NOKIA 3310 JAM 2: SwiftBlock 3310

“SwiftBlock 3310” by 89o, Trix & Groszak.

“Whizz around the map and leave dead copies of yourself to get to the goal! […] You can also warp from the left to the right side, vice versa, and up and down. Be careful, though, because there’s a limit to the amount of dead bodies you can leave!”


Do you remember mobile games at the time before smartphones existed? They definitely had their own charm. So it is not a surprise that the NOKIA 3310 JAM 2 got over 140 submissions. One of my personal favorites is “SwiftBlock 3310”, as it does not rely on the nostalgia for this kind of games only to be really enjoyable, but it also features an impressive, smart puzzle design.

In “SwiftBlock 3310” you play as a block who can only travel from one border to another by sliding to them. You can also swift from one window border to another, which could be interpreted as ‘warping’. However, should your movement does not result in you colliding with a wall, then there is nothing that could stop you – you are stuck in a loop and have to reset the level.

The goal is simple: In each level you have to reach the exit. But often there is no direct opportunity there for you to get there, that is why you have to leave dead copy of you behind. It will act as an extension of the wall, so that you can safely bump into it. Keep in mind though that you cannot do that as often as you want; there is a maximum amount of doing these actions in each stage. So if you are up for a neat little brain-twister with Nokia 3310 aesthetics, “SwiftBlock 3310” is the perfect choice! >>PLAY

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