Gridblock (also stylized as GridBlock) is a simple and straightforward puzzle game for the iOS and Android platforms. Your goal is to rack up as high score and survive as long as possible by placing a series of blocks without running out of moves or placements, and clear lines in order to make points. There are some power-ups, but the only endgame is your high score. Read on for some tips and tricks for Gridblock!
The game seems easy at first, but it gets tough quickly as you start to fill up the board. Clear lines horizontally and vertically to make more space for new blocks and to increase your score. Make more than one line at a time to clear off a ton of space and rack up even more points.
Keep your pieces around the corners and edges of the board. Avoid the middle of the board as much as you can, so that you can take up as little space as possible and avoid making huge gaps between blocks. Gaps are inevitable, but delay them as long as possible in order to stay alive for a long time.
Keep an eye out for the blocks with stars on them. These blocks will earn you coins when you clear them. Other ways to earn coins include using in-app purchases, and going to the “free coins” offer wall so that you can complete offers for coins. Most of these offers are app downloads, and they are free, meaning all that you have to do is download and run the app and you will earn the coins. Shut the game off and turn it back on if you don’t earn the coins right away.
Once you have enough coins, you can purchase power-ups. The blocks power-up swaps out your current batch of blocks for a new batch. Shuffle rearranges your blocks. Bomb clears all blocks within a 1-block radius of the block you tap. Zap clears all blocks of the same color. Clear R and Clear C clear either one row or one column. Nuke clears all blocks within a 2 block radius of the one that you tap.
There is no signal that you have run out of moves; when you do run out, if you don’t have the coins to switch out your blocks or purchase another power-up, simply hit the reload button to start a new game. When you do, your current score, if it is your top score, will be recorded as such.