The title says it all. Take one part falling block puzzle game, combine one part old-school platformer, add a couple thousand pixels, blend and serve. Why match colored blocks when you can just shoot the hell out of them? Your goal is to survive as long as you can. From celebrated indie developer Andrew Morrish and Adult Swim Games.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (303 reviews) - 93% of the 303 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 24, 2013

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“Easily one of the best Tetris-style games to show up in a very long time.”
- Hardcore Gamer

“Fans of simple, yet long-lasting arcade games will find this to be another title they come back to again and again.”
- Indie Statik

“Harkens back to a simpler time when the ultimate goal of a videogame was simply to obtain a high score.”
- Destructoid

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About This Game

The title says it all. Take one part falling block puzzle game, combine one part old-school platformer, add a couple thousand pixels, blend and serve. Why match colored blocks when you can just shoot the hell out of them? Your goal is to survive as long as you can. From celebrated indie developer Andrew Morrish and Adult Swim Games.

Key Features

  • Nov. 2013 Update: new outfit, new level, new challenges and MORE!
  • 9 playable characters, each with unique abilities
  • 7 different worlds to explore
  • Dozens of obstacles, hazards and enemies
  • 20+ challenges to overcome
  • Play single player or local head-to-head multi-player
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Leaderboards support
  • 30+ Steam achievements

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:2.0GHz
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:70 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4GHz or higher
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Vertex Shader 2.0 compatible card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:70 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Snow Leopard 10.6.X
    • Processor:Dual Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:170 MB HD space
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Overall:
Very Positive (303 reviews)
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Apeonaut
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is really addictive, a great new way to play a Tetris/Bejeweled hybrid. Love the music, love the retro artwork just a shame I'm totally **** at it! Would recommend to buy whilst on sale, great boredom breaker game to play in between games or if you just fancy something casual.
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Thundercleese
( 66.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Do you like tetris?

Do you like shooting things?

Do you like catchy, repetative music that bores inside of your head and eats away at your brain?

Do you like jumping?

Colors?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions this game is for you. It's got everything you could ever want in a game, colors, jumping, shooting, 8-ish bit graphics that make you question what sanity is, and its a lot of fun. everyone who reads this should buy this game twice. Once for themselves and once for a friend.
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LionsPhil
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
You will get cornered between rising fireballs and a falling block you couldn't see for the text telling you how awesome you are, and as you jump free a fire trap block will conk you on the head, you'll teleport above it because of how the squash logic works, and instantly die.

Then you'll hit restart anyway because the soundtrack is so good.
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Sarkoth
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
It mixes so many different games that you can truly say it's an idea of its own.
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frankieparsons
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
GAMEPLAY
The action takes place on one screen. You can move left, right, jump and fire. You first stand on two layers of blocks as blocks start to fall continuously from above. Your job is simple: avoid them, shoot them and don't die. A block takes 3 or 4 hits to be destroyed but all blocks of the same colour that are adjacent to each other explode in the blast. Destroy lots at once for a big score and don't hit the bottom - the spikes cause insta-death. Your quick-thinking decisions will involve where to fire from and which block of blocks to wipe out.

PRESENTATION & DESIGN
It's a pixel-art style kept simple. You have a map of an island which is your level-select screen. This has six unlockable areas denoting the six levels to play and the main idea is to try to get your best score on each and attempt to beat it with later playthroughs. Some players will attempt to crack certain conditions to unlock more characters.

CONCLUSION
This is a fast-paced game requiring quick-thinking and quick-reactions. One false move insta-kills you, often prematurely, and this unforgiving nature of the game can make things frustrating. Emotional players will need to be prepared to yell at the screen in despair on more than one occasion - and the fact that you need to wait through a load of animations to get back into the action after death, might just make stress levels worse. Despite this, most patient and balanced individuals will enjoy the blast.
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guapogringo101
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Fun little game. Music is annoying after a few minutes so I recommend muting and playing your own
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Note
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Super Puzzle Platformer is literally a puzzle platformer. It's like that dream I had where I was in the middle of a Tetris board and tetrominoes began to rain on me...

