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.
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Very Positive (298 reviews) - 93% of the 298 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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
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
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
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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.3 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Where can I begin?
This game is one of the most fun and addictive titles I've played in a while.

It's exactly what it says it is, a Puzzle Platformer. The puzzle aspect is quite simple; there are multicolored blocks that cascade from the sky, and your primary objective is to destroy them. Same colored blocks can connect, and chain for extra points. Massive combos result in massive amounts of points (buckle your pants, you're in for a massive amount of screen shaking.)

Now, the platforming part is where the fun begins. In addition to the puzzling, your next objective is survival. It's an endurance test. You'll need quick reflexes and lots of caution when blocks are falling from the sky - but that's not all you need to be wary of. Various stage hazards appear from time to time and vary from each world. Each hazard making the gameplay a ton of fun, as well as somewhat frustrating from time to time. A wise person will avoid letting hazards stack up. (Trust me.)

While the gameplay remains the same through each world, each world feels fresh as you play through them. As stated previously, each world adds new hazards, and you're in for a surprise every time. The graphics on each stage look great, and the music for each stage is even better.

In addition to solid gameplay, Super Puzzle Platformer has quite a few unlockables - various costumes that grant different bonuses and change how fast your character moves, how high they jump, and how strong their breaking abilites are. If you're feeling brave, there are also unlockable challenges that are both fun and, well, challenging. (They get pretty darn hard.)

This game even added some words to my normal vocabulary, I'll be calling things radical, jazzy, smokin', and nifty from now on.

Overall, I can't not recommend this game. Vibrant, colorful, retro graphics and a kickass soundtrack that are reminiscent of the Sega Genesis, simple and solid controls, with simple and great gameplay, as well as long lasting re-playability make this title shine. My only gripe would be the massive screenshake on very large combos. It can be pretty disorenting, but makes those combos feel worth it. I love everything about this game.

At the time of writing this review, I've only got a couple hours logged. But I'm extremely satisfied with this game, and I can't wait to log some more hours. 10 / 10.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2015
It's very frustrating at first, because pretty much everything instantly kills you, and there are a lot of rules that you just have to learn by dying, and also some nuance to the rules that you just have to learn by accident or via the special challenges (e.g. if you jump or fall onto spikes, it instantly kills you, but if you walk onto spikes that are the same horizontal level as you, it's totally safe).

It's extremely challenging, but once you die enough to figure out what in the hell is going on, it's actually a really creative idea for a falling block game. Extremely challenging, but honestly very fun. Especially once you start unlocking alternate characters with different special abilities. (The dual wield character is my jam.)

I'll give this one the thumbs up. Especially if it's in a sale.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2013
This is a slightly different take on the 'match colored gems' genre. Blocks will fall out of the sky, randomly, and it's your job, as a playable character, to destroy these blocks with your gun. If you shoot a block, all the other blocks connected it will also be destroyed. As long as they're the same color. Destroyed blocks will give you stars and earning enough of these stars will level up your character allowing him to shoot much faster and also to get hit should a block fall on him. Your level equals the number of times you can get hit, except if you fall onto the spikes or a weaponized block hits you. So, a level 3 character allows you to get hit 3 times. It's a challenging game, but you'll learn how to play it in a matter of minutes. 'Easy to learn, hard to master' has been never more appropriate.

Collecitng enough stars will unlock new outfits that give you more abilites, like a double jump or a jetpack, making the game slightly easier.

The retro graphics are charming and the music is pretty good, but gets a bit repetitive after a few games.

There are also challenges to be unlocked, but instead of relying on skills, they actually rely on memory. They can be frustrating, but fun, since they only last 30 seconds.

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe is a great game for all those who love games like Bejeweled, even if it doesn't use the exact same gameplay mechanic.

[Rating: 71/100]
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 6

An unique and fun game that kind of feels like a combination of Tetris and the platforming genre.

In short, you pick an outfit and each outfit has different stats and abilities, then you pick a level. On each level, you have to destroy colored blocks to obtain items that will power up your character as you accumulate them. Attacking a block of a specific color will damage all nearby blocks of the same color and they're all destroyed together. As you play, the game will be constantly throwing more blocks for you to destroy (and sometimes the game will throw entire rows at the same time), along with certain traps like cannons and dynamite levers. Also, you can't ever clear all blocks because the bottom is filled with spikes. There is no way to beat a level, you just try to get as far as you can while collecting stars to unlock the next levels.

Besides the usual levels, there are also challenge levels where you just have to survive for a certain number of seconds while the game throws multiple traps at the same time in a pre-designed pattern. And there is actually one thing at the very end of the game, which I won't spoil openly. But for those who want to know: A rather interesting and unexpected boss fight

There is also a splitscreen multiplayer mode where players compete with each other, destroying blocks in their screen in order to send more blocks to the opponent and seeing who survives the longest.

Not much to mention in terms of cons, really - it's a well done and fun game.

Certainly recommended.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Least puzzle-y game with the word puzzle in its name. Rhymes. It's like bejeweled and tetris but you have to avoid the falling blocks and when blocks of the same color come together, you have to break them with your chosen character with a unique moment style and weapon
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9.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Fun game, tons of unlockables, multiplayer's excellent, challenge mode levels, good controls.
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Dad 76
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 10
This is a really well made little game that's really fun to play in bursts in between longer outings. I come back and play for 5-10 minutes at a time every few days, or while waiting for something to download. It's always fun to try and get a new high score in a level, or beat your best record for number of gems grabbed. There are multiple playable characters, with their own movement/attack types that add even more variety past the normal puzzle gameplay. All in all, it's a really good game that I'm glad I picked up.
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13.2 hrs
Posted: July 30
It's kind of like Wario Woods where you control a character inside where the blocks are, but with more jumping and more shooting.
Great genesis-era music, hard as hell challenges, probably fun versus mode, but there's no online.
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19.0 hrs
Posted: July 23
Curator Review:

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe is a puzzle platforming game (who knew!) where you control a little character and collect triangles to level up and gems to unlock new areas. This is a great game to play at work or at your leisure while watching something else, like TV. Fun, yet simple. At only $8 I recommend a buy.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: July 19
Pretty little puzzle game that offers a clever mix between tetris and many platformer games of the 90's.

- gameplay is quite funny and addictive
- coop is a blast
- retro 90s SNES atmosphere is great

- the single player is quite confusing... what should I do to advance? it seriously bring the game down
- it seriously needed a competitive multiplayer option

Reccomended if you find it on sale.

Vote: 6,5/10. The gameplay alone really deserved more.
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2.4 hrs
Posted: July 15
♥♥♥♥win platforming/music/puzzlan/visuals. ♥♥♥♥ing radical. PLAY IT.
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26.0 hrs
Posted: July 14
One of those action puzzle games that immediately and completely works. Plenty of stuff to do single player, and a decent versus mode to boot.
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3.7 hrs
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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