. Each board requires thought and, if a perfect three-star rating is to be achieved, strategic thinking is your biggest asset.

There is a known crashing issue for those running iOS 3.2, but grab the code now, because ver 1.1 is already pending approval and resolves the problem.

Crates Night Shift HD sports high-resolution graphics, Game Center integration, and while it’s a newcomer to the App Store, it’ss very polished. I looked for problems, but found none. Even the sound effects are satisfying.

This game responds well, looks good and is certain to hook puzzle addicts, especially those sick of matching games or bird-themes. Its simplicity and originality make it shine.

Want to win a copy and get addicted yourself?

All you have to to is tweet this review (and include @sahgeekmom so I can find it) or leave a relevant comment. Funniest comment will win one code, the other will be random for Tweeters.

You can enter once by each method, and check out my contest page to see how you can ern extra entries as well.

Contest Closes Saturday May 8, 6:00pm PDT Good Luck!

Here are the screenshots for you:

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Comments on: "Crates Night Shift HD Makes Working Overnight Fun" (5)

  1. Throughout this grand design of things you’ll get an A just for hard work. Where you actually lost us was in the details. You know, it is said, details make or break the argument.. And that could not be more accurate right here. Having said that, let me inform you precisely what did deliver the results. Your authoring is actually incredibly persuasive and that is probably why I am making the effort in order to comment. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. Second, whilst I can see the jumps in reason you come up with, I am not necessarily convinced of exactly how you appear to unite the details which inturn produce the actual final result. For now I will yield to your position however trust in the foreseeable future you actually link your facts better.

  2. starscream1017 said:

    great review. game looks good!

  3. This game really looks awesome to be played this weekend
    I hope I can win one code 😀

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  5. Thanks once again Sahgeekmom.com. I hope I can win your contest! Your reviews are great and I really like your screen shot of ACTUAL APP CONTENT (I find other sites use press shots too often). I have bought 4 games you gave rave reviews too and I am happy with all.

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