A-anyways, You play as a little square guy and you have to dodge raining blocks, spikes, chainsaws, etc. but you're armed with a weapon that can shoot alike colored blocks! There are six(?) different levels to play on, several challenges to complete and a whole assortment of characters to play as, (Ninja OP) replayability's pretty high for this game, especially when going for highscores or thinking to yourself, "Just one more game..."

Speaking of which..
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william2401
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Great music, great gameplay, 10/10
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Oregono
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
BEAT!
# Around 4 hours

SPPD is a really fun "score-chase" game where you basically shoot like-colored block combinations to destroy them, all the while avoiding falling blocks and traps. Every once in a while you get a "gem". You can move onto the next area once you have enough gems.

Simple in concept. Very entertaining in practice. Very much a "one more round" kind of game.
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Mr. Chicken nipples
( 42.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
An amazing game with an even more amazing soundtrack
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
It mixes so many different games that you can truly say it's an idea of its own.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Do you like tetris?

Do you like shooting things?

Do you like catchy, repetative music that bores inside of your head and eats away at your brain?

Do you like jumping?

Colors?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions this game is for you. It's got everything you could ever want in a game, colors, jumping, shooting, 8-ish bit graphics that make you question what sanity is, and its a lot of fun. everyone who reads this should buy this game twice. Once for themselves and once for a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
47 of 54 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
This game is not for the faint of heart.

You may be playing as an armed piece of cheddar with massive eyebrows, but you'd best be on your damn toes in this intense puzzle platformer. But this ain't your average "puzzle platformer", no, forget your braids and your fezzes, because this game's got GUNS, SPIKES, MISSILES, DYNAMITE, LASERS, JETPACKS, SKELETONS and BLOCK, AFTER BLOCK, AFTER BLOCK, THREATENING TO TURN YOU INTO CREAM CHEESE.

And to top it all off, this game has a BLAST PROCESSING option, which does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Wait for the blocks to fall and line up with each other. The more of the same color touching, the bigger the combo bonus when you blast them with your ray-gun! That's essentially the core element of Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe, shooting blocks in larger and larger groups for higher and higher combos in order to collect gems and unlock new areas and outfits!

Each new area comes with its own tileset, music, trap-blocks, and total gems needed to "complete" the area. Gems are earned by collecting bits from blasting blocks and clusters of blocks. Grab enough or get a big enough combo and a gem will drop for you to collect. Completing certain other "tasks" will unlock different outfits or characters to choose from. Each outfit comes with its own set of stats and abilities, each one having its own strengths and weaknesses.

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hits the action, puzzle, and indie spots tremendously well. The music is great and keeps the game at a fast pace while the sound effects blend perfectly into it. Bright, colorful, and simple animations are pleasing to the eye and easy to keep up with during quick bouts of frantic, block-shooting fun. The multiplayer is great and the game is a solid buy for the price. Get it. Right now.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
This title, although small, is a great send-up to the 3rd and 4th generations of gaming. Players can choose one of nine different outfits, each with thier own ability (for example: Ninja offers double-jumping; Domino Mask utilizes two-way shooting), and endure amidst a small arena of falling blocks. Jump, shoot and strategize your way to a high score.

As for the gameplay itself, the premise is simple: survive as long as possible, with no time limit. This quickly becomes a welcome challenge, as numerous traps [and blocks] will appear according to the players' level (goes up to four; the higher the level, the more difficult it is to survive). Each map has its' own set of traps. Usually, it is a better option to wait for the screen to fill at least halfway, as connected adjacent blocks of the same colour will all explode when shot as a combo. As blocks explode, they drop block bits, which add 1 point on thier own. Collect enough bits in a row, and an invincibility star will appear.

Get this title while it's still only 2 dollars; it's worth it. The game has a small footprint as well, being under a gigabyte, as well as lower specs.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2015
This game has awesome music and extremely solid core gameplay.
It's pretty tough and can sometimes be unfair because the blocks are somewhat random.

Thankfully it's not too frustrating since you can quickly start a new round.
The music and fun gameplay also help with that.

So far, I'd say 8.5/10.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Imagine Super Meat Boy and Tetris have had a child.

Everything was going fine with the baby until the 16th birthday, when they prompty discovered Rock n' Roll, from one of the old albums Meat Boy had lying around. It was KISS.

Super Puzzle became enamored with KISS, and KISS culture.

As Puzzle got further into KISS culture, they started hanging out with the wrong crowd. They were doing the reefer, and staying out all night playing rock and roll.

Super Meat Boy and Tetris didn't know what to do.

They went to the pastor at their local church. He too was at a loss. Never before had he seen someone so devoted to the rock and roll.

Things only got worse as Puzzle got older.

Eventually, though Meat Boy and Tetris did their best to raise a good devout christian, Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe became a worshiper of the Satan.

Super Puzzle now spends its time punishing people for its sins. Because it is so angry with life, it makes others suffer alongside it.

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hates you.

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hates me.

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe hates its parents.

...That is what it is like, playing this game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
That was a blast! I loved it!

You're a little block-shaped guy trapped in a Tetris pit and given the Polar Star from Cave Story. Your mission is to achieve a high score and survive for as long as possible against colored blocks and hazards constantly falling on you. You can clear blocks by shooting at them, and any adjacent same-colored blocks will also be damaged by your shots. Destroyed blocks drop little triangles (also from Cave Story) which will level up your gun. Getting crushed by a block will level down your gun, but most hazards (including the spikes at the bottom) will outright kill you and end your run, so you’ll have to be careful.

The main gameplay takes place in eight endless levels, each of which has its own set of hazards. Through continued play, you can unlock the different levels, as well as different characters, and about thirty “survival” challenges each of which will require you to dodge a preset pattern of hazards falling on you. I found everything in this game highly addicting and satisfying to defeat. The instant death traps were indeed frustrating, but they made the eventual success that much sweeter.

My favorite part of the game had to be the soundtrack. Unlike most retro-inspired chiptunes which sound like the NES, this game’s music is beautifully molded after the Sega Genesis (or perhaps old AdLib midis, if you prefer). There wasn’t a bad track in the whole game, and they all got me pumped to try again just one more time.

The game’s about 10-20 hours long depending on your skill level and your desired goal of completion. Getting the very last few achievements requires beating some sadistic levels which require you to survive for thirty seconds against a terrible onslaught of hazards. They are difficult, but manageable with some persistence. My only real gripe with this game was that the fourth level (Cookin Cave) seemed to be the hardest and most frustrating with some instant-death hazards which seem to come out of nowhere, but it’s doable once you notice the patterns in the level. Overall, the game’s length was about perfect and it didn’t overstay its welcome.

I recommend it to all achievement hunters, and anyone who likes the looks of the trailer. I think I’ll be having fond memories of this game for quite a while, at least until I can get the awesome music out of my head.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe is a perfect mixture of old school gameplay and modern twisted role reversal concepts; it controls beautifully, it's hard but not frustrating, when you pick up block pieces, diamonds and everything else it's very satisfying, and on top of it all, it's great for short bursts.
This is the kind of game I would have trashed every last coin into its coin op in late 80s/early 90s.

For those who don't know what this is about: it's a platform game set in a block-drop puzzle stage.
You have to avoid and destroy falling stuff. If you destroy a block placed near other blocks of the same colors you obtain more stuff. Picking up stuff is needed to level up and become more powerful.
The more you proceed, the more dangerous stuff drops down.
That's it, basically. But in a perfect arcade fashion it could virtually offer endless joy.

This is the kind of game you just can't stop playing. Like, never.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2013
Adult Swim games is doing great work here, finding hidden gems and publishing them. This game is addicting and fun, on the level of Robot Unicorn Attack. Although I didn't really care for any of the unlockable characters, but it's good to have some variety to find one's style of play. Is this the triple A title GOTY you've been looking for, with a level system, perks, killer story, killer graphics, and hardcore gameplay? No, it is not, but it is a fun little title that should not be ignored. Buy it, play it, and play it, and play it, and play it, and play it...
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